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Adult Classes and 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

Classes Offered

Monday Morning Classes


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.

 

Lectio: Mark: Faith Not Fear
In this powerful 14-part series discover the Gospel of Mark like never before. Immerse yourself in this action-packed Gospel that offers Saint Peter’s account of Christ’s life and teaching. Combining the insights of Dr. Tim Gray with the masterful artistry of the Augustine Institute, this Lectio series uses the Church’s rich tradition of Lectio Divina to help you better understand and better pray with the Gospel of Mark. This class includes videos and study guide.

Cost $12 per study guide. This class offered via ZOOM only.

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Tuesday Evening Classes


True Reformers
True Reformers: Saints of the Catholic Reformation, a study crafted to teach about those who led the Church’s rebirth from the ashes of confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation.

In these six sessions, participants will learn about the true benefactors of the human race: the saints. The saints of the Catholic Reformation show us just how powerful—and beautiful—is the human heart’s free response to God’s generous grace.

Cost $10 per study guide. This class offered in person or via ZOOM into the classroom.

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Walking with Purpose- Beholding His Glory
As we look at Old Testament people and events, we’ll encounter problems that only Christ will solve, needs that only He will satisfy, and promises that only He can deliver.

This nine-lesson study, Beholding His Glory, shows us how all Scripture points us to our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. We’ll learn to recognize and appreciate God’s plan for our own lives, His awe-inspiring majesty, and His desire for personal intimacy with each one of us.

Purchase this book on your own, but please do register! Offered in person only.

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Wednesday Morning Classes


Women of the Spirit- What the Mystics Know
Beginning in September, our WOS group will be studying What the Mystics Know by Richard Rohr. Drawing from the best and most poetic of Richard Rohr’s essays from nearly a quarter of a century, each chapter in this new collection examines one of the seven core mystical truths. Organized according to the mystical paths that every worshiper must follow, Rohr identifies the despair of everyday life, promotes opportunities for change even in the face of pain, thereby transforming one’s deeper self into a beacon of light that aids in the perpetual metamorphosis of others.

Purchase this book on your own, but please do register! Offered in person or via ZOOM in to the classroom.

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Walking with Purpose- Living in the Fathers Love
In a world where women are measured by their beauty, achievements and possessions, wouldn’t it be nice to find a place where you could just be valued for who you are? Living in the Father’s Love will lead you to that safe place where you are unconditionally loved, baggage and all.

This brief but powerful six-lesson Bible study is the ideal way to revive and refresh yourself. Discover just how much God loves us and how the Gospels are deeply relevant to our relationship with God and with those we love.

Purchase this book on your own, but please do register! Offered in person or via ZOOM into the classroom.

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Thursday Morning Class


Introduction to the Psalms
This is Scripture explained as never before and will transform your view of the one book read at every Holy Mass. Featuring two-time winner of “Best Teacher” at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Dr. John Bergsma, Next Level Catholic Academy is one of the best there is at explaining the depth and beauty of Scripture for regular Catholics.

Cost $24.97 per study guide. This class offered in person or via ZOOM into the classroom.

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Thursday Afternoon Class


The Book of Ruth
A Love Story  (5 week study)
Love stories never grow old. Happy endings always charm us. Unselfish loyalty, enduring faithfulness, and loving family bonds grip our hearts and fill our eyes with tears. Everyone has his or her favorite love story, either personal or among the great literature of the world.

One of the world’s oldest love stories is about a young heroine named Ruth. A beautiful story that helps us understand intergenerational relationships.

Cost $15 for study materials. This class offered in person or via ZOOM into the classroom. Also offered Thursday evening.

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Thursday Evening Classes

The Book of RuthA Love Story  (5 week study)
Love stories never grow old. Happy endings always charm us. Unselfish loyalty, enduring faithfulness, and loving family bonds grip our hearts and fill our eyes with tears. Everyone has his or her favorite love story, either personal or among the great literature of the world.

One of the world’s oldest love stories is about a young heroine named Ruth. A beautiful story that helps us understand intergenerational relationships.

Cost $15 for study materials. This class offered in person or via ZOOM into the classroom. Also offered Thursday afternoon.

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Catholic Letters
Seven letters in the New Testament—1 and 2 Peter, James, 1, 2, and 3 John, and Jude—have been referred to since ancient times as the “seven Catholic epistles.” They give us an essential window into the life and teaching of the men whom St. Paul referred as the “pillars” of the first-century Church. In this amazingly in-depth Bible study, Dr. Pitre takes you step-by-step through the seven Catholic epistles.

No cost to attend, but please do register so we can connect with you. Offered via ZOOM only.

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Friday Morning Class

An Introduction to Vatican II
More than fifty years after the closing of the Second Vatican Council, we are still trying to understand and properly implement its teachings. Explore the documents and teachings of Vatican II using a variety of materials that will be provided to you.

Cost $10.00 for study materials. This class offered in person or via ZOOM into the classroom.

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Resources

Forming Catholic Conscience

In this election year 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!

Missions

We often have missions as a concentrated learning opportunity wrapped around a particular subject or liturgical season.

If you have questions about adult classes, call Ann Shevlin at 678-992-2047 or via email at ashevlin@stbenedict.net