Adult Faith Formation


“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” These words from Luke’s gospel open the United States Catholic Bishops Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States called, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us. This document challenges parishes and diocese to place adult faith formation at the forefront of catechetical planning. “We are convinced that effective adult faith formation will make our efforts in all [educational] initiatives more fruitful.” {p 5, OHB} because “An Adult community whose faith is well-formed and lively will more effectively pass that faith on to the next generation.” {p 13, OHB.}

In addition to our specialized programs for sacrament preparation, St. Thomas More provides opportunities for regular bible study as well as topical studies that are relevant to the liturgical calendar, parish activities and societal issues. Our regular weekly series take place in the morning and the evening in our effort to accommodate different schedules. Limited childcare is available for the morning sessions if reserved in advance.

Our goal is to empower adults to know and live the message of Jesus.