Adult Faith Formation
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in adult learning classes. Your Catholic faith formation is a life-long journey. Our classes are lively with interactive discussion and full materials provided. Some classes are free, others require a fee to cover materials. They are ongoing most of the year, with day or night sessions. Parish wide Missions with outside speakers are offered several times a year (including Advent and Lent).
All registrations are done online through the link below our class descriptions. Once you have registered you will receive a confirming email. Your class facilitator will reach out to you a few weeks before class begins. Our classes are ongoing most of the year. Check back for new offerings.
St. Benedict offers many ways to help you grow in your faith:
- Classes are offered day and night
- A library full of spiritual reading
- Online and in-person classes
- A variety of ministries
St. Benedict Small Groups are intentional gatherings of people who meet regularly with the purpose of growing their relationship with God and others.
Are Small Groups for you? If you long for a place to grow in your faith, develop friendships, and share in the love of Christ, small groups are for you!
Registration for Small Groups happens twice a year (January and August). If interested in becoming part of a small group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New classes are starting regularly. Look back here often for new class options.
Monday Daytime Class
Sunday Scriptures Study
EVERY Monday morning in the library from 8-9 AM, we have a study of the coming Sunday Scriptures lead by Deacon John Puetz. This class runs all year long. All are welcome…no RSVP needed & no commitment, no homework & no prep-just show up!
This class is FREE, offered in person only.
Tuesday Evening Class
Revelation – The Kingdom Yet to Come
In this 11-session study, Jeff Cavins provides a captivating overview and explanation of the Book of Revelation. Offered Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm.
Cost $30 per person for study guide. Register by December 12th.
Thursday Daytime Class
Peter: Keeper of the Keys
From the popular The Footprints of God series, Stephen Ray, best-selling author and dynamic speaker, will take us on an amazing journey of adventure about Peter, the rugged fisherman Jesus chose to lead His Church. Filmed on location in Rome and the Holy Land, follow Peter from Galilee to Rome to discover answers about the major role of the Papacy in the saga of salvation.
This is a fast-paced, entertaining biography, travel documentary, Bible study, apologetics course, and Church history study, all rolled into one remarkable adventure!
The class is offered Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm. There is no cost for this study, but you must register to have a place in class and the provided materials.
Register by December 12th.
Friday Daytime Class
The Gospel of Mark
Based on the Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition, this book leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of Mark, using the biblical text itself and the Church’s own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes make explicit what St. Mark often assumes. They also provide rich historical, cultural, geographical and theological information pertinent to the Gospel.
Cost is $5.00 per study guide. If you prefer to audit only with no materials purchased for you, please register anyway so we have you on the email list for the class. Instructions are available on how to register as an “audit only” member.
The Catechism in a Year
If you have ever wanted to understand what it means to be Catholic and allow those truths to shape your life—this podcast is for you!
Link to full info and to sign up for the daily alerts, reading plan, watch the preview and more!…
The Chosen Series
The Chosen Series Study Guide- the attached study guide is meant to help you in watching the videos, relating them to your faith journey and understanding Jesus and the times he lived in. Remember, we did not live then, we can only assume certain things. The director assures us the series is true to the Gospel with drama created to surround the Biblical account. Click SEASON 1 , SEASON 2 or SEASON 3 to download the pdf study guide.
Forming Catholic Conscience
Voting with a Catholic conscience, we are often asked what we as Catholic’s are supposed to do and how we decide who to vote for. Over the next several weeks we will have literature in the lobby regarding forming your Catholic Conscience. We will never tell you who to vote for, but the materials can help you to form your own decision based on solid Catholic Christian values.
Here is a link to a video message from Ascension Presents by Fr. Mike Schmitz about what it means to live in a democratic society. He talks about “the burden of freedom” and explains why true freedom requires wisdom, virtue, and a thorough understanding of the story of our nation and the world.
What Constitutes a Practicing Catholic?
We hear this all the time-Are you a practicing Catholic? How do you know? What does it really mean to be fully practicing your faith? Fr. Mike Schmitz explains the basics pretty well in this video from Ascension Presents. Six minutes worth your time! Don’t just say you are Catholic, live your faith with meaning!
Deep Thinking with Father Ben (March 2023)
What does reason have to do with God? The answers may surprise you.
If you would like to greatly improve your understanding of the faith, join Deep Thinking with Father Ben.
Awake My Soul Women’s Retreat (January 2021)
Awake My Soul Women’s Retreat from January 23, 2021
Senior Wellness Talk (September 2020)
Senior Wellness Talk presented by Sandra McKay, Holy Family Counseling Center via zoom on September 17, 2020.
Bible 101 Class (September 2020)
Bible 101 Class presented by Deacon Jamie Morgan on September 28, 2020.
If you have questions about adult classes, call the Adult Formation Office at 678-992-2047