Adult Faith Formation

Saint Theresa Catholic Church

Adult Faith Formation

2016 / 2017


Back to the Basics – Want to know more about Catholicism, the Bible, or the Church?  Consider getting back to the basics and reinvestigating your faith in a stress-free environment while making new friends in the process.

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.

Whether you have been a long time Catholic and would like to relearn basic tenants of the faith, you are wishing to get confirmed as an adult, or you would like to become Catholic, register online for RCIA at  2016/2017 Classes will begin in October.

Date:  Begins Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and runs through Easter Vigil 2017

Time:  Wednesday’s from 7:00PM – 8:00 PM

Location:  Administrative Building, Zelie Martin Room

Course Administrator:  Fr. Jim

Register online at:


Matthew: The King and His Kingdom 

What was Christ’s mission, really, and what does He mean when He talks about the “Kingdom of Heaven”? Join us for Matthew: The King and His Kingdom, a Bible study that dives into the personhood and kingship of Christ.

You will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven. Set in the rich context of Jesus’ life, Matthew shows us who Jesus is and what His life and teachings mean for us today.

Schedule:  Beginning 9/7/16

Time:  First and third Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: New Building Conference Room

Facilitator:  Linda DiMuzio


EPIC – A Journey Through Church History

Catholic Church History is the story of our family. It is the story of our ancestors in the Faith – the heroic men and women who shaped civilization while spreading the Gospel throughout the world.  Knowing this story is crucial to our identity as Catholics.  It is also inspiring. You can’t help but feel a sense of familial pride as the story of the Church unfolds. You will be able to answer objections with confidence when challenged by those who misunderstand or try to discredit the Church and her role in history.

Schedule:  EPIC Session Calendar

Time:  Second and fourth Wednesdays from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: New Building Conference Room

Facilitator:  Andy Johnson


Acts of the Apostles – Read the Acts of the Apostles together

Father Jim will provide some background and commentary on the scripture, but the emphasis of the group will be reading the text.  Bring your bibles.

Date: Beginning Monday, September 26th

Time: Weekly, 6:15 – 7:15

Location: Louis Room

Facilitator:  Fr. Jim


Challenge your Faith – are you ready to ask the difficult questions?  Parse more challenging texts?  Conduct spiritual combat?

New Offerings:  TBD – see the bulletin

Date:  October 2016


Location: New Building Conference Room

Facilitator:  Fr. Jim



Past Offerings:

Theology of the Eucharist

The Gospel of John

Virtue based ethics.  The text the course is based upon is Aquinas’s Ethics: Metaphysical Foundations, Moral Theory, and Theological Context.  Gain a deeper insight into human nature and the moral appraisal of human actions.

Periodic Apologetics – speak openly and honestly about your faith, ask the difficult questions, be prepared for the answers…

Theology and Beer – TBD

Date: TBD

Time: 7:30 – Meet and greet. 8:00 – formal presentation and questions

Tuition: Come thirsty

Wine and Theology – check the bulletin for monthly offerings

Men’s Bible Study – Acts of the Apostles

Time:  Wednesday Evenings 6:15 – 7:00PM

Location:  School

Facilitator:  Mr. Larry Bayne, DRE


Tuition:  purchase of personal study materials – about $20

 Walking with Purpose – See the website for more information

Date: Beginning again Fall 2016

Time: Tues AM (free childcare) 9:30 AM-11:00 AM,

Tues PM or Wed PM (no childcare) 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: ­­­Varies – women’s homes

Facilitator: Co-Coordinators: Christina Harrington, Kim Belknap (

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Join us:

Institute of Catholic Culture – Institute hosts educational seminars specifically designed to build bridges of understanding, teaching authentic Catholic history, philosophy and theology as a way of healing the wounds in the Body of Christ and reaching out to those who seek knowledge of the Truth. “This saving truth, at the heart of the deposit of faith, must remain the foundation of all the Church’s endeavors, proposed to others always with respect but also without compromise.” (P. Benedict XVI) This is a daunting task, but one that we must undertake!

Fr. Jim’s Classes

Gospel of John

13 October – we have read up through Chapter 5.  The new notes are attached, read the Bread of Life Discourse in preparation for next week.

Many thanks,


Current Notes:

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Aquinas’s Ethics

*Homework from October 7th – Read up through Chapter 3.  Begin chapter 4.

Current Notes:

Aquinas’s Ethics