Adult Faith Formation

Contact Karie Ferrell, Director of Faith Formation
kferrell@stmaryevanston.org
 
A vibrant faith community needs a “strong, complete, and systematic catechesis for all its members … adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study must be the central task in this catechetical enterprise.” (from the document, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops)
 
Adult Faith Formation programs include Bible Study Groups, Lenten Reflection Groups, Speaker Series, faith sharing and discussion groups, our annual Parish Mission and the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Scroll down for our calendar of events and spiritual opportunities.
Scripture Study : Scripture & The Rosary
 
Nothing enriches the contemplation of the mysteries of the rosary like encountering them at their source in Sacred Scripture. Five Scripture passages from the New Testament are explored for each set of the rosary’s mysteries: the Joyful, the Sorrowful, the Luminous, and the Glorious. This study has 5 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 4 lessons. The Study Set includes a Study Guide and a commentary, Hail Mary, Holy Bible, by Clifford M. Yeary.
 
Wednesdays, October 10 – November 7  in the Parish Center.
Morning Group, 10am to 11:30am
Responding to the Realities of Contemporary Family Life
 

In Amoris Laetitia, the Apostolic Exhortation issued in response to the Synod on the Family, Pope Francis calls for a new approach to responding to the challenges of contemporary family life. He shares his views on family and married life outlining in some detail the many challenges that they face.

Join us as Gina Wolfe, a professor at Catholic Theological Union, helps us consider the significance of the Pope’s words and how we, as a people faith, might respond to some of the challenges we encounter in our own lives and the lives of those we love.
 
Tuesday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the Church