Adult Faith Formation

Fall 2019

  • Is something missing from your faith life?

  • Does your spiritual life feel disconnected from the Mass or the Church's teachings? 

  • Do you have a desire to grow in your understanding of who God is and how he is a part of your daily life?

 


Sacred Art

Tuesdays, October 8 – December 3  |  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Register

Fridays, October 11 – December 6  |  10:00 a.m. – Noon  Register

Throughout the centuries, sacred art has played a critically important role in the Catholic Church.  Why was and is it so important?  Peg Crews will teach this class and discuss why religious art should be incorporated as an important part of our faith lives.  She will also sample different types of sacred art that have come down to us through the ages.


Islam and Christianity

October 21 & 22  |  7:00 p.m.  Register

We welcome back Steve Hemler, President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America.  Join us for two nights of talks.

Monday: What We Learned Living 13 years in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday: Is Jesus Truly the Son of God?


Saint Augustine and Saint Benedict

Wednesdays, November 6 - December 11  |  10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Register

This Pivotal Players study focuses on two saints from the 4th and 5th centuries: Saint Augustine of Hippo and Saint Benedict of Nursia.  Saint Augustine, the Teacher, is possibly the best example of how faith in Christ changed a person. Augustine’s narrative of personal transformation in his book, Confessions provides a template for life in Christ that still rings true today.  Saint Benedict, the Monk, contributed more to saving western Christian culture than anyone else.  Born just after Rome fell, Benedict founded the religious community that would, in time, preserve the best of the old and allows for the emergence of an authentic, Christian way of life. Join Bishop Barron as he traces the lives and contributions of these two pivotal saints. This study will be facilitated by Ted and Elaine Cummings.  Study Guide for participants is optional.


Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel's Messiah

Mondays, November 4 - November 25  |  10:00 a.m. - Noon  Register

This is a two-part course for Advent and Lent in which participants hear Handel’s music and engage the Biblical texts through study, discussion, and prayer.  Participants will examine what the texts might have meant in their earliest contexts; ask how believers throughout the ages have understood them in later situations; and finally, look for ways to apply them to their own lives.  Part I, Advent, consists of four sessions.  Part 2, Lent, consists of six sessions and will be offered in Lent.  

 

Contact aff@bedeva.org for more information about small groups.

 

Online Courses available for FREE through our Formed.org subscription!

Enter parish code GRAC2J.

 


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