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AFF: Adult Faith Formation

Father Peter’s Tour of the Cathedral

Father’s Day weekend, June 16/17, full presentation on Sunday, 9:15-10:45am; simpler tours after all other Masses!   Remember: BYO-Binoculars!

Two-Week Special Summer AFF Sessions!

Dr. Cheryl White will present a two-part talk entitled: “Midsummer Middle Ages: The Culture, Art, and History of the Medieval Church”.

SUNDAYS, JULY 15 & 22, 9:15am – 10:45am, Parish Hall
Make plan to join us!

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.

 

2016 Adult Faith logo

 

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.

Adult Faith Formation Videos

The Church Catholic and Apostolic: The First 1500 Years

Bishop Michael Duca Speaks on Ecumensim

Catholic Adult Faith Formation - The Late Medieval Church, the Bad Popes and the Cry for Reform

Catholic Retrospective: Luther's 95 Theses and Church Teaching on Indulgences

The Catholic Reformation: The Council of Trent

Demographics of Religion in the U.S. and Trends in Catholicism

Dr. White’s “The Art of Blessed Fra Angelico
Dr. Cheryl White’s presentation at the International Conference on the Shroud of Turin, Tri-Cities, Washington, July 2017.  “The Role of Epistemology for Finding Truth in the Shroud of Turin.”

Catholic Retrospective webpage

Each episode is 9 minutes long.

Episode 1:  Catholic Retrospective:  The Church Catholic and Apostolic

Episode 2:  Transcending History with the Eyes of Faith

Episode 3:  Can the Church be in Error?

Episode 4:  Did Martin Luther Intend to Start a New Church?

Episode 5:  Catholic Europe and Response to Martin Luther

Episode 6:  The Problem of Sola Scriptura

Episode 7:  The Catholic Reformation/Council of Trent

Episode 8:  True Reformers

Episode 9:  The Renewal of Mysticism

Episode 10:  The Ongoing Call to Reconcile With Each Other

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