Faith Formation for Adults

Parishioners and visitors are invited to continued growth and ongoing faith formation through presentations, study groups, workshops and other educational opportunities arranged by the pastoral staff each year. Refer to the Sunday bulletin for dates and times of upcoming formation events or call the Faith Formation Office at 352-787-6354 ext. 238.

 

Adult Sessions for Scripture Study and Faith Matters

Sessions are held in the Family Enrichment Center (check the bulletin for room locations). Please register through the Faith Formation Office.

Symbolon
A 10-week overview of the Catholic faith beginning Sept. 17 and 22. Meetings will be Mondays at 9:30 a.m. (FEC 215) or Saturdays at 5:15 p.m. (Gather in HFR).

Book of Job
The book of Job is a vivid testimony to pain, a plea for justice, and a wrenching theological debate about suffering and its causes. Central to this debate are questions about the roles that God and humans play in causing human suffering and whether divine-human relationships can proceed in the midst of overwhelming anguish.

The seven weekly discussions will be on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. in FEC 215. Sessions begin on Oct. 2/3 through Nov. 13/14.

TEXT: Job by Kathleen M. O’Connor with study guide sold as a set (Liturgical Press). Available in Saint Paul’s Gift Shop.

Ignatian Adventure
St. Ignatius of Loyola developed a one-month retreat. This adventure covers the retreat during 32 weeks, one week for each day of the retreat.

The weekly discussions will be on Thursday evenings 6:30-8:00 p.m. in FEC 215 beginning on Oct. 18 through May 30, 2019.

TEXT: THE IGNATIAN ADVENTURE by Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (Loyola Press). Available in Saint Paul’s Gift Shop.

Family of Faith
A flexible home study curriculum that unites the entire family with monthly parent meetings and large family group activities centered on the four pillars of the Catholic faith.

Missions

Each year, the parishioners are given the opportunity to renew and grow in their faith by attending a four-day Parish Mission. A parish mission is a special retreat time directed by a priest skilled in preaching and spiritual direction. Daily Mass and an opportunity to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation are a vital part of the process.

Welcome Home

The Welcome Home is the vehicle by which the parish attempts to provide a warm welcome to inactive Catholics desiring to return to the table of the Lord and to active Catholic life as disciples of the Lord.

Prayer Group

Once a month the Charismatic Prayer Group joyfully gives praise to God in prayer and song. A Life in The Spirit Seminar is offered every other year. All are invited to come and pray with fellow believers and grow in commitment to Christ and His Church.  The Charismatic Prayer Group meets the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in FEC 215.

Retreats/Prayer Services

Specialized retreats are available to all members of the parish. Men’s, Women’s, Youth Retreats are conducted throughout the year.