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Adult Faith Formation

Welcome New Catholics!!

Our retreat on Saturday for all who were baptized and brought into full Communion with the Catholic Church was grace-filled. A beautiful sunny morning was the setting for a “pilgrim” Rosary. Lunch was a delightful sharing. The Sacrament of Reconciliation was celebrated and great joy was experienced by all. All are committed to practice the […]

Lenten Small Groups to Use “Catholicism: The Pivotal Players” Videos

A film series entitled Catholicism: The Pivotal Players was recently prepared by Bishop Robert Barron. This series illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization. All parish adults have an opportunity to grow in their understanding of persons who […]

What — or Who — Are the “Nones?”

From the National Catholic Reporter — by Jesuit Fr. Thomas Reese According to the recent Pew study of the religious landscape in the United States, those who say they do not belong to any religion now outnumber Catholics in the United States. This is an extraordinary milestone. The so-called ‘nones’ now make up 22.8 percent of the nation while the […]

Gifts and Temptations

What we do with both the gifts and the temptations? Temptation is the gift of possibility. It takes us to the crossroads of life and requires us to choose a direction rather than simply fall into one. It makes virtue—spiritual strength—a reality rather than simply a word. Most of all, for those for whom the […]