To promote a genuine love for Jesus Christ and bear fruit in the Church
"Come to him, to that living stone, rejected by men but in God's sight chosen and precious; and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ ... you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." 1 Pt 2:4-5, 9
Formation in the faith is a lifelong pursuit, both the duty and the joy of the Christian life. This formation begins in the family and is taken up in our parishes and Catholic schools. For many of us faith formation ends all too often in our late teens or young adulthood.
Continuing to seek knowledge of God and His Church is not reserved for priests and religious sisters, “Sunday school teachers,” or others who serve the Church in their parishes in various capacities. Learning and growing in the faith is for everyone!
The Office of Adult Formation offers resources and educational opportunities for anyone desiring to enrich his/her faith life and continue the process of formation. Adult formation classes (administered through the Institute for Catechesis and Formation) are offered for those wishing to serve their parish in a particular ministry; or for anyone who just wants to learn more about God, the Church, and the Mystery of Faith. No prerequisites, no special knowledge – just a desire to learn!
Check out our menu of catechetical programs, special events and faith formation resources to get started!
Do not be afraid. Open, I say open wide the doors for Christ.”
Bl. Pope John Paul II