Unless otherwise noted, contact Susan Sandles for information about Adult Formation Programs.
Those who are already disciples of Jesus Christ...need to be constantly nourished by the Word of God so that they may grow in their Christian Life. Such lifelong formation is always needed and must be a priority in the Church's catechetical ministry.(Our Hearts Are Burning Within Us, 12)
An ACTS Retreat is a three-day Catholic retreat presented by fellow parishioners. Retreats for men and women are given separately and occur once a year. The goal of the retreat is to strengthen your faith, renew your spirituality, and build lasting friendships. An ACTS Retreat weekend begins on Thursday evening and ends with Mass at St. Philip's on Sunday, followed by a potluck luncheon. The dates for 2017 are: Women's August 10-13 and Men's August 24-27. For more information on the retreats for 2017 contact David Jones at: DavidEJones@verizon.net.
Adult Bible Study
The topic for the 2016-2017 study year has been Isaiah. Classes are resuming in January and will run through May. The course for September will be Revelation. If you are inerested in signing up for that, please watch this column for more information. Classes are held at the following times:
Monday evenings at 7 pm
Tuesday evenings at 7 pm
Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am
Catholics Returning Home
There's an old saying that goes, "Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.". Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or for quite some time, but now you feel a tug at your heart calling you back to the Catholic Church. Listen to that tug. It's your Heavenly Father reaching his arms out to you, the Holy Spirit whispering in your ear, hoping to draw you home. Here at St. Philip's, we have a special program for Catholics who would like to come home. We will begin our Spring sessions on Tuesday, January 24 at 7:00PM in the Conference Room, so if you are new and would like to be a part of this group, please join us. If you were in the fall sessions, please come back. Welcome Home!!
Small Communities of Faith (SCOF)
SCOF are groups, open to all, that meet together to study the weekly readings and share their faith with each other. There is no formal teaching during these sessions, and it's a good way for newcomers to meet other parishioners. We have several groups that meet here at the parish.
Monday at 6:30AM - Men's Group(classroom #1)
Tuesday at 6:30AM - Men's Group(classroom #1)
Tuesday at 6:30AM - Women's Group(Classrrom #4)
Thursday at 9:30AM - Women's Group(classroom #1) - every other week
Friday at 6:30AM - Men's Group(Classroom #1)
Friday at 9:30AM - Co-ed Group(classroom #7/9)
Friday at Noon - Women's Group(Classroom #1) - every other week
CATHOLICISM (By Bishop Barron)
The CATHOLICISM Adult Formation Program has been created to enhance and support the Church's mission to evangelize and teach the content of the Faith. This program explains not only what Catholics believe and why, but also displays in detail the richness of the Church's global culture. The sessions will begin in September 2017. on Thursdays either at 9:30AM or 7PM in classroom 6/8. The cost for the book is $50. These sessions are open to everyone in the parish and are perfect for Small Communities of Faith who wish to continue their journey in the faith.
THE CATECHISM OF THE CAHOLIC CHURCH
This four week course will be offered beginnning on March 9( 16, 23, 30) from 7 - 8:30PM in classroom 6/8. Professor Jim McGill of the Neuhoff School of Ministry at the University of Dallas will be teaching the course. The cost will be $50 and checks should be made out to Saint Philip. Please RSVP o Susan Sandles.