Adult Faith Formation Programs

The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy

March 7 – May 9; Registration opens in February

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.

Previous Sessions

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

Bible in a Year Podcast Discussion Group

If you want to learn more about this podcast, or you already love it and want to share your thoughts and insights, join us!


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