Adult Faith Formation

I CAME THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY.
JOHN 10:10

Our faith grows and develops over time, and this occurs throughout our lives. Our confirmation is not a graduation where we leave faith formation behind, having arrived. No, it is an initiation into the life of the Spirit and into the Church where our faith formation has a home to flourish and grow. Therefore, faith formation programs and opportunities are vital to our spiritual growth. They are food for our soul and nourish us in our relationship with Christ through the church community. St. Thomas More Parish presents a number of adult formation opportunities. All adults of our community are welcome at these.

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults a program of formation for those wishing to become Catholic.

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

These groups gather throughout the year to break open, study, pray with, and enrich their understanding of Sacred Scripture. The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of and love for the Word of God.

LENTEN SMALL GROUP STUDY

These groups gather once a month during Lent. These studies are designed to reflect on the Sunday readings during the Lenten Season, the season of the Liturgical Year where the Church calls us to deeply reflect on our faith, recognize areas where we need to grow spiritually, and recommit ourselves in our relationship with Christ.

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS

This happens twice a year for reflection and spiritual growth. Speakers and presentations are focused on specific topics important to our spiritual development to give us encouragement on our faith journey and renew our focus, enabling us to deepen and enrich our faith.

For information about these adult formation opportunities, please contact Kim Zea, Pastoral Associate, at kzea@stmpdx.org or 503-222-2055.