Faith Enrichment

SFA ADULT FORMATION PROGRAM

 

UPCOMING SERIES

2021-2022 CALENDAR

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.

The Incarnation

December 19th

1 session // Sunday 11:15 am

Unfolding the beauty and mystery of the Birth of Jesus.

 

Mary

January 9th – February 20th

7 sessions // Sunday 11:15 am

Online: January 11th – March 1st

7 sessions // Tuesday 7:00 pm

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.

 

Lent Reflection

February 27th

1 session // Sunday 11:15 am

Take time to prepare for the forty days of Lent beginning Ash Wednesday, to better focus on the Redemptive Act of Jesus in His suffering and death on the Cross.

 

Philippians

March 6th – April 3rd

5 sessions // Sunday 11:15 am

Discover what it means to share in the citizenship of Heaven.  Glory with Saint Paul as his eloquent hymn reveals the mind of Christ.

 

Triduum

April 10th

1 session // Sunday 11:15 am

The Path to Calvary. Follow Jesus on His final journey through the Last Supper to the Crucifixion and Death, and on to the glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday April 17th.

 

Salvation

April 24th – June 26th 10th, 2022

10 sessions // Sunday 11:15 am

 

New Life in Christ. Drawing upon Scripture each session addresses a particular misconception of Salvation and explains what salvation is by explaining what it is not.  To misunderstand salvation is to fail to fully understand who the Savior is, and this study ultimately seeks to lead participants into a deeper love for the Savior Himself.

 

For more information about the Faith Enrichment Series, please contact:

RCIA Coordinator & Tribunal Advocate
Scott Immel // 817-481-2685 ext. 234 // [email protected]

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.”

Sherry Anne Weddell