AFF: Adult Faith Formation

2016 Adult Faith logoWhat is Adult Faith Formation?

Adult Faith Formation attends to our heart, our mind, our soul, and our body. It is an integrated understanding of who we are as beloved children of God, who are continually urged to know, love, and serve God more fully. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops describes adult faith formation as an essential process inviting Catholic Christians to integrate their own life experiences with knowledge of the faith, love of God, and love of neighbor. It is a complete initiation into the life of the Church as a way of forming a Christian conscience and a desire to act as Christ’s hands and feet in the world.

The Three Main Goals of Adult Faith Formation

  1. Invite and Enable Ongoing Conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life.
  2. Promote and Support Active Membership in the Christian Community.
  3. Call and Prepare Adults to Act as Disciples in Mission to the World.

 

2016-2017 Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation
Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation meets in the Parish Hall at 9:15 am.  Join us for refreshments and fellowship, immediately following the 8:00 Mass.  

DATE   –  SPEAKER/TOPIC
Jan 1 – NO CLASS-CHRISTMAS BREAK
Jan 8 – TRYING MEN’S SOULS, DR CHERYL WHITE
Jan 15 – “YOU DID IT TO ME” Mercy in Action -FR. MICHAEL GAITLEY – DVD
Jan 22 – “YOU DID IT TO ME”-FR. GAITLEY DVD
Jan 29 – “YOU DID IT TO ME”-FR. GAITLEY DVD
Feb 5 – THE APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION IN THE EARLY CHURCH, DR CHERYL WHITE
Feb 12 – “YOU DID IT TO ME”-FR. GAITLEY DVD
Feb 19 – “YOU DID IT TO ME”-FR. GAITLEY DVD
Feb 26 – ROBERT CRUZ- LENTEN LITURGY
Mar 5 – HOW I LEFT THE EPISCOPAL PRIESTHOOD FOR THE CATHOLIC CHURCH The story of how Christ opened my heart to the Catholic Church through a variety of meetings with Rabbis, Cardinals, and even a Mass with Pope Benedict + THOMAS AQUINAS ON NATURAL LAW, TAYLOR MARSHALL
Mar 12 – THE PASSION IN HISTORY: EXPLORING THE SHROUD OF TURIN – DR CHERYL WHITE
Mar 19 – TBD
Mar 26 – NO CLASS
Apr 2 – A MEDIEVAL SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE VIRGIN MARY: PIETY & DEVOTIONAL PRACTICE – DR CHERYL WHITE
Apr 9 – GRIEF &  LOVE: DEPICTIONS OF THE VIRGIN MARY IN THE ART OF THE HIGH RENAISSANCE- DR CHERYL WHITE
Apr 16 – EASTER SUNDAY
Apr 23 – TBD
Apr 30 – LAST CLASS  –  FATHER PETER PRESENTS

WED, APR 12 – THE PASSION IN HISTORY: EXPLORING THE SHROUD OF TURIN – DR CHERYL WHITE – 6:00PM IN THE PARISH HALL

SAT, APR 22, DIVINE MERCY WEEKEND – RETREAT WITH FR. GAITLEY & MARIAN MISSIONARIES – REGISTER NOW! 

Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Parish Pastoral Plan 2016-2020
Goal III.  Adult Faith Formation and Evangelization.
Offer a wide range of ongoing Adult Faith Formation activities, including spiritual and educational gatherings, as part of a life-long process of growth in prayer, relationship with the Lord, and knowledge of His teachings as articulated by the Church Jesus founded.

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Important Links:
Cathedral Faith Formation page
www.usccb.org

PREPARE FOR DIVINE MERCY RETREAT
WITH FR MICHAEL GAITLEY ON APRIL 22.

Divine Mercy Sunday Shreveport retreat flyer
In preparation for Divine Mercy Consecration at the Fr. Gaitley Divine Mercy Retreat on April 22, everyone will want to read the day by day self retreat book, 33 Days to Merciful Love.  Journey with St Therese of Lisieux and conclude with a consecration to Divine Mercy.  You will begin on March 20 and conclude on April 21.   33 days start to finish, easy and inspiring reading.  Ignatius Press- www.ignatius.org has a discounted rate.   Email Janet or call 221-5296 for assistance and questions. More details on Retreat registration soon.

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