Adult Formation


Offers various classes, lectures, and conferences, designed to enlighten, inspire, and entertain! They seek to raise awareness that “Formation” is an on-going process which permeates all aspects of active discipleship.

Winter/Spring 2023 Program:

An interactive new study/discussion fueled by participant’s questions and experiences…

The Inner Room

Want to grow in deeper intimacy with our Lord but don’t know where to begin? Join us for a 7-part series aimed at advancing our souls in the spiritual life by diving deeper into several different ways the Church has given us to pray. Over the 7 weeks, we will explore various forms of prayer such as mental prayer, imaginative prayer, meditation, Liturgy of the Hours, and Lectio Divina. We will learn about the particular method of prayer and then “practice it” during the session so we can bring it into our daily prayer life.

Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Beginning on January 10, 2023

Genesis to Jesus

Genesis to Jesus is part of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology’s dynamic  Journey Through Scripture Bible study series. In this series we learn the basic Catholic principles for reading Scripture and survey the broad outlines of the Books of the Bible and their place in the story of salvation. Genesis to Jesus explores the divine covenants God made with humanity in the course of salvation history. The study focuses on the Old Testament covenants made with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David. We will be led to appreciate how each of these covenant is fulfilled in the New Testament covenant God makes with the world through Jesus Christ.

A women’s study group* by Ascension Press | Mondays 9:45 – 11:45 am
Twelve (12) sessions beginning on January 2, 2023

*Childcare will be available for this group

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother is an extraordinary textual and visual pilgrimage that reveals Mary’s unique role in God’s kingdom and in our lives. Filmed on location in the Holy Land, Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother places us in the midst of the powerful drama of her earthly life, taking us through her joys … and her sorrows.  We will learn how our Blessed Mother continues to draw us ever closer to her divine Son.

A study by Ascension Press | Wednesday evenings 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Eight (8) sessions beginning on January 25, 2023

What We Believe: The Beauty of the Catholic Faith

Discover the Amazing Riches of the Catholic Faith in this newest study from Ascension Press, What We Believe, The Beauty of the Catholic FaithMaybe you’ve been Catholic your entire life or perhaps you have been away from the Church. Wherever you may be in your journey of faith, come and re-discover the beauty and the richness of the Catholic Church.

A study by Ascension Press | Tuesdays 9:45 – 11:45 am
Ten (10) sessions beginning on February 7, 2023

Register Online

Pre-registration is required. You may also register in person, please download the Registration Form and submit to the Adult Formation Office.

Workbooks are required for each study. Participants order requisite workbook directly from ascensionpress.com and/or from stpaulcenter.com

Questions? Contact Yvonne Gill, Director of Adult Formation, 281.584.2022.


The Ministry of Adult Formation:

“The church has always considered catechesis one of her primary tasks for before Christ ascended to His Father after His resurrection He gave the apostles a final command — to form disciples of all nations and to teach them to observe all that He had commanded.”

“In catechesis it is Christ, the Incarnate Word and Son of God, who is taught — everything else is taught with reference to Him…” Catachesi Tradendae #1

The Office of Adult Formation is dedicated to carrying out Christ’s mandate. In collaboration with other ministries in the parish and the archdiocese, St. John Vianney Office of Adult Formation has created a variety of programs and events for the community. You and your guests are invited to come and be enlightened, inspired and entertained.  It is our sincere hope that our activities and programs will aid in your spiritual growth and result in enrichment for all who participate.


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – RCIA:

Catholic…..?.
Thinking about it….?
Know someone who is…?

Learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) by attending the next RCIA informational meeting. For all those who have already been through the RCIA process at our parish, we invite you to an RCIA Reunion.


Adult Formation Resources:
Video Lectures & Presentations
Watch enlightening video lectures, like the new series The Gospel in Art, presented to you by Adult Formation.
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“He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Lk 24:45).
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CDs, DVDs, Books and Booklets from some of your favorite authors.
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Stream hundreds of hours of inspiring media presentations from the Church’s most compelling authors!
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Audio recordings of previous lectures by: Fr. Chuck Talar, Mark McNeil, and a special presentation by Fr. Patrice Chocholoski.

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To learn more about our current programs and activities, please refer to the Sunday Bulletin, and our events calendar for details and updates.

We look forward to having you join us and appreciate your support!