Adult Faith Formation

  Adult Faith Formation Opportunities at Peace of Christ Parish!

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Opening Night for Discovering Christ: Wednesday, January 17th, 6-8pm at St. John the Evangelist Church Hall. Join the fun again as we begin Following Christ, September 12th, 6-8:30pm at Dailey Hall (the gym at St. Ambrose Academy).                

       Mary and Martha Sisterhood Women's Group Activities

Meeting Dates for 2018 – 2019  (All meetings will be in the St. Ambrose Conference Room on the 1st Wed. of the month, 10:30 to 12:00 unless otherwise noted):

                                                   Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

This Fall 

1) Bible Study with Dr. Jim Lovelock is back! Dr. Jim will be leading us through the Hebrew Scriptures, this time with the Second Book of Samuel. We look forward to hosting his series again for four (4) consecutive Monday evenings beginning September 10th, 6:30-8:30pm. Additional meeting dates (same time and location: the Peace of Christ parish conference room in the parish office) are as follows: 9/17, 9/24 and 10/1. We hope you will join us to hear the Word of God brought to life by Dr. Jim's remarkable knowledge of the Old Testament and engaging presentation style, not to mention his very witty sense of humor!All are welcome! For more information and to register, contact Jim Lovelock at classicaldoc@gmail.com or by calling (585) 506-6553.

Visit this link for the complete syllabus for the Second Book of Samuel

2) Presenting: Bishop Barron's latest project-the new dramatic DVD series The Mass that all Catholics should watch. Our first viewing and discussion is Saturday, November 3rd, 10am-11:30am at the Peace of Christ Parish Conference Room. Light refreshments will be available. See the flyer for more details! We hope you can join us!

3) Following Christ: This is Part 2 in the ChristLife evangelization program and is only open to people who have attended 5 or more sessions of Discovering Christ. Please join us Wednesday evenings, 6-8:30 pm at Dailey Hall (the gym at St. Ambrose Academy) for another 7-part series. See invitation letter for details. See registration form to register. But hurry, registration ends soon.  We hope you will join us!                                                                                                                          

Any ?? Contact our Director of Adult Faith Formation: Peggie Clark at clarkmargaret150@gmail.com or by phone: (585) 347-4819. 

In their document, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us (OHWB), the US Bishops renewed a commitment to fostering faith formation for adults. Since we all are continually being formed in our faith as we walk our journeys of life, a renewed commitment to adult faith formation necessitates a need for quality programming and a variety of opportunities for all adults.  The purpose of the Peace of Christ Adult Faith Formation Committee is to offer, plan and implement a variety of faith forming programs and opportunities for adults.  See also the USCCB's, Catholic Catechism for Adults.

It's true, religious education is not only for children! According to the United States Bishops' Document, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us (OHWB):

Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study, must be "the central task in [this] catechetical enterprise," becoming "the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age." (OHWB #5)

     The Bishops outline three key goals of Adult Faith Formation (OHWB #67-73):

  • Inviting and enabling ongoing conversion to Jesus in holiness of life:
    • helping adults acquire an attitude of conversion to the Lord
    • leading adults to repentance of sin, reconciliation through the sacraments and deepening faith in Jesus
  • Promoting and supporting active membership in the Christian community:
    • helping adults make a conscious and firm decision to live the faith through membership in the Christian community
    • inviting and supporting baptized adults in their co-responsibility for the Church's mission and life
  • Calling and preparing adults to act as disciples in mission to the world
    • inviting baptized adults to evangelization and justice in the world

The Diocese of Rochester has provided these additional links for many opportunities for Adult Faith Formation: Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

Meeting days/times are: Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm in the Parish Office Conference Room. We hope to see you there!

If you have questions, ideas, suggestions, or requests about adult faith formation, contact our Adult Faith Formation Director: Peggie Clark by email: clarkmargaret150@gmail.com or by phone: (585) 347-4819. We look forward to hearing from you!