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
LIVING YOUR STRENGTHS
4 Tuesday evenings starts July 3, 7- 8:30 pm.
The Gallup organization has developed an online instrument called the StrengthsFinder, which identifies your 5 top God-given Strengths or Talents. This workshop will guide you through the spiritual and practical advantages of identifying and developing your Strengths so that you can be the best person God created you to be for yourself, your family, and your community. In order to participate in the workshop, you must complete the StrengthsFinder ahead of time.
Click here for flyer on how to take the StrengthsFinder either by purchasing a code online or by purchasing the book Living Your Strengths, which contains a StrengthsFinder access code..
To register for the workshop, fill in form below. Note there is a minimum number required to run the workshop, so please be sure to register, even last minute!
SUMMER FAITH IN FILM SERIES
5 Tuesday evenings starting July 21, 7 pm.
Deacon John and Father Augustine will once again host our summer Faith in Film Series. Watch this space, or follow our weekly print bulletin or Facebook page for updates on the titles.
No registration needed, just join us in the Parish Center.
ALPHA IS COMING!
8 Fridays starts Sept. 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (includes free dinner!)
Saturday, Nov. 3 Alpha Retreat
Alpha is an opportunity to take the next step in your relationship with God no matter where you are on the path. We start with a meal, followed by a short video on a topic of life and faith, followed by table discussion. There will be videos and discussion groups for adults in English and Spanish, and separate video and group for teens. Formal registration will open in August, but you can join our "interested" list by going to our Alpha webpage.
Explore Your Faith with AWAKENING FAITH!
Informal study/discussion groups for Catholics 20s-40s**
Come 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!
**Awakening Faith groups are for younger Catholic adults who are seeking to better understand and connect with their Catholic faith. No questions off base. No judgment.
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.
For questions about our Adult Formation Programs, or to register for a course,
fill in the form below.