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 Tuesday mornings following 10:00 am beginning September 8th in Kohler Hall.

Masks required and physical distancing.

For more information, contact Laura Stierman

Join us for a 46 Day Lenten Spiritual Retreat – Mary’s Mantle Consecration.  

All Adults are invited!  Learn how to increase one’s personal life of virtue, unite in prayer and sanctify our daily lives. There is a daily virtue, a weekly group video, and discussion.  Click here to see what others have said about the miracles received through prayer, fasting and getting closer to our Blessed Mother Mary.

Mondays at 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm in Kohler Hall beginning February 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

Consecration at Mass Tuesday, March 30th.

Click here to order Mary’s Mantle Consecration ($11.00+t/s) and Mary’s Mantle Prayer Journal ($11.50+t/s).

Leader of Retreat:  Patty Altier
Contact Shelley Graff with questions and register.

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, beginning January 16th. All men welcome!

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Regularly Scheduled Prayer & Adoration

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

1st Friday of the Month, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Every Friday during Advent
Every Friday during Lent

Fridays, 7:45 – 8:45 am

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

Rosary on the front steps of the church every Friday at 5:30 pm. We pray for peace in our world.


Divine Mercy Novena
Friday, April 2nd, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 3rd, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Monday, April 5th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 6th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 7th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 8th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, April 9th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 10th, 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.