What is Adult Faith Formation?

Robust Adult Faith Formation attends to our heart, mind, soul, and body.  It is an integrated understanding of who we are as beloved children of God, who are continually urged to know, love, and serve God more fully.  The United States Council of Catholic Bishops describes adult faith formation as an essential process inviting Catholic Christians to integrate their own life experiences with knowledge of the faith, love of God, and love of neighbor.  It is a complete initiation into the life of the Church as a way of forming a Christian conscience and a desire to act as Christ’s hands and feet in the world.

This year at Christ the King we are offering experiences, communities, and opportunities for us all to:

  • grow in relationship with God
  • acknowledge our call to universal holiness
  • act as disciples to the mission of the Church in the world.

Throughout this year, please continue to look for these opportunities so that we  may  increase our knowledge of God and our faith, integrating this knowledge with the ways that we care for others while cultivating a life of prayer.  I hope you will join us as we at Christ the King attempt to incarnate the words of Blessed Basil Moreau, “making God known, loved and served.”

For more information on Adult Faith Formation at Christ the King, please contact Megan Urbaniak.

Find more information on our current faith formation opportunities below:

Join other parishioners from throughout the parish to reflect on the ways we prepare our hearts for the coming of the Lord.  Reflections are based on the weekly readings and help parishioners to take moment throughout their hectic preparations for the holiday to nurture their relationship with Christ.

The Advent reflection group meets on Monday mornings from 9:30-11am from November 21st to December 12th in the Fr. Jones Room.

The Word of God is, “strength for our faith, good for the soul, and a pure and lasting font of spiritual life” (Dei Verbum, 21).

As Catholic Christians we are called to immerse ourselves in the gift of God’s divine Word. The Catechism strongly exhorts that we must break open the word through frequent readings and diligent study (CCC 133). It is through this delving into the scripture that we come to know, serve and love God better, as our faith is nourished and strengthened.

Evening Bible Study: Join us beginning January 17 OR January 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level for the next Bible Study Series called “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible”.  In this 8 week series, we will explore the connection between the Old and New Testaments and simplify the perception of the complexity of the Bible, so that individuals can better apply the teachings in the Bible to their everyday lives.

Join us Tuesday Evenings (beginning January 17) from 7-8:30 pm in the Lower Level of the Church or on Wednesdays as we embrace God’s words of wisdom and love through study, devotion and prayer.   You may call Teresa Oross at the parish office or sign up here:

https://study.ascensionpress.com/pick/south-bend-in-christ-the-king-church

Click on the “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible” icon and follow the instructions.

Morning Bible Study: Join our weekly morning bible study following daily Mass. Meetings begin in September from 9:30-11am in the Fr. Jones Room.

 

Parishioners gather weekly throughout the season of Lent to discuss the weekly scripture readings from Mass.  This is a wonderful time of community, reflection and prayer.  It is a great way to form relationships with other parishioners and to strengthen your relationship with God.

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Join us on January 13 for our next installment of the Beloved Series.  This month we will explore the meaning of “self sacrifice” within the context of the Sacrament of Marriage.  For a sample of the program, click on this link: https://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/beloved.  test image

Each month we will focus on the Sacrament of Marriage using a DVD program and workbook that allows couples to reflect on their own marriage.  Couples will not be asked to share in a large group setting.  The dates have been reserved for 7:00 p.m for each of the following Fridays:

Friday, January 13

Friday, February 10

Friday, March 10

Couples need not attend all of the sessions, but the more sessions couples attend, the more enriched you will become! If you are interested in attending, please call Teresa Oross at 272-3113 or sign up here:https://goo.gl/forms/8nsPaf2H28wUBg1Q2

Join men from throughout the parish to discuss life, faith, and the ways these two intersect.

Men of faith meets for breakfast the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the American Pancake house at 6:30am. Each meeting will comprise of group discussion on theological and spiritual topics. All are welcome to join this group at any time throughout the year!

In the midst of our busy, frenetic lives it can be challenging to hear the gentle whisper of God. At CTK we offer retreat days, afternoons, and evenings throughout the Liturgical year to provide moments of rest, peace, and listening for all parishioners.

Don’t miss our evenings of prayer and reflection Sunday evenings throughout Lent.

Join mom’s from throughout the parish for times of conversation, community, and faith.

St. Gianna Mom’s Group meets the second Thursday of each month from 9:30-10:45am.  Childcare is provided free of charge for all moms.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other young moms from the parish.  Children also have an opportunity to spend time with their peers!

This is a community specifically focused on the needs of parishioners who have lost spouses.  The Surviving Hearts group is not a bereavement group.  Instead it is a vibrant community of parishioners who gather the first Thursday of each month for a brunch following daily Mass.  The time spent together is a celebration of community, an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming events of the parish, and remain connected to the local community.
Join us for this popular summer series!

These evenings provide a fun, casual way to engage questions of our faith as a community. This series is modeled after the popular Theology on Tap Series, and will include social time, a guest presenter and an opportunity for large group discussion and questions.

Each evening will take place in the beautiful CTK rectory garden and all adults are welcome to BYOB.

Keep your eyes peeled for next summer’s series!