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Adult Faith Formation

What 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.

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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.

While we encourage adults to attend our AFF classes on Sundays, we also understand that it may not be possible for some, or that classes are sometimes missed. In order to share knowledge and continue to educate the faithful, we record and share our classes online. Below you will find a listing of our classes, with the opportunity to view each one. We are working to get our full video collection online, so if you see something missing – stay tuned!


1/12/2020 Intro to Spring 2020 Session Dr. Cheryl White  


1/19/2020 Calling of the Twelve Fr. Duane Trombetta  


1/26/2020 Saint Peter Dr. Cheryl White  


2/2/2020 Saint Andrew Raney Johnson, Seminarian  


2/9/2020 Saint Jude Dr. Cheryl White  


2/16/2020 Mary Magdalene Dr. Cheryl White  


2/23/2020 St. James the Greater Fr. Duane Trombetta  


3/1/2020 Saint Bartholomew Dr. Cheryl White  


3/8/2020 Saint Matthew Fr. James McLelland  


3/15/2020 Saint Thomas Dr. Cheryl White  


3/29/2020 Judas Iscariot Fr. Duane Trombetta,
Dr. Cheryl White


4/5/2020 St. John Dr. Cheryl White  


4/19/2020 St. Simon Fr. Duane Trombetta  


4/26/2020 St. Paul Fr. Peter Mangum
Dr. Cheryl White


5/3//2020 St. James the Less & St. Philip Dr. Cheryl White  





Class Date Class Title Presenter Video
9/15/19 Rhythm of Life / Liturgical Calendar Fr. Duane Trombetta Click here:

9/22/19 Fall of Empire, Rise of Church, Part I Dr. Cheryl White  


9/29/19 Fall of Empire, Rise of Church, Part II Dr. Cheryl White  


10/13/19 Medieval Hagiography Dr. Helen Taylor  


10/27/19 No Such Thing as the “Dark Ages” Dr. Cheryl White  


11/3/19 A Sacramental Life Fr. James McLelland  


11/10/19 The Music of the Soul Aaron Wilson  


11/24/19 Catholic Social Teaching W. Ryan Smith  


12/8/19 Art & Architecture: The World of the Medieval Cathedral Fr. Duane Trombetta  


12/15/19 Renaissance Splendor Dr. Cheryl White  


Spring 2019 VIDEO SERIES

Class listing:

Note: Please click on bottom right corner of the video to expand it to full screen.



Class Date Class Title Presenter Video
1/20/19 Prayer in Context: Earliest Christian Influences  Dr. Cheryl White
1/27/19 Basics of the Mass: An Overview Fr. Duane Trombetta
2/3/19 Scriptural and Historical Roots of the Mass Fr. Duane Trombetta
2/10/19 The Roman Missal Fr. Peter Mangum
2/17/19 I Believe…The Foundations of the Creed Dr. Cheryl White
2/24/19 Obligation and Opportunity: Mass Attendance Fr. James McLelland
3/3/19 Difficulties in Prayer Most Reverend Alfred Hughes
Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of New Orleans
3/10/19 Reflection on Research Trip to France Fr. Peter Mangum
3/17/19 The Real Presence of Christ Deacon John Basco Video
3/31/19 Meditations on the Shroud of Turin Fr. Andrew Dalton, Legionaries of Christ
Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, Rome
4/7/19 May the Saints Intercede for Us  Dr. Cheryl White
4/14/19 Prayer Life Expressed in Literature and Art Dr. Helen Taylor, Louisiana State University at Shreveport Video
4/28/19 Exploring the Rosary and Marian Devotions Dr. Cheryl White Video
5/5/19  Shroud of Turin Q & A Barrie Schwortz and Dr. Cheryl White



5/12/19 May the Saints Intercede for Us Dr. Cheryl White Video

Mass Schedule:

Mon-Fri: 12:05PM

Saturday: 4:00PM

Sunday: 8AM, 11AM, 5:30PM


Wednesday: 11:40AM

Saturday: 3:00PM

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