Nurturing our growth in faith is at the core of this ministry.  Bible studies, book studies, spiritual enrichment groups, lectures, monthly gatherings for women and men, and Advent and Lenten programs offer the opportunity to share and reflect upon our faith.

Adult faith enrichment is a multi-faceted, learning and living experience for Catholics that meshes education, spiritual growth, and the active practice of faith. Our Adult Faith Enrichment Ministry also offers a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.

Please check below for information on current, upcoming, and past Adult Faith Enrichment offerings and resources.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Kelly Meraw, Director of Pastoral Care.


Adult Faith Enrichment: News and Events

“Evening for Women” Thank You!

Thank you to all who joined us Tuesday, April 9 for our April "Evening for Women" with guest speaker Dr. Jaime Waters! The evening was one of enrichment and fellowship as we learned about and prayed with the hidden women of the Exodus story and shared a meal together! Mark ...

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm: “Evening for Women” with Dr. Jaime Waters

We are excited to welcome back Dr. Jaime Waters! Dr. Waters is an Associate Professor of the Old Testament and Program Director of Courage to Preach at the B.C. Clough School of Ministry and Theology. Her presentation will highlight “Hidden Women of the Exodus” and consider how these women can ...

Home Visits

Perhaps you (or someone you know) isn’t able to travel to Mass each weekend and would like a visit from a Eucharistic Minister? Or would benefit from a social visit at the holidays or on a weekly or monthly basis? Or might be interested in a pastoral visit from a ...

“Too Many to Love” – a Poem by Fr. Thomas J. Fitzpatrick

This week, we are sharing a poem from Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick, S.J., who shared his story and poetry with a rapt audience in the St. John Chapel last Sunday. Fr. Tom has been a Jesuit for 64 years and a priest for 51. His writing reveals a lifelong spiritual journey ...

Revisiting The Joy of the Gospel: Chapter 2 – “Amid the Crisis of Communal Commitment”

In Pope Francis' second chapter, “Amid the Crisis of Communal Commitment”, we explore the need to become a community which resists those things that deprive us of life and instead embraces the love of God. To sustain a lifestyle which excludes others, or to sustain enthusiasm for that selfish ideal, ...

Collaborative Book Club – “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week”

The SJSP Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm in the St. Paul Rectory to begin our discussion of Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week by Pope Benedict XVI. Benedict invites us to accompany Jesus from the entrance into Jerusalem to the resurrection. This week we will discuss ...

Friday, March 15: “Evening for Women” Lenten Retreat – “Tending to the Present with God”

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 FROM 5:00 - 7:00PM SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH SPIRITUALITY CENTER 71 WALNUT PARK NEWTON Facilitator Crista Mahoney will invite us into a moment of pause, to tend to the present moment with Jesus. All women of the Collaborative are warmly invited – dinner will be served and ...

Lenten Lecture: “Spiritual Resources for the Street” – Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm at St. John

"Spiritual Resources for the Street" with Capuchin Mobile Ministries With Br. Anthony and Br. Paul of Capuchin Mobile Ministries OUR MISSION: Capuchin Mobile Ministries is a ministry of spiritual caregiving to our homeless sisters and brothers. We take our inspiration from Saint Francis, who embraced lepers and made them ...

Taizé Prayer Service with Opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Monday, March 11 at 7:00pm at St. Paul

Taizé is an ecumenical monastic order in Burgundy, France, with a strong devotion to peace and reconciliation through prayer, meditation, and song. Taizé welcomes young people from around the world to live and pray among the brothers, hosting up to 3,000 people during Lent and Easter. The repetitive sung ...

“The Promise of Darkening Dust” – a Poem by Colleen Gibson, SSJ

This week, we are happy to feature work from a very special guest poet - our own Sister Colleen Gibson! “The Promise of Darkening Dust" The journey we walk is long but we must keep on walking One foot in front of the other From one passing moment to the ...