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 2022 Program:
An interactive new study/discussion fueled by participant’s questions and experiences…
EPIC: A Journey Through Church History
This is our story, our family; holy women and men who, over two thousand years, built a great civilization and spread the Gospel throughout the world.
The history of the Church is not just the recitation of Popes and Saints; it is a story of adventure, intrigue, rebellion, reform, and devotion.
In this study you will learn about the important people, places, and events in two thousand years of Church history. The better we know our history, the better prepared we will be to face the future.
A women’s study* by Ascension Press | Mondays 9:45-11:45 am
Twenty (20) sessions beginning on January 3, 2022
* Childcare available with advance reservation when registering for series.
David the King
Adam, the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden, was called to govern the garden according to God’s will and purpose, but he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility. Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order and bring the world under the lordship of God. But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets. God promised a son of David who would realize the fullness of Israelite kingship…but whose actual reign defied expectation. This study will look back to Adam’s kingship and forward toward Christ the King, the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth. In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.
A study by Word On Fire| Tuesdays 9:45 – 11:45 am
Seven (7) sessions beginning on January 11, 2022
First Corinthians: The Church and the Christian Community
This bible study explores the key elements of the Gospel message Paul introduced to a new and growing Church. It presents Paul’s counsel to the church in Corinth as they sought to live their Christian faith in the midst of a pagan culture. The struggles faced by these early Christians are in many ways similar to our own. Paul’s messages to the Corinthians about divisions, immorality, persecution, and other trials, offer much-needed wisdom for our own times.
A study by Ascension Press | Wednesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Eleven (11) sessions beginning on January 12, 2022
Bishop Barron takes a fresh look at the seven sacraments of the Church in all their theological depth, spirituality, and wonder: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Reconciliation, the Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders. Through the seven sacraments of the Church, Jesus is present, ministering to his people. Healing, nourishing and anointing them. These seven holy Sacraments are not just symbols of Christ, they are encounters with him!
A study by Word On Fire | Tuesdays 9:45 – 11:45 am
Eight (8) sessions beginning on March 1, 2022
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 wordonfire.org
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:
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.
|Order Your Bible
“He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Lk 24:45).
|Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk
CDs, DVDs, Books and Booklets from some of your favorite authors.
Stream hundreds of hours of inspiring media presentations from the Church’s most compelling authors!
|Lectures and Audio
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!