Adult Faith Formation

                         Adult Faith Formation Opportunities at Peace of Christ Parish!

                    Scroll down to see upcoming activities- March 2018                                      

Opening Night for Discovering Christ: Wednesday, January 17th, 6-8pm at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall. Join the fun                                                          

            Mary and Martha Sisterhood Women's Group Activities

April 4, Wednesday, 10:30am: Join us for the sharing and discussion on Heaven Starts Now-Becoming a Saint Day by Day, by Rev. John Riccardo.in St. James Resource Room, 2nd Flr. There is an elevator for easy access.Copies of the reading will be supplied followed by discussion. This is an opportunity to reflect on our journey through this life as we prepare for the next. 

 

                                                   Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

 

April 8th, Sunday, 2:30pm: Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated in St. Ambrose daily mass chapel. Please join us for a brief presentation on the background of St. Faustina Kowalska's gift of this beautiful devotion of God's abundant mercy to all , followed by the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

 Join us Thursday Evenings beginning Thursday, April 5th, at 6:30pm at the Peace of Christ Parish Conference Room, 6:30-8pm as Dr. Jim Lovelock leads us through the First Book of Samuel.  Meeting dates (on Thrusday evenings, 6:30-8pm at the parish conference room) are as follows: 4/4;4/12;4/19; and 4/26. 

Please Note: Dr. Jim has given us a syllabus to follow to do some reading before we meet each week: 1 Samuel Syllabus

 All are welcome! For more information and to register, contact Jim Lovelock at classicaldoc@gmail.com

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Melissa Mang at the parish office at (585)288-5000, ext. 121 or email: melissa.mang@dor.org

Any ?? Contact our Director of Adult Faith Formation: Peggie Clark at clarkmargaret150@gmail.com or by phone: (585) 347-4819. 

In their document, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us (OHWB), the US Bishops renewed a commitment to fostering faith formation for adults. Since we all are continually being formed in our faith as we walk our journeys of life, a renewed commitment to adult faith formation necessitates a need for quality programming and a variety of opportunities for all adults.  The purpose of the Peace of Christ Adult Faith Formation Committee is to offer, plan and implement a variety of faith forming programs and opportunities for adults.  See also the USCCB's, Catholic Catechism for Adults.

It's true, religious education is not only for children! According to the United States Bishops' Document, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us (OHWB):

Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study, must be "the central task in [this] catechetical enterprise," becoming "the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age." (OHWB #5)

     The Bishops outline three key goals of Adult Faith Formation (OHWB #67-73):

  • Inviting and enabling ongoing conversion to Jesus in holiness of life:
    • helping adults acquire an attitude of conversion to the Lord
    • leading adults to repentance of sin, reconciliation through the sacraments and deepening faith in Jesus
  • Promoting and supporting active membership in the Christian community:
    • helping adults make a conscious and firm decision to live the faith through membership in the Christian community
    • inviting and supporting baptized adults in their co-responsibility for the Church's mission and life
  • Calling and preparing adults to act as disciples in mission to the world
    • inviting baptized adults to evangelization and justice in the world

The Diocese of Rochester has provided these additional links for many opportunities for Adult Faith Formation: Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

Meeting days/times are: Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm in the Parish Office Conference Room. We hope to see you there!

If you have questions, ideas, suggestions, or requests about adult faith formation, contact our Adult Faith Formation Director: Peggie Clark by email: clarkmargaret150@gmail.com or by phone: (585) 347-4819. We look forward to hearing from you!