Adult Formation

Our Hearts Were Burning

“Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study, must be “the central task in this catechetical enterprise,” becoming “the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age.” This can be done specifically through developing in adults a better understanding of and participation in the full sacramental life of the Church.” “To make this vision a reality, we, as the Catholic bishops of the United States, call the Church in our country to a renewed commitment to adult faith formation, positioning it at the heart of our catechetical vision and practice. We pledge to support adult faith formation without weakening our commitment to our other essential educational ministries.”  —- An excerpt from Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States, Issued by NCCB/USCC (now USCCB), November 17, 1999

The above quotation describes not only the importance, but also the necessity, of adult formation in the life of the parish community. The Cluster Parishes offer multiple opportunities for ongoing Christian Formation for adults.  To find out about current programs, or if you would like more information please contact Deacon Kevin at or call 757.484.7335.