Adult Faith Formation

  Adult Faith Formation Opportunities at Peace of Christ Parish!

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Opening Night for Discovering Christ: Wednesday, January 17th, 6-8pm at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall. Join the fun again as we begin Discovering Christ, January 10th, 6-8:30pm at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall!                

       Mary and Martha Sisterhood Women's Group Activities

Meeting Dates for 2018 – 2019  (All meetings will be in the St. Ambrose Conference Room on the 1st Wed. of the month, 10:30 to 12:00 unless otherwise noted):

  • September 5: Field Trip to Nazareth College for a Taize Labrynth experience, then Lunch. 
  • October 3: Holy Land Presentation by Rev. Robert Schrader. For details, view flyer here. 
  • November 7: Presentation on Birthright. View flyer here for more details.
  • December 5: Presentation on Nutrition with Barbara Bruce. View flyer for more details.
  • January 2: Monthly meeting, 10:30am, POC Conference Room.
  • February 2 AND February 17: Learn about Divine Mercy Sunday, chaplet and novena, 11:00am at POC Conference Room. View flyer here.
  • February 6: Various religious and lay women will share their vocation and order, 10:30am at POC Conference Room. View flyer here for details.
  • March 6: Dr. Thomas Carroll will do a presentation on all the aspects of those who are in a caregiver situation whether it’s caring for grandchildren, the elderly, sick or challenged in some way; 10:30am, POC Conference Room.
  • April 3: A special encore event! The Rev. Robert Schrader returns with a presentation on his travels to Italy, including Rome and the Vatican; 10:30am, POC Conference Room.
  • May 1: Field trip to see the newly renovated Our Lady of Victory Church with a possible lunch afterwards. Stay tuned for details!

                                                   Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

Spring, 2019

1) Bishop Barron's latest project-the new dramatic DVD series The Mass that all Catholics should watch. Join us for a viewing and discussion on the following Sundays, 2-3:30pm at the Peace of Christ Parish Conference Room in March:  March 10th, 17th and 24th. Light refreshments will be available. We hope you can join us!

2) Discovering Christ: This is Part 1 in the ChristLife evangelization program and is open to everyone and anyone who seeks to learn more about Our Lord! Discovering Christ will be offered again for 8 sessions beginning January 10, 6-8:30pm at St. John's Church Hall. Register by visiting discoverchrist.poc@gmail.com. View our complete schedule here.

3) Sharing Christ: This is Part 3 in the ChristLife evangelization program. This program is only open to those who have previously attended both Discovering and Sharing Christ. Sharing Christ begins on Wednesday, February 20, from 6:00— 8:30 pm in Dailey Hall in St. Ambrose Academy. Register by visiting sharechrist.poc@gmail.com. View our complete schedule here. Download a registration form here. Registration is due by Monday, February 4th. 

Watch the bulletin for more details! We hope you can join us!                                                                                                                    

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!