The Bible is the living Word of God but is not always easy to understand. Bible study allows participants to learn unique insights to gain a deeper understanding of Scripture. Small group discussions allow you to understand the readings and help you apply them to your life. Bible study also helps participants to understand the readings and prayers at Mass because our Mass is full of Scripture.
Each fall, winter and spring features a different study.
Service Opportunities! Have you ever wondered if there were something you, or you and your family or friends, could do to help out? We have a wide variety of people in need and a wide variety of skills and resources to meet those needs. Let us help you find a way to help that taps your best interests and skills.
Here are some areas she’s exploring:
- Getting ready for winter: helping the parish and our neighbors with winterizing. Could involve raking, planting, weatherizing, whatever is needed.
- Game Night: to help the refugee families our parish has sponsored meet other parishioners.
- Helping a local shelter: serving a meal, clean-up, reading to kids at the shelter, whatever is needed.
Adult faith formation provides a number of processes through which people may consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer and study. This must be the central task of the catechetical enterprise “becoming the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age”. (General Directory for Catechesis, #275)
“Every disciple of the Lord shares in his mission. … To grow in discipleship throughout life, all believers need and are called to build vibrant parish and diocesan communities of faith and service…. Pope John Paul II …envision[s] a laity who are living witnesses to Christ: well-formed in faith, enthusiastic, capable of leadership in the Church and in society, filled with compassion, and working for justice.” (Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, USCCB, 1999, pp. pp.1-2, 11)