Adult Continuing Religious Education
"... to teach as Jesus did means
calling and equipping all Christians
of every age and stage of life
to fulfill their baptismal call to holiness
in family, Church and society -
their mission to evangelize and transform the world into a more caring and just society..."
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States, 1999
At St. Bernard's, we seek to form and nurture the faith of all of our parishioners " from womb to tomb." The Catholic Church wisely observes that since adults are the ones who have the greatest ability to understand and respond to the call of Jesus to "follow me" and to transform society, providing opportunity for adults to grow in faith and put it into action should be the top priority in parish faith formation. In keeping with this mandate, St. Bernard's parish offers ongoing opportunities for adults of all ages and interests to deepen their spiritual lives and their understanding of the Catholic faith, and to explore ways to bring the presence of Christ to their homes, communities and workplaces.
We believe we CAN change the world - one committed Catholic Christian adult at a time !
UPCOMING ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. BERNARD'S
Explore Your Faith with SUMMER OUTDOOR AWAKENING FAITH!
Informal study/discussion groups for Catholics 20s-40s**
4 Thursday mornings starting July 6, 10:00-11:30 a.m. on the Lawn next to the Parish Center.
Come sit outside and learn and discuss with others like you questions about the Catholic faith. All questions/doubts welcome! No pre-registration needed; just come - and bring a friend! Bring strollers and kids; they can play on the lawn!
**Awakening Faith groups are for younger Catholic adults who are seeking to better understand and connect with their Catholic faith. Topics include Are you Spiritual?, Why does Jesus Matter, Why does Mass Matter, Why does the Church Matter, and other topics selected by the participants. No questions off base. No judgment.
Interested, but can't make the scheduled times?
We can form a group at a time convenient for you with just six interested people. Fill in this form, and we'll contact you.
Annual Summer Faith in Film Festival
hosted by resident Film Critics
Deacon John Blakeney and Father Augustine
7 Wednesday evenings beginning July 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned Parish Center
July 12 A Man for All Seasons
July 19 Joan of Arc (Ingrid Bergman)
July 26 Therese (St. Therese of Lisieux)
Aug 2 A Man Called Ove
Aug 9 Swing Street
Aug 16 Land of Mine
Aug 23 Gran Torino
For questions about our Adult Formation Programs, or to register for a course,
fill in the form below.