Adult Faith Formation
When people hear the words "Faith Formation" they often think of the classes that children attend on Wednesday nights to grow in their faith. To the contrary, youth faith formation is only the beginning of a lifelong process of growing and connecting to God, for the journey of living as Christ calls us to live is one that we will continue to do until He comes again.
Our Adult Faith Formation program is currently in the process of growing to help meet the changing needs of our diverse congregation. In 2019, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception parish in Portage introduced a new speaker series titled: The Journey of Faith.
Throughout the year, speakers led exuberant discussions and lectures on various aspects of the Catholic Faith that are often attainable because of their academic density. Our faithful and knowledgeable speakers created relevant experiences for our adults to learn more about their own faith community.
"SPIRITUAL FORMATION IS FOR EVERYONE. JUST AS THERE IS AN 'OUTER YOU' THAT IS BEING FORMED AND SHAPED ALL THE TIME, LIKE IT OR NOT, BY ACCIDENT OR ON PURPOSE, SO THERE IS AN 'INNER YOU.' YOU HAVE A SPIRIT. AND IT'S CONSTANTLY BEING SHAPED AND TUGGED AT: BY WHAT YOU HEAR AND WATCH AND SAY AND READ AND THINK AND EXPERIENCE."
This program served a double-purpose for our adult population at St. Mary OTIC:
What comes next?
If you would like to learn more about our Adult Faith Formation program, please contact Ann Sirianni, Faith Formation Director at 608-742-6998, ext. 223, or firstname.lastname@example.org