Lifelong Faith Formation

Adult


“Those who are already disciples of Jesus Christ … need to be constantly nourished by the Word of God so that they may grow in their Christian life. Such lifelong formation is always needed and must be a priority in the Church’s catechetical ministry.”
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, 12

Our major objectives in Adult Faith Formation are following:

- to invite and enable ongoing conversion to Jesus in holiness of life,

- promote and support active membership in the Catholic Christian community,

- call and prepare adults to act as disciples to evangelization and justice in the world

National Directory for Catechesis states:

“The Christian faith is, above all, conversion to Jesus Christ… The process of conversion involves understanding who Christ is in order to change and follow him more closely. Conversion begins with openness to the initial proclamation of the Gospel and a sincere desire to listen for its resonance within…This is crucial: we must be converted – and we must continue to be converted! We must let the Holy Spirit change our lives! We must respond to Jesus Christ.”


Since 2009 we have provided many opportunities to adults to grow in faith. There were sessions in Bible Study regarding the entire four Gospels: Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. Last year we had a special presentation to moms and ran biblical movie marathon. This year we explored the famous series of “Catholicism,” produced by Fr. Barron.

On Oct 11, 2012, we had a movie presentation about Second Vatican Council produced by Vatican Television to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

On Oct 18, 2012, Professor Renata Webb presented a lecture about a “Year of Faith,” pope Benedict XVI invited all Catholics to rekindle the spirit of Catholic Faith.
 

From Sep 3, 2012 we are doing very exciting and spiritually enriching series “EPIC – A JOURNEY THROUGH CHURCH HISTORY.” First part with ten sessions will end on Nov 13, 2012.

Part Two also with ten sessions will be begin in 2013 year. A certificate of completion will be issued after attending all sessions.

 JOIN EPIC – A Journey Through Church History


THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: BUILDER OF CIVILIZATION
Contrary to popular opinion, the Catholic Church has been responsible for the vast bulk of what we treasure in Western Civilization. Dr. Thomas Woods Jr. takes you beyond pseudo-historical attempts to minimize the Church's contributions to society, revealing how Catholic Church has played an integral role in the sciences, the university system, western moral principles, law, economics, and much else besides. Grab your compass and get ready to take a journey through history, you're sure to see the Catholic Church everywhere you turn. I would like to introduce you to this 13-parts series called: The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization. It is based on a book by a catholic historian and economist - Thomas Woods. The central thesis is, that the Dark Ages were not that dark ad that the rise of sciences and practically most of the modern western culture is thanks to the great contribution of the Catholic Church.


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 2: The Church and Science

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The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 3: Priests as Scientific Pioneers


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 4: The Galileo Case


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 5: The University System


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 6: Does God Exist?


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 7: The Monks


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 8: Catholic Charity


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 9: Western Morality


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 10: Concept of Rights and Law


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 11: Origins of International Law


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 12: Anti-Catholic Atrocities


The Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization, Episode 13: Wrap-Up

 


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Athanasius (Holy Repentance)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Catherine of Siena (Holy Repentance)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Alphonsus de Liguori (Holy Repentance)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Robert Bellarmine (Holy Repentance)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Bernard of Clairvoux (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Ambrose (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Louis Marie de Montfort (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Thérèse of Lisieux (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Francis de Sales (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Ephrem (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. John Eudes (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: Elizabeth of Schönau (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. John of Damascus (Holy Repentance)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Teresa of Avila (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. Birgitta of Sweden (Holy Mary)


SAINTS SPEAK: St. John the Baptist (Holy Repentance)


Saints Alive Episode 1


Introduction to the Catechism of the Catholic Church