Adults

Adult Faith Alive!

We strive to make faith come alive in the hearts of adults by making them feel valued, celebrating their diversity, and staying relevant to their lives.

We support life-long learning and seek to provide opportunities for all to grow in their faith. Some things we offer include:

  • Guest speakers on the 2nd Sunday of each month after the 10:30am Mass in the social hall
  • Fall / Spring one day retreats
  • Parent speakers / resources
  • Bible classes
  • Book discussions

Second Sunday Speakers

Childcare is provided: bring your kids to the downstairs classrooms and check them in.

 

December 10th, 11:30am, adults come hear David Rinaldi speak on “The Most Wonder-ful Time of Year.” He’ll share an encouraging message about keeping Jesus at the heart of this busy holiday season. Simultaneously, we will have activities for kids of all ages, separate childcare for kids under 5 and a short time after the speaker for families to celebrate together. Middle and high schoolers can volunteer to help.

 


January 14th, 11:30am, “Being an UPstander (not a bystander)” with Fred Amram

 

Bible Basics Series

November 8th, 15th, 29th and Dec. 6th, 6:30-7:45pm with Dc. Jim DeShane

A series we offer for anyone with zero or limited exposure to scripture outside of Mass. It’s also a good refresher course for anyone! Join us for this 4-week series as Dc. Jim walks us through “The Bible Blueprint” by Joe Paprocki. In order to guarantee a spot and reserve a free copy of the book, please register ahead by emailing Patrick Smalley at the parish office.
 
 

Book Discussions

Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Parish Library


 
November 28th: “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict

January 23rd: “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Albom

February 27th: “The Seven Storey Mountain” by Thomas Merton

March 27th: “Love Does” by Bob Goff

April 24th: “Rosemary: the Hidden Kennedy Daughter” by Kate Clifford Larson
 

Contact Patrick Smalley, Director of Youth and Adult Ministry, at psmalley@stedwardschurch.org or (952) 835-7101 x211 with questions about adult faith formation at our parish.

Faith Formation Calendar