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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR ADULTS
“The catechesis of adults is the principal form of catechesis, because it is addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibilities and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form. The Christian community cannot carry out a permanent catechesis without the direct and skilled participation of adults, whether as receivers or as promoters of catechetical activity. The world in which the young are called to live and gives witness to the faith which catechesis seeks to deepen and strengthen is governed by adults: the faith of these adults too should continually be enlightened, stimulated and renewed, so that it may pervade the temporal realities in their charge. Thus, for catechesis to be effective, it must be permanent, and it would be quite useless if it stopped short just at the threshold of maturity, since catechesis, admittedly under another form, proves no less necessary for adults.”
– Pope John Paul II,
Our “Alpha for Catholics” runs year-round and is for all adults! Alpha classes are available as the initial step in the process of preparation to receive the sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Faith (i.e. Baptism, Holy Communion and Confirmation).
Adult Education Classes is a continual program designed to present adult catechesis opportunities for our parishioners. Classes meet on announced Mondays from 7-8 p.m. for presentation followed by question and answer time. The classes will be held in Father D’Arco Hall (Parish Hall).
RCIA meets on Thursday evening’s beginning in early January and continue meetings until the Feast of Pentecost. The program is available for adults who are preparing to enter or complete their initiation into the Catholic Church or are members of other religious denominations interested in converting to the Catholic faith.
Between Alpha and RCIA we offer the adults preparing for the sacraments of initiation an opportunity to participate in a guided bible study! Topics may vary from course to course, but they are very useful in continuing the formation through a further basic study of Christianity and Catholicism.