ADULT FAITH FORMATION

GROWING AS FOLLOWERS OF CHRIST



A Moment to Ponder

The Call

The Call

“Come, Follow Me” is the call from Jesus to Peter, Andrew, James and John. They already knew of Jesus. Peter’s mother-in-law was even cured by Jesus. Regardless, it was the miraculous catch of fish...


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What is Faith Formation?

Faith Formation helps us grow in our relationship with God and to live as disciples of Jesus as we better understand the faith, the Bible and spiritual life.

Being in communion… with Jesus Christ

* Entry into a “community of believers… a sign of newness of life, the visible sacrament of salvation”

* To be “more willing and able to be a Christian disciple in the world.”

—excerpted from Our Hearts Were Burning within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States

Flame“When you light

a flame from a flame,

it is the same flame

that you receive.”

-Saint Symeon  (949-1022)


Get Involved

If you like to teach or have an interest in promoting the education of our Catholic Faith, the Faith Formation Commission (FFC) is the place for you!

This group:

  • Encourages all to engage in life-long catechesis and evangelization as part of our baptismal call
  • Encourages the education of our Catholic Faith to both our youth and adults
  • Guides the direction of our CEWs, Religious Education for our youth, Vacation Bible School, RCIA program, Baptism Preparation and Youth Ministry.

If you would like to join FFC, contact the Parish Office:

Phone: 563-588-1433


Staff Contact

If you have questions about any of our Adult Faith Formation opportunities or would like to sign up for an event or scripture study, contact Carol Lavenz:

Phone: 563-588-1433
Email: c.lavenz@dbqarch.org


Deepen Your Faith

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is how unbaptized adults enter into the Catholic faith.

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SCRIPTURE STUDY

Studying and understanding scripture can help us look at our daily lives in a new way.

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NIGHT NOVENA

Night Novena is an opportunity to pray the Rosary and reflect on its mysteries as a group.

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TREASURE LUNCHEONS

Our seniors are great treasures to our parish community. We invite anyone over the age of 55 to join us for a catered lunch followed by a brief presentation and discussion.

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PARISH LIBRARY

Our library offers books on faith-related topics to help you grow in your understanding of the faith.

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MISSION / ALL-PARISH READ

The Mission is when our community comes together to renew our commitment to Jesus in our way of life. The Read is when we read and reflect on a book together as a community.

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CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WEEKENDS

CEW is a weekend retreat that provides spiritual enrichment and promotes Christian community.

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MOMS GROUP

The group helps moms share with other women the joys and challenges of Catholic motherhood.

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THAT MAN IS YOU

The group addresses the issues and temptations that men face with a focus on husbands and fathers.

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WALK IN THE WORD

‘Walk in the Word’ is a walking lectio group prayer opportunity. We recall a Sunday Gospel phrase or homily comment that inspires a mindfulness of faith. Join us any Monday, Oct. 1 – Nov. 26 from 5:30-6:15 pm in Mary’s Corner on the Parish Center lower level.

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