Adult Education

 

Monday Morning Bible Study - 10-11:00 am


St Joseph's Room - Ed Wing
Looking for a daytime Bible Study?  This Old Testament study reveals all those moments you' ve heard about that foreshadow the coming of Christ in New Testament.  This study is full of "Ah-hah" moments revealing facts that make the pieces fit together.  Easy group discussions as we apply these new insights to our lives today.  If you are looking for an exciting study that digs deep, you will love this.  Currently covering Exodus.  All parishioners are welcome.  Come and see if this is a good fit for you. Direct inquiries to:  Kathleen Haner angel-44@wavecable.com

Faith Formation Commission Notes

Faith formation is a life-long journey where each person is called to grow in faith.  At St. Gabriel Parish it is our objective to provide a vibrant learning environment for growth through experience, reflection, healing, prayer and study to develop adults with a better understanding and participation in the full Eucharistic life of the Church.  The Faith Formation Commission works with the pastor and parish staff to identify faith formation needs, recommend programs, and support the overall planning and implementation of faith formation intitiatives at the parish.

December 2013

January 2014

February 2014

 

Faith Formation Events Pamphlet

 

 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Intiation of Adults) 

For adults today, the Church, after the Second Vatican Council, has restored the order of the Catechumenate in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). It outlines the steps for the formation of catechumens, bringing their conversion to the faith to a greater maturity. It helps them respond more deeply to God's gracious initiative in their lives and prepares them for union with the Church community. This process is meant to form them into the fullness of the Christian life and to become disciples of Jesus, their teacher. This includes an initiation into the mystery of salvation, the practice of faith, hope, and love, and other virtues in a succession of liturgical rites.

Persons baptized into another Christian church and now seeking full communion with the Catholic Church are also welcomed to participate along with catechumens in the RCIA in the process of learning about the Catholic faith and being formed in that faith. They bring to the process of preparation their prior experience of Christian life and prayer. For a baptized Christian, reception into full communion with the Catholic Church involves reception of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation and then a Profession of Faith followed by the celebration of Confirmation and the Eucharist.