Adult Formation

What is God calling you to do?

Adult Formation Opportunities

“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 for all

Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and be transformed through insights into this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.

See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and, most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.

The Mass will help you understand how to fully, consciously, and actively participate in the source and summit of the Christian life.

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 10,
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Thursdays, 9:45 – 11:15 am, Sept 22, 29,
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27

Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained is a systematic presentation of our Catholic Faith. It will lead you through the “big picture” of the Catholic Faith and our Creed is the guide. Symbolon brings together some of the most trusted Catholic teachers in the world to guide you through the breadth and richness of the Catholic faith. Use Symbolon in RCIA, for Catechist training, in Men’s & Women’s Groups, Bible Study Groups and more.

  • Session 3: The Bible, God’s love story to humanity
  • Session 5: Who is Jesus? Just a good man or Lord of our lives?
  • Session 9: Mary and the Saints

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, November 28,
December 5, 12

Thursdays, 9:45 – 11:15 am, December 1, 8, 15


Lectio: Philippians: Life in Christ
Toward the end of his life, under arrest and awaiting trial in Rome, Saint Paul writes a short but powerful letter to the Philippians. Paul’s affection for the Christian community at Philippi is apparent from his opening words. The Philippians were not only Paul’s sons and daughters in the Faith but also his partners in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

At the heart of this letter is Paul’s eloquent hymn of Christ’s total gift of self, the model for Paul’s life. With his words and the example of his life, Paul exhorts the Philippians to have the mind of Christ, to live a life worthy of the Gospel, and, by God’s grace, to gain Christ.

In six sessions, Dr. Tim Gray combines insight and practical guidance using the lectio divina disciplines to make the Scriptures come alive in Lectio: Philippians: Life in Christ.

Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 2023

Thursdays, 9:45 – 11:15 am, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 2023

Formation for Men and Women

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 mornings at 8:00 am in the church.

Looking for more resources on being a man of Faith? The video below gives you an insight to the Fathers of St. Joseph.

Identity Leads to your Destiny

Upcoming Dates:

January 28
February 11
February 25
March 11
March 25
April 8
April 22
May 6
May 20

Formation on your own

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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”


Divine Mercy Novena & Chaplet
Friday, April 7th, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 8th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April9th, on your own, Happy Easter
Monday, April 10th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 11th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 12th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, April 13th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, April 14th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, April 15th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 16th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Holy Spirit Novena

May 19 – May 27th

Divine Mercy Novena

April 7th – 15th

St. Jude Novena

October 19th – 27th

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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 Frank Pavlick.