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

In Case You Missed It: “Let Us Dream Part One: A Time to See” with Sr. Evelyn Ronan

The first of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis' book, "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future," was held on March 10. Sr. Evelyn Ronan, SND began the series by breaking open the first part of the book - "Part One: A Time to See" ...
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Thursday, March 10: “Let Us Dream Part One – A Time to See” with Sr. Evelyn Ronan

Please join us this Thursday evening, March 10 at 7:00pm in the St. Paul Parish Hall for the first in our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis' book, "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future," written during the pandemic in collaboration with his biographer Austin Ivereigh ...
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Community Read, Author Night, and Book Discussion – “Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor” by Dr. James J. O’Connell

Dr. O'Connell is the President of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, the recipient of this year’s Collaborative Lenten Gift. Dr. O'Connell’s collection of stories and essays, written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle ...
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Community Read and Lecture Series – “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future” by Pope Francis

This Lent, as we prepare to begin our synodal journey, we will dive deeply into Pope Francis’ recent book, Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, written during the pandemic in collaboration with his biographer Austin Ivereigh. In a relaxed and conversational tone, Francis poignantly captures the ills ...
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In Case You Missed It: Bulletin and Homilies from “Synod Weekend”

Pope Francis has called for a synod in the church – a “Synod on Synodality” – with the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.” On the weekend of February 26-27, our Collaborative bulletin was dedicated to introducing and explaining this "Synod on Synodality" and how it is ...
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“Evening for Women” – Join Us Tuesday, February 15 at 6:00pm on Zoom

All women are warmly invited to a Zoom gathering on February 15 at 6:00pm as we continue to explore this year's theme of "Ministry". We are overjoyed to be hosting Elizabeth A. Donnelly, founder of Catholic Women Preach. 'Betty Anne' is a frequent speaker and writer on Catholic affairs. As ...
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Digital Resources to Celebrate Word of God Sunday

"He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures" (Lk 24:45) Pope Francis instituted Word of God Sunday on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time in his apostolic letter Aperuit Illis.  We are all looking for simpler ways to connect with God's word. To celebrate this Word of God Sunday, we ...
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Embrace the Sacred in the Ordinary: A Book Study for Women

All women are welcome to join in a book conversation surrounding Liturgy of the Ordinary, a book by author Tish Harrison Warren. Together we'll explore the ways that God is meeting us in our everyday (and sometimes boring!) lives. We'll develop sacred practices in our daily routines, and invite God ...
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37th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Celebration

37th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Virtual Interreligious Prayer Meeting Monday, January 17, 2022 10:00am Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap Rev. James Hairston Rev. Oscar Pratt Music by the Black Catholic Choir Live stream available by clicking here ...
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Come and Be Comforted – Programs for the Grieving

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative is dedicated to both the prayerful and practical support of those experiencing loss. We are offering two special programs in the coming weeks for those who are grieving:
  • A six-week "Seasons of Hope" group for anyone searching for meaning and consolation after the death of ...
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