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.

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative is continuing the discussion of how adult faith enrichment can be offered within the Collaborative in ways which are greater than our parishes can accomplish individually. The energy and commitment of our community through this process has been palpable, and has contributed to a rich and rewarding discussion concerning our collective vision of adult faith enrichment within the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative! By drawing on the ideas and talents of parishioners from both parishes, we stand stronger as we seek to formulate programs which will nurture and inspire us all as Catholics.

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 Collaborative Pastoral Care.


Adult Faith Enrichment: News and Events

Our “Question of the Week” for May 22 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

We invite you to actively participate in our Synodal Intentional Listening Initiative by answering this week's "Question of the Week": Click here to submit your answers online. (If you missed any previous "Questions of the Week" you can answer those as well!) All are invited and encouraged to participate, ...
Read More

IMPORTANT! May 17 In-Person Listening Session CANCELLED – Share Your Answers Online!

We are so grateful for every voice who participated in our in-person and virtual synodal listening sessions! Given the rising Covid numbers in our communities, we have made the decision to cancel our final in-person Listening Session, which was scheduled for Tuesday, May 17. If you have not yet had ...
Read More

Our “Question of the Week” for May 15 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

We invite you to actively participate in our Synodal Intentional Listening Initiative by answering this week's "Question of the Week": The question can be answered on the cards provided in the churches and dropped in the boxes in the lobbies, or you can click here to submit your answers ...
Read More

Our “Question of the Week” for May 8 Fourth Sunday of Easter

We invite you to actively participate in our Synodal Intentional Listening Initiative by answering this week's "Question of the Week": The question can be answered on the cards provided in the churches and dropped in the boxes in the lobbies, or you can click here to submit your answers online. ...
Read More

An Important Invitation from Fr. Jim

"The Pope is listening, and wants to hear from you... and I am also listening, and want to hear from you..." Please come to a Listening Session! Thursday, May 5 at 7:00pm at St. Paul Parish Hall Thursday, May 12 at 7:00pm at St. John Powers Hall Saturday, May 14 ...
Read More

Thursday, May 5th Listening Session at St. Paul POSTPONED!

We are so disappointed, but out of an abundance of caution we are cancelling tonight's Intentional Listening Session at St. Paul. We have had multiple reports of Covid positives among Collaborative staff and parishioners in the past 24 hours, so we believe it is prudent to postpone the session. Please ...
Read More

Our “Question of the Week” for May 1 Third Sunday of Easter

We invite you to actively participate in our Synodal Listening Initiative by answering this week's 'Question of the Week': If I could change the Catholic Church in one way it would be... And this is why... The question can be answered on the cards provided in the churches and ...
Read More

Kelly Meraw featured on “Catholic Women Preach” for the Third Sunday of Easter

Kelly Meraw, Director of Pastoral Care and Liturgy for the Collaborative and Director of Music for St. John the Evangelist Parish, is featured this week on the Catholic Women Preach website. Preaching for the Third Sunday of Easter, Kelly reflects on Jesus' final post-resurrection appearance and what it means for ...
Read More
/ Adult Faith Enrichment

Synod Update: “Question of the Week” and Listening Sessions

We invite you to actively participate in our Synodal Listening Initiative by answering this week's 'Question of the Week': If you were having coffee with Pope Francis what would you say? The question can be answered on the cards provided in the churches and dropped in the boxes in ...
Read More

“Let Us Dream Part Three – A Time to Act” with Fr. Bryan Hehir – Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm at St. Paul Hall

Please join us this Thursday evening for the final night of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis’ book, “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future.” Fr. Bryan Hehir will conclude the series by discussing Part Three – A Time to Act. In this ...
Read More