The Adult Formation Ministry promotes learning and spiritual development for adults of the parish to deepen appreciation for the Catholic faith and inspire greater participation. The ministry coordinates a wide range of opportunities including: Bible studies, lecture-style presentations, small faith-sharing groups, providing resources for personal study, and other activities of interest. Saint Mary will continue to develop the ministry, with a commitment to life-long intergenerational learning, to bring people closer to God.

To register for an upcoming Adult Formation event please click the button below.

Ministry Contact

Spiritual Support for Home

During the current Covid-19 health crisis, it is important to make time to attend to our spiritual and emotional health. St Mary has created a Spiritual Support for Home page many resources to keep your faith alive and and to stay connected to God.

Activities and Events

Faith and Organizing Solutions to Pandemic Problems

We are in a new normal with new difficulties. How do we handle the changes and stresses? Learn how to maintain the systems, spaces, and habits that we set up in our homes, long after the pandemic fades. Recording of this presentation is available for viewing. Click the button below and use Passcode: 1XP.iP2q

Lectio Divina Bible Study

Lectio Divina is a method of prayer, scriptural reading and meditation intended to promote communion with God. Participants prepare for each session by reading the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday. Virtual sessions going on now!

Free Courses at Mundelein Seminary

Enhance your faith with free courses at the Institute for Pastoral Leadership at Mundelein Seminary. Click the button below for more information on Wonderful Wednesday Workshops or to register.

Year Round Bible Study Options

Bible Study options are available at St. Mary for both group and individual study. If you would like to join the Bible Study Committee to help plan the next group study at the parish, please email the Adult Formation Coordinator.

Social Encyclical:  Fratelli Tutti

Suggested Resources

Book of the Month | March 2020

Click on the image above to read more about this month’s selection.

Word on Fire

Founded by Bishop Robert Barron. Click on the image above for many useful resources.

Busted Halo

Faith Shared Joyfully!! Check out the Busted Halo website to find articles, information and many engaging resources.

Featured Book

Click on the image above to read more about this month’s selection.

Catholic Stuff You Should Know

Podcast of lighthearted explorations of prominent and obscure Catholic topics.

Living Faith Daily Devotions

Booklets at kiosk in parish narthex or subscribe to daily email.

Thinking About Becoming Catholic?

Have you or someone you know thought about deepening your relationship with Jesus? Are you searching for a spiritual home and seeking a community in which to worship and get involved? Considering being baptized or being confirmed? Maybe you just have some questions about the Catholic faith. Contact the RCIA Coordinator to learn more.

Adult Formation Kiosk

Visit the kiosk in the parish narthex for a variety of faith resources, books, CDs, pamphlets available throughout the year. Donations are requested to allow the parish to purchase new material.

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