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. Scroll below to explore activities and resources.
Got questions about life?: Is there a God? Why am I here? Do I have a purpose?
Alpha helps create a space for honest conversation around some of life’s biggest questions. It is designed to provide guests an opportunity to connect with one another while providing the opportunity to share thoughts, ideas, and opinions in a safe and caring environment. Alpha helps bring people together while providing the chance to encounter Jesus.
Here’s what to expect at the sessions:
- Alpha meets once a week for 11 weeks.
- Sessions begin with a meal, followed by a short talk, and time to discuss the topic.
- During the discussion, everyone is welcome to contribute their opinions and no question is considered hostile or too simple.
- Alpha is for everyone – no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge or belief in Christianity.
A new Alpha session will begin at St. Mary on September 11, 2023. RSVP is requested to plan for the meal at each session, but there is no obligation to attend the whole series. Just let us know your interest level!