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

Caring for Our Common Home: Living in Gratitude and Harmony with Creation

“Purchasing is always a moral – and not simply economic – act.” Pope Francis [L.S.146] Now that the season of giving is upon us, it is important that we take a moment to reflect on what it is we are purchasing and how our purchases impact our environment. Looking at ...

Caring for Our Common Home: Help Protect Mother Earth

Why Fuss About Idling? According to the US Department of Energy, idling for more than 10 seconds uses more fuel and produces more smog and climate changing emissions than does stopping and restarting your car’s engine. The good news is that reducing idling is one of the simplest ways you ...
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Zoom Interfaith Thanksgiving Service led by Wellesley Clergy on Monday, November 23 at 7:00pm

During this time of year, we feel the need to gather in unity, return to our values, and offer gratitude. Wellesley area clergy, including our own Fr. Jim Laughlin, invite you to join them in fellowship for a Zoom Interfaith Thanksgiving service. Our clergy will lead us in prayer, scriptural ...

Laudato Si’: God’s Loving Plan

In the Judaeo-Christian tradition, the word “creation” has a broader meaning than “nature”, for it has to do with God’s loving plan in which every creature has its own value and significance. Nature is usually seen as a system which can be studied, understood and controlled, whereas creation can only ...
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Laudato Si’: Putting Our Love Into Action

We put our faith in action in the way we vote with an informed conscience of the principles in Laudato Si` and Catholic Social Teaching. Respecting Dignity of Human Life encompasses human rights in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick, policies for health care, refugees, immigration, prison ...
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Fall 2020: A New Virtual “Seasons of Hope” Group to Begin Wednesday, October 28

Seasons of Hope is open to all those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. With the help of scripture, prayer, reflection and small group discussion, we give voice to our unique journeys of grief, and find healing, comfort and spiritual growth. Seasons of Hope is centered on ...
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ISP “Company of Grace” Virtual Event with Sr. Helen Prejean
Wednesday, October 28 at 8pm

Join the Ignation Spirituality Project (ISP) and Sr. Helen Prejean for a special virtual Company of Grace: There is Courage in Love. Normally, the annual fundraiser to support their efforts providing spiritual care to people recovering from homelessness and addiction takes place in Chicago… but this year, the whole network ...

A Virtual “Evening for Women” Morning Coffee
Tuesday, October 27 at 10:00am

All women of the Collaborative are warmly invited to join the first of our series of virtual gatherings this year. The Still Small Voice Of Calm... listening to the inner voice in the midst of the busyness of service. The session will consider through prayer, scripture and conversation what it means ...

Laudato Si’: Time is a Gift from God

Our life is made up of time, and time is a gift from God, so it is important that it be used in good and fruitful actions. (Pope Francis) We are living in a digital world. Now, more than ever, we are dependent upon technology to help us connect with ...
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Laudato Si’: “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our  Sister, Mother Earth…”

“If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.” ~ Saint Francis of Assisi When Saint Francis of Assisi first turned his life over to God, the Christian Church was a very wealthy entity. Devoting his life to Christ in the traditional way at that time would have ...