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 and through other opportunities for growing in understanding of our beliefs.
SERIES: THE HUMAN PERSON
8:00-9:00pm on Mondays, Benedict Hall
The winter season of Adult Faith Formation courses will focus on the theme of The Human Person. The question of what it means to be human is one that societies have wrestled with throughout the ages, yet the times we live in are presenting challenges to our assumptions about humanity in unprecedented ways. This series of talks will draw from the deep roots of Catholic theology, philosophy, and spirituality to propose a conception of The Human Person grounded in the God of Creation and the Revelation of Jesus.
PARISH BOOK DISCUSSION
Quarterly, with monthly Discussion Nights
New in 2018, St. Charles will host ongoing parish book discussions to help us grow together as a community and promote dialogue on important topics. A new book will be chosen for each quarter of the year, with monthly teaching and 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.
Mondays, Benedict Hall
7:00-8:00pm - Fellowship
8:00-9:00pm - Presentation
January - March:
The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
Presenter: Fr. Don Planty
January 29, Chapters 1-2
February 26, Chapters 3-6
March 26, Chapters 7-Conclusion
April - June:
SCRIPTURE STUDY FOR PARENTS
6:30-7:15pm on Thursdays, Room 103
Our weekly Scripture Study for Parents blends conversation, instruction, and reflection in a structured approach to exploring the upcoming Sunday Mass readings. It is offered concurrently with children's religious education classes for the convenience of parents, but is open to all adults in the parish. In-class Bibles will be available, or bring your own. Light snacks will also be provided. Led by St. Charles parishioner, Mike Doyle. For more information, or to be added to the weekly email list, contact Jim Schuster at firstname.lastname@example.org
FORMED: THE CATHOLIC FAITH. ON DEMAND.
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).
LECTURES AT ST. CHARLES
Additional learning opportunities are provided through periodic lectures hosted at St. Charles and nearby. These include lectures hosted through the FORUM cultural events series, guest lectures by the Thomistic Institute, Theology on Tap, and other periodic events. See below for upcoming opportunities.