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
CATHOLICISM 101: CATHOLIC BASICS FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW THEM
AND THOSE WHO THINK THEY DO!
5 Wednesday evenings starts April 18, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
If you're curious about Catholic faith....
If you feel you didn't get a good religious education...
If the last time you heard about anything "Catholic" was your Confirmation...
If you have no idea how to explain faith to your kids...
THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO LEARN, ASK QUESTIONS, AND DISCUSS!
AND GOD SAID WHAT?? INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC BIBLE STUDY
Thursday evening Apr. 12, 7:30-9:00 p.m. OR
Friday morning Apr. 13, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Have you ever been lost when you hear readings from the Bible on Sunday? have you ever tried to read it yourself and gotten even MORE lost? Be smart about the Bible-learn how the Catholic Church makes sense of it in this one-session introduction.
It's really important to attend this session if you want to continue with Bible Study; see below.
PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION BELOW.
Spring Bible Study: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
4 Thursday evenings starts April 19, 7:30-9:00 p.m. OR
4 Friday mornings starts April 20, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
What turned a bunch of scared disciples who abandoned Jesus at his crucifixion into a bunch of bold proclaimers of the Gospel? Come to hear and understand their amazing story!
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.
Next formal offering will be Fall '18, BUT....
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.