The Church’s catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. This mission applies to adults as much as to children and youth. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the theological virtues of faith, hope and love, the skills and disciplines needed for personal and spiritual growth, the full experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for justice and the common good.
To be fruitful and effective, our adult formation at OLQW seeks to offer, over time, a comprehensive and systematic presentation and exploration of the core elements of Catholic faith and practice leading to a complete initiation into a Catholic way of life. It will do so in a way that is accessible to adults and relates to their life experiences helping them to form a Christian conscience and to live their lives in the world as faithful and loving disciples. Most importantly, spiritual formation aims to lead to ongoing conversion and holiness of life. It seeks to foster spiritually mature disciples of Jesus who are growing continually in a personal relationship with God through Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. The context of all spiritual growth is found in the liturgical, sacramental and communal life of our parish.
The ministry of adult faith formation at OLQW invites this ongoing adult faith and spiritual development through groups, classes, and retreats. These include:
- Year-round Bible Study
- Occasional Study and Reading Groups
- QUEST: Questions, Understanding, Engagement, Spiritual Work, Teachings ~ Facilitated by Les and Tina Miller
- Advent and Lenten Retreats
- Catechetical Enrichment Series
- Specific Ministry Formation Programs
For more information about participating in adult faith formation, contact the Parish Office.