Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation


“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…” (Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, #5.)

 



New Program for the fall of 2015

 

“Meeting Christ in Prayer”

 

Meeting Christ in Prayer is an engaging eight-week guided prayer experience designed for small groups.  It is modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which is a tried-and-true method of spiritual renewal.  


By means of prayer, reflection and faith sharing, Meeting Christ in Prayer introduces participants to various ways of praying, helps them form regular habits of prayer, and provides them with an opportunity to meet Christ anew. 

 

Participants are asked to commit themselves to meeting once a week for eight weeks and to praying and reflecting daily, using the guided exercises that are provided.  No prior experience in praying with others is needed, just a desire to renew one’s faith, enrich one’s prayer life, or become more aware of God’s presence in everyday life.   

 

Mondays 7-8:30pm
Sept 21, 28,
Oct 5, 12, 19, 26,
Nov 2 & 9
$13.00 Fee (for cost of book)
Registration Require
Please call the Parish Offices at 617-884-0030 to register of for more information.



 

RCIA-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

 


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process by which we welcome newcomers to our Church through the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Or if you were baptized in another Christian tradition and would now like to belong to the Catholic community, the RCIA will assist in becoming a full member of the Church. Finally, if you were baptized Catholic but never fully brought up in the faith and would now like to complete the sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation; the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults will prepare you to receive those sacraments.


Adult Confirmation


The sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist are intimately connected to one another and are known as the Sacraments of Initiation. All three make up full Christian initiation. Confirmation deepens our baptismal call to be witnesses of Jesus Christ in the world. In receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, we are strengthened by the Holy Spirit to build communities of love and service. If you are over the age of 18, were baptized Catholic, received first Eucharist, and were educated in the faith -- yet never received the sacrament of confirmation -- we invite you to consider participating in this sacrament.


Small Faith Sharing Groups


Small faith-sharing groups allow us to share our faith with others and to grow together in community. Using prayer, shared experiences, and explorations of faith, these small groups can create in a smaller setting a community that enhances the life of the entire parish. We usually meet for five or six weeks in the fall and again during the Lenten season.


 For more information about any of our Adult Faith Formation opportunities, call the rectory (617-884-0030) or email Linda DeCristoforo.