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 – Winter 2022

 

 

 

 

Begins Tuesday, February 1, 2022
The Our Father – A Short Course

When:  Tuesday Nights – 2/01/2022 – 3/15/2022
Time:  7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where:  St. Joseph Room (Parish Religious Education Center)

When the disciples asked Jesus what they should say in prayer, He gave them the “Our Father.” This prayer is considered a gift from the Lord and one that we should especially turn to in times of crisis.

Join your fellow parishioners in breaking down the Lord’s Prayer into bite-sized pieces to better understand the full meaning and intent. This study, to include video and group discussion, will go line by line through the prayer highlighting what it meant to Jesus’s first century audience and what it means for us today.

This six-week series will be held on Tuesday nights beginning Tuesday, February 1 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.


 

 

 

 

Begins Thursday, February 3, 2022

After a Year plus of COVID, CONFUSION and CONCERN
We could all use a little Wisdom right now!

Join Seminarian Randy Kraft and your fellow parishioners for a short four-week Bible Study on the Book of Job. This series will begin on Thursday, February 3 and the dates and topics can be found below. To register, please contact the Parish Office at 610-444-4364 or you may sign-up online by clicking here.

When:  Thursday Nights – 2/03/2022 – 3/24/2022
Time:  7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Where:  St. Joseph Room (Parish Religious Education Center)

Topics:

  • Week 1 (2/3/22): The Book of Job and Wisdom Literature
  • Week 2 (2/10/22): The Book of Job and The Nature/Image of God
  • Week 3 (2/17/22): The Book of Job and Dealing with Evils
  • Week 4 (2/24/22): The Book of Job and the Value of Friends

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.