Adult Faith Formation

“Learn what is pleasing to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:10

St. Charles Parish offers continuing formation in the faith for all adults through regular series of talks, discussions, and other opportunities for growing in understanding of our beliefs.


 

MONDAY NIGHT FORMATION

St. Charles holds regular educational lectures, workshops, and discussions on Monday evenings from 8:00-9:00pm in Benedict Hall. These are opportunities to enrich our understanding of the Catholic faith, to come to know our Lord better so that our love for Him may also grow.

9/16: St. Charles Challenge: Pray
9/23: St. Charles Challenge: Share
9/30: St. Charles Challenge: Learn
10/7: St. Charles Challenge: Celebrate
10/14: No Session: Columbus Day
10/21 (7:00pm in the gym) Thomistic Institute Talk 1: Introduction to Human Dignity by Dr. Jennifer Frey
10/28: Fall Parish Book Discussion I
11/4: No Session: St. Charles Patronal Feast
11/11: No Session: Veteran’s Day
11/18: Fall Parish Book Discussion II
11/25: Sacred Architecture
12/2: (7:00pm in the gym) Thomistic Institute Talk 2: Knowledge and Love by Fr. Gregory Pine
12/9: Advent: The Incarnation in Art
12/16: Fall Parish Book Discussion III
12/23: Advent: The Christmas Story in the Bible
12/30: No Session: Christmas Holiday

tHOMISTIC INSTITUTE LECTURES

Mondays 7:00pm in the Gym (See schedule below)

St. Charles is pleased to host guest lectures provided by the Thomistic Institute, an outreach of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in DC. From their websiteThe Thomistic Institute exists to promote Catholic truth in our contemporary world by strengthening the intellectual formation of Christians at universities, in the Church, and in the wider public square. The thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Universal Doctor of the Church, is our touchstone.

  • October 21, 2019: "Introduction to Human Dignity” by Dr. Jennifer Frey

  • December 2, 2019: "Knowledge and Love” by Fr. Gregory Pine

SERIES: ST. CHARLES CHALLENGE WORKSHOP

Jesus invites us to a relationship with him, through which we share in the more abundant life of his grace, giving us his merciful, saving forgiveness, healing, peace, joy, and eternal life. We enter into that relationship by opening our hearts to him and by following him as his disciples.

Through the St. Charles Challenge Workshop, you'll receive practical wisdom on the four foundational habits of Christian discipleship found in Acts 2:42: "They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles (LEARN) and to the communal life (SHARE), to the breaking of the bread (CELEBRATE) and to the prayers (PRAY)."

  • September 16, 2019: St. Charles Challenge: Pray

  • September 23, 2019: St. Charles Challenge: Share

  • September 30, 2019: St. Charles Challenge: Learn

  • October 7, 2019: St. Charles Challenge: Celebrate


 

PARISH BOOK DISCUSSIONS

St. Charles hosts regular Parish Book Discussions to help us grow together as a community and promote dialogue on important topics. A new book will be chosen for the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons, with monthly discussion nights hosted at the church. Come be a part of the conversation as we explore our faith through engaging and provocative writings, new and old.

 

Fall 2019: verbum domini

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DISCUSSION NIGHTS - 8:00-9:00pm in Benedict Hall

  • October 28, 2019: Part I

  • November 18, 2019: Part II

  • December 16, 2019: Part III

 

WINTER 2019-2020: BOOK TBD

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DISCUSSION NIGHTS - 8:00-9:00pm in Benedict Hall


 

CATHOLIC Q&A

Every other Sunday at 11:30am in Benedict Hall

Catholic Q&A is a place where people from any background, whether it be someone who grew up in the faith or someone from a different religion, can bring their questions, concerns, doubts, and fears about the Catholic Church and we can discuss them in light of authentic Catholic Teaching. If you have questions or know anyone who has questions, come here for a friendly discussion. Some weeks we will have a topic and a short talk to kick off the discussion. Other weeks will be open to all questions.


FORMED

The Catholic Faith on Demand

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Access hundreds of quality Catholic video programs, movies, audios and e-books right from your home! FORMED can be used for your own personal enrichment, or as a resource for small group gatherings (discussion guides included). Create your free account through the St. Charles parish subscription by clicking the button below!