Adult Faith Formation

                         Adult Faith Formation Opportunities at Peace of Christ Parish!

                    Scroll down to see upcoming activities- January- February 2018                                      

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


TO REGISTER FOR ONE OR ALL OF THESE SESSIONS, PLEASE VISIT THIS LINK OR SEND AN EMAIL TO: Any questions regarding registration? Contact Karen Costello or Liz O'Keefe at the parish office: (585)288-5000.  

Discovering Christ schedule is as follows:

     Bishop Matano has declared the observance of a Year of the Eucharist to commence on Sunday, June 18, 2017, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, and to conclude on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Rochester.Click on the picture below to discover ways you can participate in this very special year.

                                                                                                       Mary and Martha Sisterhood Women's Group Activities

January 10, Wednesday, 10am: We warmly welcome Sr. Marlene Vigna who will be discussing non-traditional ways of praying at St. James Resource Room (2nd flr.)

February 7, Wednesday, 10am: Liz Webster and Bob Insull will be joining us to discuss depression at St. James Resource Room (2nd flr.)        

                                                   Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

February 24, Saturday, 10:30am-4:30pm: Discovering Christ/parish Lenten retreat hosted by Liturgy and Adult Faith Committees at St. James Church and Hall. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. Then, join us for Mass at 4:30pm following the retreat!

March 7, Wednesday,10am: Sr. Beth LeValley presents: Themes of Women and Femininity In Scripture. Sr. Beth, SSJ will examine the themes of women, femininity and women's roles throughout Scripture with particular attention to those found in the Gospel of Mark. Please join us!

April 8th, Sunday, time TBD: Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated in St. Ambrose daily Mass chapel.

Any ?? Contact our Director of Adult Faith Formation: Peggie Clark at 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.

 Join us Wednesday Evenings at the Peace of Christ Parish Dining Room, 6:30-8pm as we explore the Book of Acts in preparation for Discovering Christ. Meeting dates are as follows: 11/29; 12/6; 12/13; 1/3; and 1/10. All are welcome! For more information, contact Melissa Mang at the parish office at (585)288-5000, ext. 121 or email:

Excerpts from Lynch, Joseph H. Early Christianity: A Brief History. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010:


So 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: or by phone: (585) 347-4819. We look forward to hearing from you!