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 and engagement. 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.
Activities and Events
“The Necessity of the Reformation”
The Protestant Reformation(s) started by Martin Luther and others have often been presented as the only option for fixing a broken, corrupt, and unreformable church. This presentation will challenge the older narrative of the necessity of the Protestant Reformation(s) by separating fact from fiction to address the question: how broken was the Late Medieval Church? Register for the presentation using the button above.
“The Galileo Affair”
The trial of Galileo is often presented as the defining moment in the relationship between science and the Church. In popular history, the Church is presented as condemning Galileo’s proposal because the Church was against scientific thought. In fact, the relationship between science and the Church has been a very positive relationship. Come hear more about the actual history of faith and science, along with a better understanding of the Galileo affair.
Current Bible Study Options
There are a number of Bible Study options available at St. Mary for both group and individual study. Click below for current suggestions.
If you would like to join the Bible Study Committee to help select and plan the next group study at the parish, please email the Adult Formation Coordinator.
“Lord, Teach Me to Pray”
Ignatian Prayer Group for Women. Lord, Teach Me to Pray is a three-part Ignatian prayer series developed to meet the desire for on-going spiritual growth and for a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord. In facilitated faith sharing prayer communities, the Lord, himself, teaches us to pray. Click on the button below to learn more about opportunities to join.