Adult Faith Formation
Faith is more precious than gold; it is a gift from God. Faith introduces us to a kind of knowledge that human intelligence alone cannot attain. In Adult Formation, it is such a joy and a gift to help guide individuals on their journey of faith. When people come inquiring about our Catholic religion, I see them grow so much in their love of God as they journey to full communion with the church. When sharing adult formation offerings to seasoned Catholic, it is reassuring that they feel the need to continue on their lifelong journey of faith.
Just like a plant needs water to grow, we need to continue our knowledge of faith so as to open the doors into the fullness of the saving mystery revealed by God. Not all knowledge of faith comes to us academically, we learn by giving of ourselves. Simply persisting in our everyday struggles to learn and love God is our most authentic expression of faith.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Mary Chajewski, -- Adult Faith Formation Coordinator
Office: 520.747.1321 email: email@example.com
“For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead”
Adult RCIA Process
This is a year-long process for the unbaptized (and non-practicing baptized), who wish to inquire about the Catholic faith, and to prepare for receiving the sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Series is offered on Tuesday evenings, and Sacraments are received at the Easter Vigil (assuming readiness is achieved). Cost is $40.
Adult Profession of Faith Process
This is a 12-week series for persons who are baptized and are practicing their Christian faith. The classes will orient you to the sacraments and practices of the Catholic Church and prepare you for the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation (assuming readiness is achieved). Classes are offered twice a year (starting in September and January), and held on Tuesday evenings. Cost is $40.
This is a 9-week series for Catholic Adults who are lacking the Sacrament of Confirmation. The classes will orient you to the sacraments and practices of the Catholic Church and prepare you for the sacraments of Confirmation (assuming readiness is achieved). Classes are offered twice a year (starting in September and January), and held on Tuesday evenings. Cost is $40.
RCIA Core Team
Core Members are essential to the successful flow of the Adult Sacrament Programs. Some of the duties that are shared by several core team members: Facilitate Small Group Tables as needed; Help with set-up & tear down for meetings; Help take attendance; Before weekly classes, be sure to pray for candidate and catechumens on their journey; Be available at all the Rites, Retreat, and the Easter Vigil; Be willing to share your faith journey and your relationship with God.
Couple to Couple Sponsor Ministry – Marriage Preparation
Individuals in this Ministry have a commitment to “sponsoring” couples, in their home, who are preparing for Christian Marriage. This marriage preparation program is to ensure better preparation for the reality of Christian marriage. In the process couple will benefit by learning about a Christian marriage and the commitment to continue working at their marriage throughout their lives. This program is a one-on-one program between the sponsoring couple and the couple getting married, and is held in the sponsoring couple’s home. The sponsor couple would meet and share with the engaged couple four to five times in their home. Each sponsor couple would only have two or three engaged couples a year.
Rosary Makers Ministry
Men and Women pray and make Rosaries out of their own homes for those in need. These include children, teens, and adults receiving sacraments, parishioners who need a rosary, at hospital visits, Haiti, and other places in need. After attending a workshop to learn how to make a rosary, you are given supplies so you can make the rosaries in the comfort of your own home. You bring the finished rosaries to the church and can get supplies to make more rosaries. Workshops are held twice a year.
Adult Faith Sharing Group
Faith sharing groups are designed for maximum fellowship and faith-sharing, prayer, and letting the power of Jesus come center stage into our lives. The groups give adults a place to share their faith and be enlightened by God’s Word in the Sunday Sacred Scriptures. We have several groups that meet weekly throughout the year.