Adult Formation

The goal of adult faith formation is to help men and women continue to grow in knowledge, faith, and fellowship. It is to serve as the nucleus of parish catechesis and the foundation for all programs and activities that serve families with children. In 1999, the United States Conference Catholic Bishops’ issued a Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation, “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us”. This document reminds us that every adult must do their part to be mature in faith and able to share the Gospel message.

HOLY CONFIRMATION

In order for Catholics to be fully initiated into the Church, they must receive the three Sacraments of Initiation. These are Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Holy Confirmation. Adults needing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation are prepared in a short formation cycle with our Faith Formation staff on campus. It is in this setting that adults may become reacquainted, or in many cases, gain a deeper understanding of the Great Commission from the Gospel of St. Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’” Contact the Faith Formation Office for additional information, and the next scheduled class session.

R.C.I.A. FOR ADULTS

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process of inquiry, acceptance, and catechesis for adults who are interested in becoming Catholic. This journey is for unbaptized adults, those baptized into non-Catholic Christian communities, and those who were baptized as infants, but did not receive the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Holy Confirmation and have the desire to be fully initiated into the Catholic Church. If you have a relative, friend or coworker who has expressed interest in the Catholic faith, or if you yourself are interested in finding out more about the RCIA process, please contact the parish Faith Formation Office for more information.

Scripture Study Groups

The study of Sacred Scripture is an effective method of continuing our adult faith formation. Holy Spirit has groups that meet weekly during the school year, some that meet year-round, and others that meet only during the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent. A variety of approved study materials are available for interested adults. For information about group days and times, please check the Adult Study Groups section on the Parish Contacts page.

Additional Programs

offered throughout the year

Lectures

Parent sessions for sacrament preparation
[Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, Teen Confirmation]

Please check the parish bulletin each week for the list of upcoming events,
or contact the Faith Formation Office for more information.