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 Collaborative Pastoral Care.


Adult Faith Enrichment: News and Events

Evening for Women – Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

LENT... SEASON OF GRACE. Our Lenten Path, so familiar - yet always NEW! What does our loving Christ want to make new in our lives?? All women of the collaborative are warmly invited to An Evening for Women. This year we are exploring the topic Women Called to Be. As we continue to ...
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“The Two Popes” Movie Viewing and Discussion: Part 2 on Sunday, March 1 at 3pm in St. John Powers Hall

We will view the second half of the film and complete our discussion on Sunday, March 1 from 3-5pm in St. John Powers Hall - please note the change in venue. All are welcome, but space is limited. Please call either parish office to reserve your seat ...
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Adult Faith Enrichment Speaker Series: “Living Lent with Laudato Si” – Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

Pope Francis' far-reaching encyclical, Laudato Si: Care for Our Common Home, challenges us in 2020 more than ever before.  In our presentation, we will explore traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and conversion of heart as we listen to and respond to the "cry of the Earth and the cry of the ...
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“The Two Popes” Movie Viewing and Discussion: Part 1 on Sunday, February 23 at 3pm in St. John Powers Hall

Following the viewing of the first half of the film we are fortunate to be joined by Fr. Ryan Connors who will moderate a discussion. Fr. Connors is Professor of Moral Theology at St. John's Seminary. He received his Doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome ...
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Lenten Small Group Program: “With Jesus to the Cross” – Begins Week of February 23

God’s plea is straightforward and simple: He wants you close to him. He yearns for you as a father or mother longs for a lost child. God is asking you to stop what you normally do and take the time this Lent to discover what He means in your ...
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One Day Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents – Saturday, February 8

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative and The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents invite you to a one day spiritual retreat for parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago. Saturday, February 8 from 9:30am to 7:00pm St. John the Evangelist Parish ...
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Laudato Si’ Reading Group at St. John – Begins Thursday, January 30

Are you concerned about the environment? Is there a helpful Catholic response to climate change? How are the poor affected by what is happening to the earth, our common home? If you think about these questions, or if you just want to read and discuss a hopeful and challenging little ...
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Evening for Women Presents: “Women Called to Be”

Join us Tuesday, November 5 as Kelly Meraw presents a reflection on the fascinating and inspiring life and works of a woman truly "called to be!"  We will convene in Powers Hall at 6:00pm and start the program at 6:30pm in the chapel. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, better ...
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Seasons of Hope – Fall 2019 Group Begins October 31

Seasons of Hope - a faith sharing group for those who mourn. For you who are searching for Our Lord in the midst of your grief, Seasons of Hope is a nurturing link to the Church, the Almighty, and people of faith who truly understand what it means to be ...
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Where Are You on Your Faith Journey?

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It the process by which adults enter full communion with our Church, through the sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Communion). RCIA can help you along your faith journey if:
  • You want to join the Church, and have never ...
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