Adults

 

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

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 2018.

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:

RCIA Registration 2018-2019

ACTS Retreats

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: March 28-31, 2019 (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.

Bible Studies

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.

Young Adults
Monday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm            Little Flower Parish House

Women
Tuesday mornings, 9:00-10:00 am         Hospitality Room

Men
Saturday mornings, 7:30-8:30 am          Little Flower Parish House

Blade coverage of Men’s Bible Study

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 annpfrancis@yahoo.com or register online at http://alturl.com/st6oe.

Men’s Night 

Little Flower Men:  A great Advent Men’s Night is coming up Saturday, December 8 — 7-9pm in the St. Francis Room.  We will share a talk from Fr. Richard Leonard, S.J. called Where the Hell is God:  Holding to Faith Through Tough Times.  Our faith in God is easier when everything is going well.  What about the times when our faith is challenged, undermined and threatened by things that happen to us or those we love?  Fr. Richard will share insight from his personal family experiences and from Catholic teaching on how we can hold to a God who walks with us in the “valley of tears”  —  an encouraging Advent reminder of the perseverance by Mary and Joseph leading up to the birth of our Savior.    Bring a friend and enjoy fellowship, appetizers and drinks alongside other men who share the desire to deepen our faith together.      Also . . . save the date for the next Men’s Night  —  Saturday, January 12  —  7-9pm in the St. Francis Room.  Questions?  Email to Ed Gillig, Eric Zatko or  Paul Figliomeni at lfmensnight@gmail.com.               

Click on the link below to download a recap of the Men’s Night:

LF Men’s Night Talk – John Sablan and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers – November 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Fr. Don Calloway – October, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk 1 of 2 – Fr. Mike Schmitz – September 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk 2 of 2 – Bishop Robert Barron – September 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk 2 of 2 – Dr. Ray Guarendi – August 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk 1 of 2 – Fr. John Hollowell – August 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk 2 of 2 – Fr. Mike Schmitz – July 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk 1 of 2 – Fr. Mike Schmitz – July 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Archbishop Fulton Sheen – June, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Deacon Alex Jones – May, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Sr. Bethany Madonna – April, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Fr. Robert Spitzer – March, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Gary Zimak – February, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Jason Evert – January, 2018

LF Men’s Night Talk – Sr. Mary Gabriel – December 2017

LF Men’s Night Talk – Bishop Robert Barron – November 2017

LF Men’s Night Talk – Fr. David Meconi – October, 2017

http://littleflowertoledo.org/faith-formation/adults/link-mens-lectures/