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.

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.

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.

33 Days to Morning Glory

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