Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

‚ÄčThe Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.

Three major goals guide and direct efforts in adult faith formation:

  1. Invite and Enable Ongoing Conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life.
  2. Promote and Support Active Membership in the Christian Community.
  3. Call and Prepare Adults to Act as Disciples in Mission to the World.

The Church and its adult faithful have a mission in and to the world: to share the message of Christ to renew and to transform the social and temporal order. This dual calling to evangelization and justice is integral to the identity of the lay faithful; all are called to it in baptism. Accordingly, faith formation seeks to help each adult believer become "more willing and able to be a Christian disciple in the world." As salt of the earth and light for the world (cf. Mt 5:13-16), adult disciples give witness to God's love and caring will so that, in the power of the Spirit, they renew the face of the earth.

—excerpted from Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States

For more information about Adult Faith Formation opportunities in your parish and diocese, please see below.

The Divine Mercy in the Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Divine Mercy
Coming to SSPP Café, in 6 sessions starting, Tues., March 5, 2019 , 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Experience a breathtaking film journey that combines history, Scripture, prophecy and personal sacrifice to show God’s merciful desire for you.  

With his characteristic skill and lucid style, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, interweaves the dramatic history of Poland, the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary at Fatima, the witness of St. Maximilian Kolbe and the world changing papacy of St. John Paul II into a tapestry of wonder and beauty. Fr. Gaitley's  luminous teaching is presented with cinematic artistry of the  Augustine Institute's film team, bringing to life the vast panorama of God's work of Mercy in the world, and his calling to the hearts of all who will embrace it.   

Don’t delay! You may sign up now by clicking here.

Alternatively, you may call Linda Steinmiller, Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, at 410-822-6581.

A donation of $10.00 would be greatly appreciated. 

You may watch a brief preview of this dramatic series on YouTube (link 1 and link 2).

Catholic Update

For Catholics who wish to re-connect and grow in your understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic Church, The Catholic Update is a practical and easy way to explore Catholic teaching and tradition. The Catholic Update is also a study developed to assist in the preparation of those adults seeking completion of their Sacraments of Initiation; Communion or Confirmation. Meeting on Wednesdays, once a month, Saints Peter and Paul Parish will offer a variety of speakers and content. Please register for each session you will be attending.

Catholic Update will resume in May. More information is coming, soon.

If you would like more information, please contact the Office of Christian Formation at 410-822-6591.

Women of Faith Bible Study

Women of Faith Bible Study

The mission of The Women of Faith Bible Study Group is the spiritual formation of women by fostering in them a greater desire to know, love, and serve God and His Church. As a community of women rooted in our Catholic faith, we offer opportunities to deepen our relationship with God, develop relationships with other women in order to support our spiritual growth, and manifest our love for God by serving His people.

We meet two Monday mornings a month from September until June.

Please contact Amy Schisler for more information at amyschisler@me.com.

Hearts Afire Retreat Series

Hearts Afire

Hearts Afire is a parish-based program from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. Based on the "small-group" dynamic, it is a program that is changing lives and transforming parishes around the country. Presented in short, understandable video clips and book format, Father Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, STL, pours out in his own words the main reason for creating such a program. "Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary truly is 'the surest, easiest, shortest, and the most perfect means" to becoming a saint and there should be an easy and updated way to dive into such a blessing."

Beginning In October
Stage One, Part One: 33 Days to Morning Glory
6 Sessions
Beginning October 30 at Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School
6:30 pm until 8:00 pm
Facilitators: Marsha Mueller and Karen Hollis

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Or, for more information, please contact:
Linda Steinmiller at lsteinmiller@ssppeaston.org or call 410-822-6581