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.
Activities and Events
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.
Social Encyclical: Fratelli Tutti
In October, Pope Francis released his third encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. In it, he says fraternity and social friendship are the means to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. Click button below to read Vatican Media’s short summary of the new encyclical.
Podcast of lighthearted explorations of prominent and obscure Catholic topics.
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.
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.