Adult Faith Formation

We are called to be life-long learners in all aspects of our lives. This includes our faith. The Catholic Church, in its wisdom, continues to say that adults should be at the center of our faith formation efforts. The reasons are obvious. When adults live out and model their faith, the formation of youth and children becomes that much easier. And when adults are living their faith fully, it has a tremendous effect in our homes, our workplaces, and our communities. 

There are lots of ways adults can grow in their faith, including reading books, listening to podcasts, and attending conferences.

Here at St. Thomas More, we provide opportunities for you to continue your own faith journey and growth. Below is a schedule of different formation sessions for you to consider. Each event is a one-off formation session that does not require you to have attended any previous session (with a few exceptions as indicated). You can drop in anytime that works for your schedule. The sessions are open to ANY adult. Registration is not required and there is no cost. They all take place in our Community Center. 

Click any of the links below to visit the section you’re interested in:

RCIA

Adult Confirmation

Adult Faith Formation Sessions--open to all adults (scroll down)

Volunteer Opportunities (scroll down)

 


Adult Faith Formation Sessions (open to all adults):

2021 Dates Topics Location
Wednesday, September 22nd (6:30-8:00 pm) What is Inquiry? An introduction to RCIA  Room 9
Tuesday, September 28th (6:30-8:00 pm) God is Calling You Room 9
Tuesday, October 5th (6:30-8:00 pm) What is Baptism? Room 9
Tuesday, October 19th (6:30-8:30 pm) Sacrament of Baptism Main Space
Tuesday, October 12th (6:30-8:00 pm) What is Confirmation? Room 9
Wednesday, October 13th (6:30-8:00 pm) Tour of the Church Church
Saturday, October 23rd (9:30 am-11:30 am) Sacrament of Baptism Main Space
Tuesday, October 26th (6:30-8:00 pm) What is Eucharist? Room 9
Wednesday, October 27th (6:30-8:00 pm) What’s up with the Saints?  Room 9
Tuesday, November 2nd (6:30-8:00 pm) Being a Disciple of Christ Room 9
Tuesday, November 2nd (6:30-8:30 pm) Sacrament of Confirmation Main Space
Saturday, November 6th (9:30-11:30 am) Sacrament of Confirmation Main Space
Tuesday, November 9th (6:30-8:00 pm) Reconciliation and the Sacraments of Healing Room 9
Wednesday, November 10th (6:30-8:00 pm) You Are Called By God  Room 9
Tuesday, November 16th (6:30-8:00 pm) The Mass (part 1) Room 9
Wednesday, November 24th No Session (Thanksgiving Break)  Room 9
Tuesday, November 30th (6:30-8:00 pm) The Mass (part 2) Room 9
Monday, December 6th (6:30 pm) Parish Mission Church
Tuesday, December 7th (6:30 pm) Parish Mission Church
Wednesday, December 8th (6:30 pm) Parish Mission Church
Thursday, December 9th (6:30-8:30 pm) Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick Main Space
Saturday, December 11th (9:30-11:30 am) Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick Main Space
Wednesday, December 22nd (6:30-8:00 pm) Who is Mary?  Room 9
 
 
2022 Dates Topics Location
Saturday, January 8th (9:30-11:30 am) The Mass (part 1) Main Space
Tuesday, January 11th (6:30-8:30 pm) The Mass (part 1) Main Space
Wednesday, January 12th (6:30-8:00 pm) What is the Sacrament of Baptism? Room 9
Wednesday, January 26th (6:30-8:00 pm) The Bible (part 1) Room 9
Tuesday, February 8th (6:30-8:30 pm) The Mass (part 2) Main Space
Wednesday, February 9th (6:30-8:00 pm) The Bible (part 2) Room 9
Saturday, February 12th (9:30-11:30 am) The Mass (part 2) Main Space
Wednesday, February 23rd (6:30-8:00 pm) What is Lent? Room 9
Tuesday, March 22nd (6:30-8:30 pm) Morality Main Space
Wednesday, March 9th (6:30-8:00 pm) What is the Sacrament of Confirmation?  Room 9
Saturday, March 26th (9:30-11:30 am) Morality Main Space
Wednesday, March 23rd (6:30-8:00 pm) Seeing God in All Things Room 9
Wednesday, April 13th (6:30-8:00 pm) What’s so special about the Triduum?  Room 9
Wednesday, April 27th (6:30-8:00 pm) Jesus: Myth or History? Room 9
Wednesday, May 11th (6:30-8:00 pm) The Mass (part 1) Room 9
Wednesday, May 25th (6:30-8:00 pm) The Mass (part 2) Room 9
Wednesday, June 8th (6:30-8:00 pm) Who is the Holy Spirit? Room 9
Wednesday, June 22nd (6:30-8:00 pm) Developing Your Moral Conscience Room 9
Wednesday, July 13th (6:30-8:00 pm) What is the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Room 9
Wednesday, July 27th (6:30-8:00 pm) How Do I Pray? Room 9
Wednesday, August 10th (6:30-8:00 pm) What is the Sacrament of Eucharist? Room 9
 

Interested in becoming Catholic? Learn more about our Rite of Christian Initiation

Already baptized and received first communion, but haven’t received the Sacrament of Confirmation? Find out more about our Adult Confirmation program. 

 

 

Volunteers Needed for Adult Faith Formation

We’re looking for adults and married couples to help serve in unique ways for adult faith formation at St. Thomas More…

  • Marriage Preparation: Looking for married couples to help journey alongside engaged couples as they prepare for their special day of marriage. This includes helping facilitate a marriage preparation weekend 3 times a year or to be a mentor couple for these young love-birds.
  • Infant Baptism Preparation: Looking for adults and couples with children of any age to help facilitate baptism preparation sessions with families and godparents as they prepare to baptize their child.
  • Adult Confirmation: Looking for fully initiated Catholics willing to journey with a small group of adults for 10 weeks as they prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. 10-week sessions will happen twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring.

Contact John Rinaldo, Pastoral Associate for Adult Faith Formation, at [email protected] or 702-476-2281 for more information. Training will be provided.