Adult Faith Formation
Saint Theresa Catholic Church
Adult Faith Formation
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 sainttheresaparish.com. 2017-2018 Classes will begin in October.
Date: Begins Wednesday, October 11, 2017 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: www.sainttheresaparish.com/activity/rcia
The Bible Timeline
- Read 14 narrative books of the Bible and discover the amazing story woven throughout Scripture.
- Learn how the key people, places, and events in the Bible fit together to reveal God’s plan for humanity.
- Study the Bible from a Catholic perspective and see how our faith is rooted in Sacred Scripture.
- See how the events in the Old Testament are fulfilled in the New Testament by Christ and the Church.
- Gain a greater appreciation for the Scripture readings you hear during Mass.
- See how God reveals himself to us through Scripture and learn how God’s Word applies to your life today.
- Develop a life-long hunger for knowing God in his word and lay a strong foundation for further Bible reading and study.
Schedule: Beginning 9/6/17
Time: Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zellie Conference Room
Facilitator: Linda DiMuzio
Dante’s Divine Comedy, which consists of the Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise, is a classic of western literature, but its intent is to help draw us closer to God. Join us as we begin the first leg of the journey studying the Inferno, where we will take away practical lessons for improving our spiritual life in a friendly environment.
Schedule: 7-week run beginning September 13, 2017
Time: Wednesdays from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Louis Martin Conference Room
Facilitator: Andy Johnson
Psalm Literature – Reading and analysis of The Book of Psalms
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.
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
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 – check the bulletin
Wine and Theology – check the bulletin for monthly offerings
Men’s Bible Study –Topic TBD
Time: Wednesday Evenings 6:15 – 7:00PM
Facilitator: Mr. Larry Bayne, DRE
Tuition: purchase of personal study materials – about $20
Walking with Purpose – See the website for more information
Date: 2017 dates TBD
Time: Tues AM (free childcare) 9:30 AM-11:00 AM,
Mon PM, Tues PM or Wed PM (no childcare) 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Varies – women’s homes
Facilitator: Co-Coordinators: Lela Heick, Lisa Carino (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Questions/Register online: sainttheresaparish.com/activities/wwp
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!