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.
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 2017.
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.
Women’s Retreat: April 5-8, 2018 (begins on Thursday evening & ends on Sunday afternoon)
Simeon and Anna Ministry (for those 60 and older)
This group meets on First Monday 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 email@example.com or register online at http://alturl.com/st6oe.
Little Flower Men: Save the date for the next Men’s Night — Saturday, April 14 from 7-9pm in the St. Francis Room. We will have a beautiful talk from Sr. Bethany Madonna called My Father and yours . . .Unleashing the Blessing. Sr. Bethany is a member of the Sisters of Life religious community and will speak about the message of God’s incredible love for us. The word of the Father reveals to us the gifts we have already received: “Everything I have is yours.” As part of our parish’s Lenten theme of Relinquishment, we have been reminded of how we can lead a more peace-filled life by giving our anxiety and worry to God, and then to trust in His love and in His ways to guide us through the challenges God allows in our lives. True relinquishment only happens when we remember that God really does love us as His own. As men of faith, God calls us to lead others to His Fatherly love. Come and prepare yourself to rejoice in God’s ultimate sign of love for us: Jesus’ resurrection, which we celebrate during Easter season. Bring a friend and enjoy some great fellowship, appetizers and drinks alongside other men of faith. Also . . . save the date for the next Men’s Night — Saturday, May 12 from 7-9pm in the St. Francis Room. Questions? Email to Ed Gillig, Eric Zatko or Paul Figliomdeni at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link below to download a recap of the Men’s Night:
Every other Tuesday night, all women of the Parish are invited to join us for a video study and discussion of A Biblical Walk with Mary by Dr. Edward Sri. It is helpful but not necessary to attend each session. We will meet in the Parish House at 7:00 pm. No registration is needed.