Adult Faith Formation
CURRENT OR UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS
ONLINE SELF STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
A Woman's Call to Holiness Prayer Breakfast Events
Advent by Candlelight 2014 with Dr. Scott Hahn
Nurturing the Nurturer & Cuidando a las que Cuidan 2017 Women's Retreat
Why participate in adult faith formation?
"The Church wishes to serve this single end: that each person may be able to find Christ, in order that Christ may walk with each person the path of life..." (St. John Paul II, Redeemer of Man, 13)
It has been the constant teaching of the church that to cultivate a relationship with God and grow in the life of grace, in addition to our sacramental life, we should continually engage in three interrelated spiritual practices: prayer, study and action. These three practices have been compared to a tripod or a 3-legged stool. Without all three legs the stool could not stand securely. It is the same with our life of faith, all three are equally important.
In prayer (piety) we speak to God and do our best to hear him speak to us. But, in order to hear his voice clearly it helps to know how to discern his voice from all the other voices that compete for our attention. By studying our Catholic Faith we give our minds to God as we make an intentional effort to come to know him through a deeper understanding of Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, which are his self-revelation to us. The Holy Spirit is right there with us. As we study He pours his life and his love and his truth into our minds and hearts and transforms them. This is a deeply moving experience! Study combined with prayer prepare us for action in the world that is fruitful because it is done with God’s wisdom and power. Who doesn’t need that?
In adult faith formation we offer classes, retreats & events that focus on prayer, study & action, but we specialize in the area of the 2nd leg of the tripod – STUDY.
Adult Faith Formation: Building on the Rock - Luke 6:47-49
Every one who comes to me and hears my words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it had been well built. But he who hears and does not do them is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation; against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great.”
About Adult Faith Formation at Holy Trinity
We are convinced from personal experience that it is not the same thing to have known Jesus as not to have known him, not the same thing to walk with him as to walk blindly, not the same thing to hear his word as not to know it, and not the same thing to contemplate him, to worship him, to find our peace in him, as not to. It is not the same thing to try to build the world with his Gospel as to try to do so by our own lights. We know well that with Jesus life becomes richer and that with him it is easier to find meaning in everything. This is why we evangelize."
--Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 266
In Adult Faith Formation we seek to foster the full flowering of the grace of Baptism and so to provide the Church with disciples who are well-formed in faith, enthusiastic, capable of leadership in the Church and in society, filled with compassion and working for justice – something the world desperately needs more of! We achieve this through the many different classes, bible studies, large & small events, retreats, workshops, vibrant Christian communities and outreach opportunities that we continually offer here at Holy Trinity. All of these are chosen & planned with a view to fostering:
1. Communion & Intimacy with Jesus Christ
2. Spiritual Growth
3. Christian Community
4. The desire to know and actively use one’s gifts in the service of others
Through this formation adult Catholics can experience God’s personal love which inspires and empowers them to become His living witnesses as they bring about the Kingdom of God in their families, homes, neighborhoods, places of work, and centers of culture.
For more information contact Terri Thomas at (678) 466-1739 or email@example.com
Holy Trinity has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. Every parishioner can now have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any electronic device with internet access. Formed offers video programs that explain the Catholic Faith, explore marriage, Bible studies, as well as inspiring audio talks and ebooks. Presenters like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healey, Chris Stefanick, Fr. Michael Gaitly, and Dr. Scott Hahn are all part of our parish subscription. It is truly the Catholic Faith. On Demand. For more information, watch the promo vidoe above or follow this link: Formed at Holy Trinity
Below is a beautiful homily about redemptive suffering and making your suffering a gift for others!