As the body has need of material nourishment,
likewise too, the soul needs daily reminders and spiritual nourishment
so that it may be strengthened…
-St. John Chrysostom, Homily 10 on Genesis
Available for Personal or Parish Use through the Office of Adult Faith Formation
Looking for a great resource to advance your personal knowledge of the Faith and get closer to Jesus? Thinking about starting a study group in your parish but don't know where to begin? The Office of Adult Formation can help! We offer assistance in getting study groups started, teach basic facilitation skills, and can recommend programs that are solid, faith-filled, and easy to use! Contact us to get started!
Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis
Crossing the Goal - A DVD and group discussion based men's "spiritual workout" which is aired on EWTN multiple times a week. Crossing the Goal sports 18 different topical series consisting of 8-12 episodes per series. Former NFL wide receiver and coach, Danny Abramowicz, and his team of Peter Herbeck, Curtis Martin, and Brian Patrick use a sport show format to challenge and encourage men to get into spiritual shape.
That Man Is You! - A 26 week interactive men’s program that has been changing lives across the country by developing men to become leaders in their families and communities after the design of God. Over the last 10 years, TMIY has appealed to men at all points in their faith journey and from all walks of life, encouraging them to move deeper into relationship with Christ and strengthening their moral character.
Oremus - This study program teaches you the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. Over the course of eight weeks you will discover how God speaks to you. You will learn from Fr. Mark Toups how to express yourself to God in prayer, and how to hear his voice.
Walking with God: A Journey through the Bible by Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins
Providentissimus Deus - Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII on the study of Holy Scripture
Divino Afflante Spiritu - Encyclical of Pope Pius XII on promoting Biblical studies
Dei Verbum - Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation Promulgated by Pope Paul VI
Verbum Domini Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Benedict XVI
The Great Adventure Bible Study - This 8-week Bible study is a "quick trip" through the Scriptures. This is a great way to enter into the Bible for the first time and become acquainted with the story of God's love for us. Perfect for use during Advent or Lent.
Basics of Biblical Literacy by Timothy Michael Milnovich
The Senses of Scripture by Pauline Viviano, PhD
Letter to Women by Pope Saint John Paul II
ENDOW - Education on the Nature of Dignity and Women is an apostolate that started in Colorado and has spread to dioceses across the country, and beyond. ENDOW offers several studies specifically for women, ranging from Papal documents to the lives of the saints. Their signature study, Bl. John Paul II's Letter to Women, is a wonderful introduction to what the Church teaches about the role of women and their particular "genius." Contact the Office of Adult Formation about how to bring ENDOW to your parish/women's group.
Women of Grace - This study series specifically for women has been changing lives and opening hearts to Christ all over the country. Johnnette Benkovic hosts the DVD series which includes a facilitator and participant's guide, as well as her book "Women of Grace." The book can be read on its own, but the study is best done in a group, as it helps form spiritual and emotional friendships among women, while opening them to a deeper relationship with Christ.