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

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 ...
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Our Collaborative Men’s Group – “Prayers and Pints”

Please join us as we participate in our weekly gatherings on Zoom at 7:00pm. We are a fellowship of men who are husbands, fathers and friends and we strive to increase our faith as a group by praying the Rosary, reading scripture and other devotionals. All are welcome no matter ...
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/ Adult Faith Enrichment, Men's Group

“Evening for Women” Program
Wednesday, September 23 at 5pm on the Lawn at St. Paul

Our Evening for Women program ended abruptly in the Spring with the coming of Covid-19 and the prospects for returning to the usual format of in-person prayer, learning and fellowship are dim. Now, more than ever, we need community in whatever form we can find it!  To that end, plans ...
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Fall Bible Studies Beginning Soon!

During a time when our faith lives have been brought into our homes, and often in isolation, it is a great comfort to be able to share in a virtual community and study God's Word. This fall the collaborative will have two different opportunities to dive deeper into holy scripture ...
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/ Adult Faith Enrichment, Bible Study

A Message from Fr. Robert Blaney to the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative Community

As you know, Fr. Robert Blaney begins his new assignment as pastor of Most Precious Blood Parish in Dover and St. Theresa Parish in Sherborne on September 1. Please take a moment to watch this brief video message from Fr. Robert to our Collaborative community: ...
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Laudato Si’: Think Globally and Act Locally

In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis speaks of our moral imperative for all of God’s creation. Care of Our Common Home calls us to assess the impact our actions and personal decisions have on the world around us. Everything we do has a ripple effect. Are there things we are doing ...
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Laudato Si’: Where Are You Putting Your Feet?

Genesis 2:15 tells us that God settled man in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and care for it. In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis reiterates this truth when he says, “our relationship with the environment can never be isolated from our relationship with others and with God.” (119) Woven through ...
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Laudato Si’: Caring for Our Common Home

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si’. Sadly, I had never heard of Laudato Si’ until several months ago when it caught my attention in one of our church bulletins. Even so, I didn’t truly understand its implications until more recently when, during the pandemic, ...
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Adult Faith Enrichment: A Virtual Book Conversation

At a time when we are removed from corporate worship, connect the moments of your ordinary day with the extraordinary practice of living the spiritual life. liturgy of the ordinary Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 - 8:30pm via Zoom Begins Wednesday, April 22nd with Chapter One: "Waking" Every week participants will ...
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Divine Mercy Sunday Mass and Devotions

Cardinal Seán to Celebrate Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday Cardinal Seán will celebrate Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday this Sunday, April 19, from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.  The Mass will be aired on Sunday morning at 8:00am on WLVI-TV CW56, and at 11:30am on CatholicTV (rebroadcast at 7:00pm.) Divine Mercy Devotion Beginning at 12:00pm ...
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