Adult Faith Formation Programs

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Summer Book Club

Eager to Love: the Alternative Way of Saint Francis of Assisi by Richard Rohr

Saturday, August 10, 9:30 – 10:30am

“Saint Francis found an ‘alternative way’ to follow Jesus, one that disregarded power and privilege and held fast to the narrow path of the Gospel.” Rohr reminds us “of the long tradition founded on his revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus.” Book discussion takes place at Good Shepherd on Saturday, August 10. Come for Mass at 9am, followed by breakfast goodies and book discussion 9:30 – 10:30am. Please purchase your own copy of the book.

The Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation

Next Bible Study begins October 1 

The Bible Timeline study program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Presenter Jeff Cavins shows you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and gives you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven through Scripture. Using a unique color-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our Faith.

Previous Sessions


First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community

Beginning February 20, Tuesdays 10 – 11:15am and 7:15-8:45pm

Join us for an 11-week study of First Corinthians beginning February 20th. In this study, Presenter Tim Gray examines Paul’s advice for living an authentic Christian life in a pagan culture as well as his teachings about the nature of grace, the Church as the body of Christ, and the most powerful gift of all—the Eucharist. Please register and order your workbook.

Dine and Discuss: The Rocking Chair Prophet

Saturday, February 3, 6 – 8pm in Creedon Hall

In this third and final year leading up to our Diocesan Jubilee celebration, we are reminded of Jesus’ words, “Behold I make all things new.” In The Rocking Chair Prophet, we rediscover the impact of encountering Jesus and reorienting our lives to effectively share this gift of faith we have received.

All parishioners are also invited to Dine and Discuss – an evening of dinner and fellowship, including a book discussion on Saturday, February 3 from 6 – 8pm in Creedon Hall. RSVP by February 1.


Marriage and Family Series

Wednesday, October 18, 25, and November 1, 7 – 8pm in Creedon Hall

Join us for a Marriage and Family Series with Father Tom! Topics will include: the sacrament of Matrimony, cohabitation, birth control vs. natural family planning, divorce, annulments and the Tribunal, fertility issues, same sex marriage, and more. RSVP below and contact Joan Sheppard with any questions.

Lectio: Mary – The Bible and the Mother of God

Tuesday, October 3 – Tuesday, November 21, 10 – 11:30am or 7 – 8:30pm

Why is Mary so important to Catholics, and why have so many people been devoted to her over the centuries? In this 8-part series, Dr. Brant Pitre examines what the Old and New Testaments, the life of Christ, and the early Church fathers reveal about the life and identity of Mary.

The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy

March 7 – May 9; You must register before February 28 to receive your book in time for the first class. 

If God’s people had stayed close to him, there might have been no need for the prophets. God sent prophets at critical times to call the people back to their covenant relationship. Prophets proclaimed the consequences of continued sin, called people to repentance, and declared God’s faithful love. They also spoke of the future to shed light on current events and to reveal God’s plans and purposes.

It is nearly impossible to understand the work and the message of Jesus without the prophetic books. In The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy, presenter Thomas Smith examines who the prophets were, their role during their time, and the meaning of their messages for our own time. Discover how God is constantly calling you to a deeper relationship as well as the ways you are called to be the voice of God to others.

Book of the Month September: Rome Sweet Home – Our Journey to Catholicism

Wednesday, September 27, 7pm

Join us for a book discussion on Rome Sweet Home – Our Journey to Catholicism by Scott and Kimberly Hahn. Scott Hahn was a Presbyterian minister and militantly anti-Catholic. His wife, Kimberly, was the daughter of a well-known Protestant minister and struggled deeply when Scott decided to convert to the Catholic faith.  Their conversion story is an inspiration to all, and a reminder of what makes our Catholic faith so precious. 

Register by August 20 to be included in the bulk book order.


Lectio: Peter – Cornerstone of Catholicism

Tuesdays, October 4 – December 13 in person at Good Shepherd

  • Morning Session: 10 – 11:30am
  • Evening Session: 7 – 8:30pm

The character of St. Peter is both inspiring and confounding to many of us. How could a stubborn and impulsive fisherman become the “rock” upon which Jesus would build his Church? Bringing together biblical accounts, historical evidence, Church teaching, classical art, and personal insights, Dr. Tim Gray gives a fresh perspective on Simon Peter that is immediately informative and relevant to our lives. After all, if Jesus could bring out the very best in someone like Peter, then there is hope for the rest of us.

Book Group: Living the Mass: How One Hour a Week Can Change Your Life

Thursdays, September 15, October 20, and November 17 from 7 – 8pm

Have you ever heard (or said), “I don’t get anything out of attending Mass.”?  If Catholics better understood the meaning of the Mass, there is no way they would miss.  It has the power to transform how you live the other six days of the week. Register below and click here to purchase your copy of the book.

Parish Mission: The Eucharist as Memorial

Saturday, June 4 after the 5pm Mass

Father Cedric’s presentation originally scheduled for March 12 has been rescheduled. After the 5pm Mass, join us for a meal in Creedon Hall. Children and teens (ages 5 and older) will participate in age-appropriate activities while adults hear an inspiring talk by Father Cedric Wilson. There is no cost but please RSVP.

Presence: The Mystery of the Eucharist

In this Year of the Eucharist, join Father Tom and fellow parishioners for this stunning series on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Each evening will include a video presentation, light snacks and fellowship, and small group discussion.

James: Pearls for Wise Living

Join us for this 11 week in-person study of the Book of James. “In James: Pearls for Wise Living, Jeff Cavins shows how the teachings of James speak to those of us who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and our faith.”

Book Group: The Return of the Prodigal Son

The next book selection is The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen. If you’re looking for a deep, well though-out discussion of a magnificent parable, this book is most certainly it.

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

This eight-week study gives you the “big picture” of the Bible. Arranging the key people, places, and events of Scripture in chronological order, after just 8 sessions you’ll have a clearer picture of the story of salvation history and understand how you fit into God’s plan.


Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come

11-week study with two meeting options on Tuesdays:

  •  Morning Session: 10:30-11:30am or
  •  Evening Session: 7:00-8:00pm

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