SFA ADULT FORMATION PROGRAM
We have created a series of programs to enrich our faith and our relationship with God. Below we include the information for each one, the start date, and the option to register. It does not matter if you did not attend the first sessions, it does not matter, you can join the programs even if they have already started.
In-person: September 12th – November 14th
10 sessions // Sunday 11:15 am
Online: September 21st – November 23rd
10 sessions // Tuesday 7:00 pm
In-person: September 23rd – November 25th
10 sessions // Thursday 9:30 am
Dr. Brant Pitre guides us through scripture history and the Church’s teaching to illuminate the wonder and miracle of the Eucharist. With deep insight, Dr. Pitre gives a fresh perspective for understanding the mystery that is the Eucharist.
Click on the purple button to register, make sure to choose the session and the format you are interested in.
November 28th – December 5th
3 sessions // Sunday 11:15 am
The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and to the anniversary of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas.
1 session // Sunday 11:15 am
Unfolding the beauty and mystery of the Birth of Jesus.
January 9th – February 20th
7 sessions // Sunday 11:15 am
The Bible and the Mother of God Why is she so important to Catholics and why have so many people been devoted to her over the centuries? What can we learn about her from Sacred Scripture? Find out in this series.
Why is Adult Formation important?
At St. Francis, our goal is to help parishioners journey along the Path of Discipleship. One of the best ways you can become a missionary disciple is by growing in your relationship with Christ and his Church through ongoing catechesis, including the various bible studies, presentations and workshops, and small groups offered here.
It’s all about relationship
It is especially sobering to learn that when Pew surveyors asked the question, “Which comes closest to your view of God: God is a person with whom people can have a relationship, or God is an impersonal force?” only 48 percent of Catholics were absolutely certain that the God they believed in was a God with whom they could have a personal relationship.
So it should be clear that retaining a Catholic identity does not mean that someone necessarily believes in God at the heart of Catholicism. How much of our faith can make sense to millions of Catholics when the bedrock foundation – belief in a personal God who loves us – is not in place?
Where does all this leave us? Certainly one of the most fundamental challenges facing our Church is this: The majority of adult Catholics are not even certain that a personal relationship with God is possible.
In order to help our community have and grow in this, THE most essential and important relationship, we have created a Faith Enrichment program to help and share with all of our parishioners. You are welcome to come, even if the series already started, and discover how great and amazing this relationship can be for your life and your family.
“The truth is that at this very moment, millions of Americans, including many ex-Catholics, are open to the faith of Jesus Christ and his Church.”