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:  Classes Wednesday at 7:00PM

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

Location:  Administrative Building, Louis Room

Course Administrator:

Register online at:  https://sainttheresaparish.com/activity/rcia/

Questions?:  office@sainttheresaparish.com

Acts of the Apostles Class

The Acts of the Apostles provides us more than a history of the First Christians – it is the story about the Early Church with the Holy Spirit as the protagonist. Christ did not leave His Apostles alone – He sent the Holy Spirit to guide, instruct and equip them. Enrich and deepen your faith as you learn how the Apostles continued Christ’s mission on earth through the Power of the Holy Spirit.

Join us for Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom beginning September 19th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Parish Office building and continuing every Wednesday for 20 weeks. For more information or to register for the study, contact Bill Johnson via email at johnsonbillva@gmail.com.

Schedule: Begins Sept. 19

Time: 7:00-8:30PM

Location: Administrative Building

Facilitator:  Bill Johnson

Questions:  johnsonbillva@gmail.com

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: Begins Sept. 20

Time: 7:00-8:30PM

Location: Administrative Building

Facilitator:  Maria Basu

Questions:  maria_basu@yahoo.com

Catholicism Class

Journey around the world and deep into the Faith with Bishop Robert Barren.

        The Catholicism Faith Formation Program brings the beauty, goodness and truth of the Church to life so that you can better understand and share your faith.

 Bishop Robert Barron is an acclaimed author, theologian and podcasting priest. An innovative teacher of the Catholic Faith who uses the tools of the new media to further the New Evangelization, Bishop Barron is also the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

Join us for Catholicism beginning September 19th from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the Administrative building and continuing every Wednesday for 12 weeks. For more information or to register for the study, contact Andy Johnson via email at johnson.andrew7003@gmail.com.

Date:  Classes Wednesday at 7:00PM

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

Location: Administrative Building

Facilitator:  Mr. Andrew Johnson

Questions:  johnson.andrew7003@gmail.com

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

New Offerings:  TBD – see the bulletin

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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 – check the bulletin

Wine and Theology – check the bulletin for monthly offerings

Men’s Bible Study –Topic 1. Wisdom Literature 2. Gospel of John 3. The Mass

Time:  Tuesday Evenings 7:00 – 9:00PM

Location:  Zelie Room

Facilitator:  Mr. Larry Bayne, DRE

Questions/Register:  lbayne@sainttheresaparish.com

Tuition:  purchase of personal study materials – varies

 Walking with Purpose – See the website for more information

Date: 2018 Fall Session starts September 24th

               Time Courses Offered:

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

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs PM (no childcare) 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, and Thurs 4:30-5:45 PM (during RE)

Location: ­­­Varies – women’s homes

Facilitator: Co-Coordinators: Lela Heick, Lisa Carino (sttheresawwp@gmail.com)

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!

http://www.instituteofcatholicculture.org