Adult Faith Formation
Our Vision for Ministry
Our ministry of adult faith formation at St. Catherine of Siena parish draws its vision from the stirring words of St. Paul to the Christians he served:
“Christ in you, the hope of glory: Him we proclaim, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. For this I labor, striving with all the energy which He mightily inspires within me” (Colossians 1:27–29).
We seek to present Jesus Christ and His gospel in a compelling way, in a variety of settings, so that our adult parishioners and others can know Him more clearly, love Him more dearly, and follow Him more nearly. In this way, we hope to help them toward the glorious destiny of becoming “perfect in Christ.”
Below you can find an overview of adult faith formation opportunities at our parish. For more information about any of these programs, email our Director of Adult Faith Formation, Jeremy Johnston, at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call 678-385-9413.
Faith and Mission
On Sunday mornings, we offer a series of large-group study sessions for adults, hosted by Deacon Brad Young on practical ways to live out the Catholic Faith. Free coffee and donuts are served with time at the beginning to get better acquainted with one another. The presentations follow with time for Q&A.
Faith and the Spiritual Life
Faith and the Spiritual Life is a weekly class taught by Helen Young exploring topics related to the spiritual life held on Monday evenings. All parishioners are welcome to join us to discuss topics including the Mass, deepening your prayer life, and the discernment of gifts.
Men of Faith
Men are invited to join us quarterly on Saturday mornings for breakfast, fellowship, and a presentation. Presentations will be focused on topics especially for men, followed by discussion and prayer.
Women of Faith
Women are invited to join us quarterly on Saturday mornings for breakfast, fellowship, and a presentation. Presentations will be focused on topics especially for women, followed by discussion and prayer.
Couples of Faith
Our quarterly dinner and speaker series for married and engaged couples, We gather on Saturday evenings for presentations on topics related to marriage, family, and the Catholic faith. The evening includes dinner and free child care and child’s meal for children under 12. Registration is necessary.
Faith and Love Conference
Our annual major speaker conference on topics related to the Church's teaching on marriage and family. The conference will be a day-long gathering of Catholics from around the archdiocese to explore Catholic teaching on important issues related to marriage and family. We bring in several well-known speakers and also offer exhibits for Catholic organizations. Registration is necessary.
We offer several programs to help strengthen marriage and develop tools for living a joyful, Christ-centered marriage. Additionally, we have Natural Family Planning courses and support groups for couples practicing NFP.
Small Group Studies
Adult members of our parish meet regularly in a number of small groups at various times and locations to pray and to study Scripture, Church history, specific theological topics, and more. Meeting times and subjects of study vary from season to season.
RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
This nine-month discernment and formation process is for those who are not Catholic but want to know more about Catholic faith and practice. For those who decide to become Catholic, it provides preparation for their reception into the Catholic Church. Those who complete the process enter the Church (usually at Easter) and receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, if they have not yet been baptized; Confirmation; and the Eucharist. Catholic adults seeking the sacrament of Confirmation will also participate in this process to prepare for the the reception of the sacrament at Easter.
Our parish subscribes to FORMED, an online archive of faith formation resources from a number of popular Catholic authors and speakers. This subscription allows our parishioners free access to the archive content by registering to create a personal account. Resources include video study programs, audio presentations, books, e-books, movies, and more, for adults, teens, and children, in both English and Spanish. For more information, go to https://www.stcatherinercc.org/formed.
Hispanic Faith Formation