Adult Formation

What is God calling you to do?

“I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day.”  ~ Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel

Our adult formation offerings are intended to bring us into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church; this is the basis of discipleship. How can we love someone we don’t know? Knowledge of the faith allows us to walk more intimately with the Lord and lovingly articulate the faith to others. We invite you to join us as we encounter the Lord and his Church through a variety of spiritual courses.

Formation Opportunities

Women’s Bible

In his response to the United Nations gathering of women in June of 1995, St. John Paul II penned “A Letter to Women.” In this groundbreaking letter he thanked women for their work in the world and articulated a particular “feminine genius” that is diverse in action but unified in essence. He encouraged women to be active in the world and to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, for in this relationship they will be given the strength to do their work. Pope Francis too calls for an increase study of the “theology of women.”

Our Bible study is primarily meant to deepen a woman’s relationship with the Lord and thus give clarity and strength in her call to be a disciple. In addition, we look at Scripture using the historical-critical method of study; who the characters are, what Jesus is really saying, where the events are taking place and why. All women are welcome!

Bible studies meet Thursday mornings following 9:15am Mass in Kohler Hall.

Fall/Winter 2019 – September 12 – November 15th.

Winter/Spring 2020 – January 9 – March 26th.

For more information, contact Laura Stierman

The fathers of St. Joseph is a confraternity of men who follow the timeless wisdom and example of the man who was father to the Son and son of the Father. With St. Joseph as our leader, each father strives to become as he became – an icon of God the Father. As God the Father entrusted His Son to St. Joseph’s care, we also strive to entrust ourselves as children, who are fathers, to this father who will teach us to father, and lead us to the Father. This way of fatherhood is called Joseph’s Way – The Call to Fatherly Greatness. Join us on this journey to discover the power of authentic fatherhood.

Join us on this journey every other Saturday morning at 8:00 am in the church. All men welcome!

Tired of the same old Netflix shows? Looking for some new family movies or shows? Curious about what Catholics believe? We have just what you are searching for!

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And enter into the digital age of Catholic family-friendly content. Watch movies, download books, and view programming on “all things Catholic.”

Book Clubs

Fr. Cory and the St. Joseph’s Mens Group attended the Options for Women East Pregnancy Medical Clinic’s annual “Celebrate Life” fundraiser on April 13.

Faith-Building Opportunities

+Deep Heart of God

Parish Retreat, March 6th & 7th.

At The Deep Heart of God retreat you’ll experience the heart of the Father – who desires each of us to live in the fullness of our true identity.

We all experience the weariness of the Christian life, especially when we feel
stuck or don’t know how to grow. The Deep Heart of God takes on the things
restrict our growth and intimacy with God. We’ll address the deeper things that keep us from experiencing true freedom in Christ. The talks will give practical steps to identify and receive healing in areas of sin, trauma and hurt.

You’ll learn to grow closer to the God in your identity as His child- and experience freedom, joy and peace.

This event will focus on encountering God the Father and answering questions
like…
• What is my true identity? Who am I meant to be?
• What do I believe deep in my heart?
• How can I break the cycle of sin in my life?

This retreat will be presented by Ken Kniepmann.

Ken Kniepmann is a speaker and writer who has been working with the John Paul II Healing Center for over a decade and was a founding board member. Ken wants to see people live a fulfilling life of passion, purpose, and power. With a BA in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counseling, Ken has a diverse background in business and entrepreneurship, which gives him unique and practical insights to share. Ken co-founded the men’s conference “ABLAZE,” and he has a book out with Ave Maria Press called Lenten Healing: 40 Days to Set You Free From Sin.

Regularly Scheduled Prayer & Adoration

Rosary before daily Mass, 8:40 – 9:00 am | Divine Mercy Chaplet following daily Mass

Adoration
1st Thursday of the Month, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Every Thursday during Advent
Every Thursday during Lent

Reconciliation, Saturdays weekly 3:30 – 4:30 pm, or by appointment

First Saturday Devotion
Our Lady of Fatima
1st Saturday of the month
3:00 pm Rosary | 3:30 – 4:30 Reconciliation | 5:00 pm Mass
Click here to download “First Saturday Devotion”
You can also pick up a booklet in the Gather Space.
Contact: Lorie King

Novenas

Divine Mercy Novena
Friday, April 10th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 11th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 12th, on your own, have a Blessed Easter
Monday, April 13th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 14th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 15th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 16th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, April 17th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 18th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Holy Spirit Novena

May 15 – May 23rd

Divine Mercy Novena

April 10th – 18th

St. Jude Novena

October 19th – 27th

To receive the special novena via email sign up here.

Thinking about becoming Catholic or just want to learn about Catholicism? We warmly welcome you on this journey of exploration and discernment. Click here or contact Laura Stierman.