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.”
Find more information on our current faith formation opportunities below:
The Advent reflection group meets on Monday mornings from 9:30-11am from November 21st to December 12th in the Fr. Jones Room.
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:
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.
Join us in May for our next installment of the Beloved Series. For a sample of the program, click on this link: https://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/beloved.
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 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
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!
Don’t miss our evenings of prayer and reflection Sunday evenings throughout Lent.
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!
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!