Adult Faith Formation

GROUPS

Adult Faith Formation - Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15pm in the Church (starts Sept. 21st)

Adult Bible Study – Thursdays from 6:30-8:15pm in the Lower Church Kitchen.

Men’s Faith Discussion Group – Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00am in the Fireside Room

St. Francis Prayer Group - Every other Thursday (typically) at 1:00 pm in the Holy Family Room.  

Sunday by Sunday Study Group - Thursdays from 10:00-11:30am in the Holy Family Room.  

Family Connections - Various Events (see the Church calendar)

 

HOME STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

FORMED.ORG – “Catholic Netflix”

Lighthouse Catholic Media – Audio CDs

Parish Library

 


 

Adult Faith Formation 

A new parish initiative to promote life-long deepening of faith amongst all adult Catholics and to facilitate opportunities for families to share a common experience of learning about the Catholic faith.  These Adult Faith Formation sessions will be held in the Church on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15pm and are open to all adults with no registration required.  Sessions will include speakers, videos, discussion, group prayer, time for silent prayer, and much more. The sessions will be held on the same nights as K-8 Faith Formation and High School Youth Group to create an opportunity for parents to continue their own education in their faith while their children attend faith formation sessions, typically on the same general topic. 

 

K-8 Faith Formation and Adult Faith Formation begin together in the Church at 6:00 PM for Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction.  Adult Faith Formation moves to the Lower Church at approx. 6:15 PM.    

 

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2018 Schedule Coming Soon!  Stay Tuned...

 

 

Adult Bible Study

Saint John's Church of Little Canada sponsors a weekly Scripture and Catholic Catechism Discussion Group. Participants meet from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Thursdays. We meet in either the Lower Church Kitchen or Holy Family Room. Discussions are informal and based on a pre-designed daily reading schedule. Feel free to join us as often as you wish. Schedule with topics and locations can be found below. Contact the Faith Formation Office at 651-288-3259, for additional information.

 

Men's Faith Discussion Group

The Saint John's Men's Faith Discussion Group meets on Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00 am in the Fireside Room.

Our goal is to increase our spiritual growth through discussions of topics of interest to our religious formation: Vatican II, the Catechism, The Bible, Apologetics, Fathers of the Church and many other diverse topics regarding our Faith.  We enliven our studies with viewing DVDs and other educational media produced by renowned Catholic speakers, followed by discussions among ourselves.  The camaraderie and respectful exchange of thoughts among the group's participants is a unique, faith-growing experience that we invite others to share.

Come and join us after 8:00 Mass on Tuesday mornings for coffee, home-baked goodies and stimulating discussion.

 

Saint Francis Prayer Group

Women who meet every other Thursday (typically) at 1:00 pm in the Holy Family Room.  The women use a study guide to help them understand and reflect on the Catholic faith, especially through the Sunday Scriptures.  Please call our Faith Formation Office for more information - 651-288-3259.

 

Sunday By Sunday Study Group

Women who meet in the fall and spring, typically on Thursdays from 10:00-11:30am in the Holy Family Room.  Please call our Faith Formation Office for more information - 651-288-3259.

 

Family Connections

Started by several of our young mothers in 2011, Family Connections is an informal group of parents and their children here at Saint John's Church of Little Canada that strives to unite families, make friends and share our Faith. Monthly social activities are planned, as well as book studies, play dates and service projects. If you would like further information or want to become involved with our planning please email Eric Cooley atecooley@stjohnsoflc.org or phone him at 651-288-3268.

 

 

Lighthouse Catholic Media Audio CDs

No time to study or attend a class? Awake at night and can’t sleep? Commute to work every day?  Then check out our Lighthouse Media display in the Gathering Space on the way in to Church. Some of the titiles include: "Raising Amazing Children" - Matthew  Kelly, "Seven Deadly Sins - Seven Lively Virtues" - Fr. Robert Barron, "Searching the Scriptures: The Gospel of John" - Steve Ray, "Understanding the Eucharist" -Dr. Scott Hahn, "15 Things To Do In The Midst Of Suffering" - Jeff Cavins, "The Mass Comes Alive - Episode 1", "The Truth" - Fr. Larry Richards, "Anger and Forgiveness" - Dr. Bob McDonald, "The Virgin Mary Revealed Through Scripture" - Dr. Scott Hahn.  The CD's are FREE! We encourage you to take a CD or brochure, keep it, pass it on to someone else, OR return it to the display and take another one. If you wish to make a donation to the CD library ministry, there is a donation box at the display case or you may place your donation in the Sunday collection basket.

 

Parish Library  

Hundreds of resources to choose from – books, DVDs, study programs, study Bibles, etc… The library is located in the Lower Church (tucked in the very back behind the wall) but has a ton of great resources for inspiration, prayer, entertainment, and study!  A smaller selection of resources is featured in the Gathering Space every day as well.