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 ! 





8 Fridays starts March 22, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
(includes free dinner!)
Saturday, May 4 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 January, but you can pre-register now 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.

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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.

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