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):

  • September 5 (Field Trip to Nazareth College and Lunch, watch the bulletin for details)
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5
  • January 2
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 8

                                                   Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

Summer Book Club: Join us this July and August as we read and discuss Bishop Barron’s latest best-seller: To Light a Fire on the Earth, Proclaiming the Gospel in a Secular Age.

The discussion group will meet beginning Wednesdays, July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1 and 8. The venue will be the Parish conference room (St. Ambrose) beginning at 6:30 until 8 PM. Bishop Barron is the well-known author of the Catholicism series as well as his web site As proclaimed by Peter Krefft, author and professor of philosophy at Boston College, “Bishop Barron is simply the most readable and delightful Catholic preacher alive.” We will enjoy such topics as truth and obstacles to the faith.

Participants are invited to purchase their own copy of the book from Amazon (prime) for $16.84 or order a copy for $18 from Melissa Mang (288-1000). Any other questions on the discussion series, please direct to Peggie Clark (347-4819).

This Fall 

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 or by calling (585) 506-6553.

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!

Any ?? Contact our Director of Adult Faith Formation: Peggie Clark at 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: or by phone: (585) 347-4819. We look forward to hearing from you!