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.

 

upcoming adult faith formation events


MONDAY NIGHT LECTURES

St. Charles holds regular educational lectures 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.

LITURGY AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

A Christendom Graduate School Mini-Course

Presenter: Dr. Joseph Arias

  • February 4

  • February 11

  • February 25

tHOMISTIC INSTITUTE LECTURES

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.

  • March 11: "Was Luther Right? Indulgences, Purgatory, Saints, and All That" presented by Michael Root

  • April 15: "Islam, Israel, and Salvation Outside the Church" presented by Jessica Murdoch

  • Date TBD: "Beauty" presented by Fr. Don Planty

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 10: LEARN - Spiritual Growth through Intellectual Formation

  • September 17: PRAY - Growing in Intimacy with God

  • September 24: CELEBRATE - Sacraments, Fountains of Grace

  • October 1: SHARE - Loving God through Love of Neighbor

 


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.

 

WINTER 2019: Short Stories SEries

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

(Links to the full text of each story are provided above)

 

FALL 2019: BOOK TBD

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


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). Create your free account through the St. Charles parish subscription by clicking the button below!