Summer 2021 Adult Formation Sessions
BIBLE STUDY – THE CATHOLIC LETTERS
Tuesday evenings June 8 – July 6, 7 – 8:30 PM
The majority of the New Testament is made up of the Gospels and the Letters of St. Paul. Most of the rest are called the “Catholic Letters” because unlike Paul’s letters that were written to small communities, they were written to the Universal Church. Join us as we explore these first messages from the Apostles to the early Church!
Thursday June 17 and 24, 10 – 11 AM
Examining Biblical story the art of the Ascension and Pentecost.
From the artists Jacopo Tintoretto and Jean Restout.
Register for studies by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Life – Long Faith Formation
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Reading more about our faith is a great way to increase your faith. Here are resources to purchase books, DVD’s and other material to enhance your knowledge of the faith and inform your spirituality.
Year round, Life long, Adult Faith Formation Sessions
Lifelong faith formation strives to develop and enliven disciples of Jesus Christ and to continue our individual lifelong conversion.
14 “This is crucial: we must be converted—and we must continue to be converted! We must let the Holy Spirit change our lives! We must respond to Jesus Christ. And we must be open to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit who will continue to convert us as we follow Christ. If our faith is alive, it will be aroused again and again as we mature as disciples. 15. We can only share what we have received; we can hold on to our faith only if it continues to grow. “But if salt loses its taste,” Jesus asked, “with what can it be seasoned?” Go and Make Disciples, USCCB.
St. Mary Magdalene strives to offer a variety of formation opportunities for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.
ADULT ONLINE LEARNING
Distance and online learning opportunities for adult faith formation.
University of Dayton offer reduced tuition for online courses through an relationship with the Archdiocese of Atlanta
Over 45 online courses in seven cycles per year.
Courses count toward catechist certification hours
Click the link below for more information:
VIRTUAL ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Virtual faith formation is a great way to evangelize others and learn more about our vibrant Catholic Faith.
https://formed.org/ FREE! Easy Registration with no password needed!
Formed offers a wonderful library of movies for youth and adults, books, audio and adult faith formation studies are at your finger tips. All smart devices can be used. Traveling and can’t attend a small faith group? You can access the study your group is doing and participate from your hotel room. Watch, share and talk from 1000 miles away!
Enjoy your journey through these websites for vibrant and current information about our faith.
Official Vatican homepage. http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html
Presents news services, information on the history of the Catholic Church and departments of the Roman Curia, as well as Church Teachings.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops www.usccb.org.
Official U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops website. Presents information on Evangelization and Catechesis and Catholic education geared to a variety of age groups, including elementary, secondary and college students, youth and young adults, adult members of the Church and those who are seek to become Catholics.
Archdiocese of Atlanta – www.archatl.com.
Official website of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Current and topical information affecting the Church of Atlanta.
Resource Page from Office of Faith Formation – Archdiocese of Atlanta http://www.archatl.com/offices/ofd2012/resources/index.html
A plethora of webinars videos on topics ranging from the Documents of Vatican II, the Liturgy to Prayer and Sacraments to parenting and moms support groups.
Catholic News Service http://www.catholicnews.com/
The mission of Catholic News Service is the mission of the Church itself — to spread the Gospel through contemporary means of communication.
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) www.crs.org
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
Busted Halo http://bustedhalo.com/
A real time blog spot with current events and topics relating the world at large in light of our Catholic Traditions