As a faith community committed to growing as intentional disciples, we realize the compelling need to engage in lifelong faith formation. Whether this journey began for you as an infant and has remained strong ever since, or if you have turned from a vibrant living of your faith by consciously leaving the Catholic Church or simply drifting away, or if you are now experiencing an inner pull to become acquainted and more knowledgeable of the Catholic faith for the first time, you are welcome here. We seek to provide opportunities and support to meet your needs wherever you are.
New Offerings for Adults
“Committed” | St. Francis Room
Faith Formation using the Symbolon DVD Series. We will explore the Catholic faith, followed by discussion and reflection. This session will be offered on Sunday mornings at 9:30am – 10:45am, resuming in the fall of 2016.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which adults become members of the Catholic Church. RCIA is for those
- Who have never been Baptized
- Who were Baptized in another Christian Church
- Who were Baptized in the Catholic Church but have not received First Communion or been Confirmed
- Who want to update their understanding of the Faith.
Click on the link below for the RCIA Registration Form:
ACTS retreats are structured on the foundation of Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. Parishioners come together to experience how their daily lives are fundamentally impacted by the Word and Sacraments of our faith. Through a weekend retreat (men’s and women’s) and through small faith communities, parishioners are led to live their faith more intentionally on a personal and community level.
Men’s Retreat: November 2-5, 2017 (begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon)
Women’s Retreat: March 30-April 2, 2017 (begins on Thursday evening & ends on Sunday afternoon)
Simeon and Anna Ministry (for those 60 and older)
This group meets on First Friday of every month at noon for lunch and a short presentation in the St. Francis Room.
Ongoing Opportunities to Grow as Intentional Disciples:
Life as an intentional disciple is rooted in an experience of God’s goodness and love that leads one to desire an ever deepening relationship with Jesus. Consider how you can engage in growing in your faith through these opportunities or other ways.
One of the clearest ways God desires to speak to us is through His revealed Word in the Sacred Scriptures. These gatherings focus on the Scripture readings of the upcoming Sunday.
Monday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm Little Flower Parish House
Tuesday mornings, 9:00-10:00 am Hospitality Room
Saturday mornings, 7:30-8:30 am Little Flower Parish House
Bloom (for Mothers and Grandmothers)
Bloom is a program for Catholic mothers in all stages of mothering/grandmothering, which will meet on the second Thursday of each month from September to May, from 9:00am – 11:15am in the St. Francis Room. Please contact Ann Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at http://alturl.com/st6oe.
Let’s keep the joy of the Easter season alive by joining together for our next Men’s Night on Saturday, May 13 — 7-9 pm in the St. Francis Room. We will hear a wonderful talk by Dr. Scott Hahn called The Treasure of our Soul. Dr. Hahn is a renowned Catholic author and speaker and is also on the faculty at Franciscan University of Steubenville. We will hear Dr. Hahn’s insight about the beautiful gift we have been given in the Creed, including its history and the important role it plays as a continual reminder of the key elements of our faith. As men, we must be mindful of our role in proclaiming and living our faith boldly and confidently, especially in the secular culture that surrounds us, as we lead others to the Lord in the way God desires for each of us. Remember, Men’s Night is for all men, so bring a friend and enjoy appetizers, drinks and plenty of fellowship as always. Also, save the date . . . the following Men’s Night is Saturday, June 10 — 7-9pm. Speaker TBA. Questions? Email to Ed Gillig, Eric Zatko or Paul Figliomeni at email@example.com.
Click on the link below to download a recap of the Men’s Night:
LF Mens Night 2016-12-10-The Nativity Story.pptx
LF Mens Night 2015-12-05-Chris Stefanik
The next Women’s Night will be Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Parish House. Join us for an evening of reflection, discussion and socializing with other women of faith.
The Director of Evangelization and Adult Faith Formation is responsible for all of the above ministries. Please call:
Sister Marilyn Marie Ellerbrock at the Parish Center