Adult Faith Formation 

Each year, St. Patrick’s Church runs several different Adult Faith Formation opportunities. Using the best of materials, both written and video, the Word of God is broken open in such a way so as to move the mind and the heart to more fully grasp and love God’s Word. Through the group experience, one can witness God’s presence, form friendships, and grow closer to God and others in a Bible Study.

Adult Faith Formation Programs – Lent  2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Begins Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Conversion: Following the Call of Christ

When:  Tuesday Nights – 3/22/22 – 5/10/2022
Time:  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where:  St. Joseph Room (Parish Religious Education Center)

What makes one’s life successful? Money? Power? Honor? Pleasure?

Most philosophies of the well-lived life are based on having something. But the Christian perspective is that it is better to be something. The goal of Christian life is to grow in a loving relationship with Christ, becoming more like him through the immersion of our entire selves into His Church, Christ’s Body. But our transformation in Christ will not occur until we recognize him as our ultimate concern. In Conversion: Following the Call of Christ, Bishop Barron demonstrates how ordinary, sinful people like us are met by Jesus and called to a better life through Him.

This six-week series, to include video and group discussion, will be held on Tuesday nights beginning Tuesday, March 22 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM and will be offered as a hybrid of in-person and via Zoom. To register for this discussion series, please click here. You may also contact Ann Marie Gillinger via email at amgmag03@gmail.com.


Why join a Faith Formation Program?

Some thoughts from those who have participated in an adult faith formation offering at St. Patrick Parish:

  • “Studying the Bible has opened my eyes, my intellect, and my heart to Christ and His Church as never before. All the pieces have finally fallen into place.”
  • “To learn more is to love more.”
  • “Studying Scripture has enhanced my understanding of our rich Faith heritage. It’s as though Mass was one-dimensional and in black and white before attending class. Now I see in color and want so much to share this wonderful Good News!”
  • “I started attending Bible Study to learn more about the Bible and my faith. What I found was an extraordinary experience of discovery that has brought me into a personal relationship with Christ enhancing my faith in ways I never imagined.”
  • “Taking part in Bible Study has been a passionately life changing experience–quite literally thrown open the doors to reveal the truth, beauty, and mystery contained within the dynamic heart and soul of our Catholic Faith.”
  • “I’ve gained a humbling awe for our Catholic faith and learned how to better live it through the various studies and the influence of other people attending the programs. I have a greater love for God and have gained a beloved faith community.”
  • “Bible study has given me greater insight into the Biblical stories that were written describing Jesus’ teaching and his preaching of our Catholic faith.”
  • “I found the group to be so alive with the Holy Spirit that it was contagious.”
  • “Enriching as the course material is, even more inspiring are the weekly discussions and hearing how others live their faith.”
  • “The opportunity to study, discuss, and even question with fellow Catholics is a perfect way to begin a life long habit of reading the Bible.”

Contact the Parish Office for more information.