The adult ministry exists to draw us together as Kingdom builders in our lives, our homes, our jobs, our community, and our church. We strive to be continually growing in our relationship with Christ through prayer, studying His word, fellowship and service.
Small Groups are a great way to grow in faith, practicing accountability and becoming stronger disciples for Christ.
Faith formation is at the heart of what our Catholic life is all about. In many ways, we engage in the practices of our daily lives and the rituals of our faith communities - through worship, mission, working for justice and peace, and education so that our faith may be nurtured, enlivened, sustained, and formed. Knowing we are God's beloved is an appropriate vision for how we might view the ministry of faith formation. At Guardian Angels we can understand faith formation to be an engaged process of learning and practice integrated throughout all aspects of parish and daily life. This definition highlights the initiative and action we must take in our own faith formation. In essence, we participate in being formed and transformed by the Holy and by one another. Throughout all of our doing and being, we are reminded that God's "hands" are continually present in our efforts to gain both "head" knowledge found in education and learning and "heart" wisdom discovered through prayer, ritual, and practice. It is indeed most fitting to say that faith formation is at the heart of what our living and being is all about; but without the hands that guide what we are continually becoming, the process is incomplete. Let us offer some helpful tools from which you can grow in faith and be reminded of God's transformational presence along life's journey. Let us know if you have requests, questions or ideas.
Your GA Adult Faith Formation Team
Living Your Faith—New Adult Faith Formation Resources:
+ “Hope, An Anchor in Today’s World”
Bible Study on hope
Mondays: Nov. 13, 20, 27, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Nancylee Jonza, Parish House
Register: by Oct. 16, Fee: $10 payable at first meeting
++ “Hope, An Anchor in Today’s World”
Online Bible Study—Pilot Program
Would you like to be part of an online group using the same
Bible study materials, Hope, An Anchor in Today's World? We
will pilot this with a small group limiting participation to six
individuals, men or women, during the month of November.
A Facebook account is necessary to participate. Membership is
private and by invitation only. Cost is $10, payable during the
week of Nov. 6.
+ Study and Reflect on the readings of the upcoming Sunday
Wednesdays: Oct. 4 - Dec. 20, 2017 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Michael Strande
++ Online: Daily Scripture Readings
Area Retreats/ Workshops
+Nuturing Spiritual Development in Children & Teens
Saturday, October 14, 2017
+Spirituality in the Second Half of Life Retreat
Saturday October 28, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Loyola Spirituality Center
389 North Oxford, St. Paul
+The Stories Jesus Left Behind:
The Parables In The Gospel of Luke
Thursdays—September 28 & October 5
St. Pascal Bylon, Brioschi Hall
Facilitator: Art Zannoni