Adult Faith Formation
Whether we call it Adult Faith Formation, Adult Education or Adult Catechesis, it is agreed that “the catechesis of adults…is the principal form of catechesis, because it is addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibilities and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form (#593 Catechesi Tradendae).
As St. James continues to grow we also continue to strive to not only offer adult formation but recognize its significance and role within the parish, “Catechesis of adults must have high priority at all levels of the church…because of its importance and because all other forms of catechesis are oriented in some way to it” (National Directory for Catechesis).
Opportunities, both formal and informal, are designed to evangelize, clarify religious and moral questions, build community and deepen one’s faith with the Risen Lord while embracing the sacramental life.
What we are currently offering and have scheduled upcoming opportunities for 2016-17.
FORMED is an online platform, a Catholic Netflix that offers the best of Catholic study programs, movies, audio presentations and eBooks from the most trusted resources: Augustine Institute, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press, Word on Fire, Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
FORMED allows 24/7 unlimited access to study programs, movies and more that offer the opportunity for a transformative experience for those seeking a deeper understanding in their faith journey. More and more resources are added monthly. FORMED is a subscription-based program brought to you by St. James. By using our parish code it allows you to experience these resources FREE. Go to www.formed.org. You will need to establish a password and make sure to use our parish code: 4B4JYE.
Little Rock Scripture Study Group
Using resources from the Little Rock Scripture Study, this group gathers together every Wednesday during the fall, winter and spring on Wednesday mornings. For more information contact Magdelena Lara at email@example.com.
Divine Mercy Sunday
Come celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on Sunday, April 23, at 2:15 p.m. in Geiger Hall. We will watch a short video on The Divine Mercy and its devotion along with reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 p.m. Pamphlets available for free. Just bring a rosary (and a friend or family member).
Fatima: A Message of Hope - Honoring 100 Years
Join us on Monday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. in Geiger Hall (main) to watch a 52-minute 2016 documentary called Fatima: A Message of Hope as the universal church readies herself to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Fatima. From May through October in 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. These incredible events were witnessed by tens of thousands of people. They are considered the most prophetic revelations of the 20th Century and the greatest miracle to have occurred on earth at the exact time predicted.
Today, the message of Fatima is more relevant than ever before. Fatima: A Message of Hope conveys this miraculous story with accuracy and passionate detail. Learn the truth of the events and the importance of Mary’s message through insightful interviews with experts such as Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.; Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.; Fr. Luis Kondor; Fr. Robert J. Fox; and family members of the three shepherd children.