Adult Faith Formation

Adult Confirmation

RCIA

Current Program Offerings:

Fall 2018

ST. MARY MAGDALENE LIFE LONG ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Gaudete et Esxultate – Pope Francis apostolic exhortation “The Universal Call to Holiness”
Thursday Mornings, 9:30 – 11 am October 11, 18, 25, November 1.  Facilitated by Master Catechist Kathy Kelly-Huey
We will break open the document to discover Pope Francis thoughts on achieving holiness in the modern world. The Pope says the document is “not meant to be a treatise on holiness” but “to repropose the call to holiness in a practical way for our own time, with all its risks, challenges and opportunities.” Holiness, he says, is not based on prayer alone but on also serving those in need and in self-control.  No Charge.

Meaning in the Mass
From the end of October through Advent, our Tuesday evening adult formation will be focused on the Mass. Our vocation as Baptized Christians is to take Christ to the World. Sometimes we don’t know how to do that.  This series may help you understand more deeply what this means in your life.  As a church and as adults, we grow in our understanding of the development and Meaning in the Mass.  Sessions will be facilitated by Deacon Steve Swope.

The Mass is Never Ended: Rediscovering our Mission to Transform the World, by Gregory Pierce
Tuesday, 7 pm, October 23, 30, November 6, 13
You will need to purchase a book. The book can be purchased on Amazon.com, new or used.  If you need assistance ordering, please contact Kathy Kelly Huey.

The Mass: It’s Development and Meaning, there are no fees
Tuesday, 7 pm, December 11 and 18

“Measure by Measure,” Hearing God between the Notes. 
Advent Evening of Reflection Thursday
December 6, 7—9 pm
Karen Thomas from the Ignatius House – the Jesuit retreat center – moves us through Advent as we quiet ourselves to listen for Him.  No charge, but a free will offering will be collected.

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WOMENS’ DAY OF REFLECTION – January 19. 2019
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CATHOLIC PUBLISHERS

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.

http://www.liguori.org/love-is-our-mission-pope-francis-in-america.html
http://www.pastoralplanning.com/
http://www.usccb.org/
http://www.catholiccompany.com/catholic-books-c5/?aid=117&adpos=1t1&creative=81464814278&device=c&matchtype=e&network=g&gclid=CIPHiJSYu8kCFdgQgQodc58Ihw

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.

14This 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.

VIRTUAL ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Virtual faith formation is a great way to evangelize others and learn more about our vibrant Catholic Faith.

FORMED.ORG
https://formed.org/   Access Code  2Z8MZQ  .  Join FORMED.ORG by using the parish code.  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!

See what’s on FORMED for May and June 2018 HERE

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