The Five Loaves is a great resources for meditation and study between Sundays and everyday! Check out their website!
MINISTRY FORMATION PROGRAM (MFP)
This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in knowing more about the
Catholic Church and in growing in their faith. Many participants are active
in their parish in volunteer roles or are interested in becoming more active.
They lead scripture study groups, are on the CEW team, teach faith formation,
prepare young people for Confirmation, are dedicated to service projects, or
journey with adults as they are initiated into the Catholic Church. Some
participants are in part-time or full-time parish ministry and are being
trained for specific roles. There are many reasons why people join the MFP
(Ministry Formation Program). It is adult faith formation designed to be
convenient, theologically sound, and comprehensive in its curriculum.
The Ministry Formation Program is more than a program to train people for ministry, it is also a great way to grow in your faith and learn more about how you can become more active in your parish.
We offer a basic two-year program for pastoral ministry and specialization tracks in Parish Administration, Liturgy, and Catechetics. You may contact IlaMae Hanisch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 641-791-3435 for additional information.
Consider taking online classes at Dayton University. These classes are typically 3-5 weeks in length and the topics cover many aspects of faith formation. You can even earn a certificate in catechesis or youth ministry to name just a couple!
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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
Rite of Christian Initiation is a journey of faith for those individuals who have never been baptized and for adults who have either never been Confirmed in the Catholic Church or would like to join the Catholic Church from another faith tradition. Classes begin in the Fall!
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FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY is a program regarding God and his gift of money. During this video based course, participants will hear Dave Ramsey discuss the basics of financial freedom that will allow you to give freely to God what is his and to conquer debt!
MEN'S NIGHT is an opportunity for men to come together for an evening of fellowship. This is a challenge for men to step up and be Courageous!! You will need to attend this one night event to see how you can grow as a husband, father, and Godly man!
Thirsty Thursdays is an enrichment program that meets every week on Thursday from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. This summer we are reading Hinds Feet on High Places. Please meet us at the Parish Center! Coffee & Hot Tea are provided. All adults are welcome to the programming. If you have childcare needs, please contact Donna DeJoode.
BECAUSE WE ARE CATHOLIC
Because We Are Catholic meets the last Monday of each month from January through September. Please join us in the Youth Room at 6:30 p.m. for a book study on Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly.
Catholic Cafe is available to all adults who would like to grow in faith! This group meets on Sunday once a month. Coffee, juice, & pastries are provided. Join us while your students are attending Sunday School! We meet at the Parish Center. Each month there is a new topic and new presenter.
SPANISH BIBLE STUDY
Spanish Bible Study meets every Tuesday night in the Parish Center at 7:00 p.m. This is a small group and both English and Spanish speaking are welcome!
HEALING PRAYER GROUP
The Healing Prayer group meets every Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. This is a powerful way to pray and receive prayer for yourself and others. All are encouraged to participate!
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Men's Bible Study meets every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Library. Content varies from bible study, to book study, to discussions, to video based learning. Join us for faith & fellowship!
Faith Formation programming can only occur with the help of volunteers like your self!! We are in need of Catechists and helpers! Prayerfully consider how you can grow in your own faith and help others grow in theirs by sharing your gift of teaching. Our Director of Faith Formation and Youth Ministry along with the Faith Formation Commission are here to assist you along the way.
This site is dedicated to adult formation and enrichment. It is still developing so continue to check back to see what is new!