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.
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.
SERIES: ST. CHARLES CHALLENGE WORKSHOP
September 10, 17, 24, and October 1
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)."
tHOMISTIC INSTITUTE LECTURES
PARISH BOOK DISCUSSION
Fall 2018: God's Voice Within, by Mark E. Thibadeaux, S.J.
"God’s Voice Within is intended for people who know that there is more to the spiritual life than they are currently experiencing and are ready to take the next step in their walk of faith by making effective discernment—specifically Ignatian discernment—a daily practice. Ultimately, God’s Voice Within teaches us to discern what is at the root of our actions and emotions, which in turn allows us to respond to God’s promptings inside us rather than unconsciously reacting to life around us." (Courtesy of Amazon.com)
DISCUSSION NIGHTS: Dates TBD, 8:00-9:00pm in Benedict Hall
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 email@example.com
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.