Adult Faith Formation

"God is always waiting for us, He never grows tired. Jesus shows us this merciful patience of God so that we can regain confidence and hope — always!" — Pope Francis, Homily on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, 2013




What is Adult Faith Formation?

The USCCB  wrote a pastoral plan for all parishes, titled Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us (1999).  In it, the bishops "call the Church in our country to a renewed commitment to adult faith formation, positioning it at the heart of our catechetical vision and practice" (OHWB 6).  They define adult faith formation as that "by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study."


Why Adult Faith Formation? 

"...adults "have the greatest responsibilities and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form. Their formation in faith is essential for the Church to carry out its mandate to proclaim the Good News of Jesus to the world. Effective adult formation is necessary to "equip the holy ones for the work of ministry" "(Eph 4:12). (OWHB 42)


How do we learn more about our faith?  


We Believe

Pope Francis'  Joy 



How do we pray?

Prayer & Spirituality

Sacraments for Adults

How do we live our Faith? 

Living the Gospel

Find Opportunities to share your Faith

Get Involved 

Service Opportunities

St. Jude Current Events


"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

(Benjamin Franklin)