At the Cathedral, we provide many opportunities by which you can gain a deeper understanding of your faith. Consider participating in one or more of the following Adult Faith Formation offerings that is right for you. Click on the title of each class to learn more.

Adult Confirmation Preparation (via ZOOM)  – You have been baptized in the Catholic Church and have been attending Masses, and you would like to be confirmed. Adult Confirmation Preparation sessions meet weekly on Tuesday evenings. For information on the next sessions please contact Charmaine Carter at ccarter@cathedralofstjude.org. 

Bible Study classes are wrapping up soon, but will begin again in mid-August. Consider reading the story of salvation in the Bible with a focus on historical context:

Bible Study Year 1 – Read and study the Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis through the Book of Ruth. Class sessions will be video-on-demand, with monthly meetings. Lecture for each week will be posted on Wednesdays. There will be a class session monthly to discuss the previous sessions on scheduled Wednesdays. Bible Study Year 1 begins August 17, 2022

Bible Study Year 2 – Continue reading and studying the salvation story in the Hebrew Scriptures: 1 Samuel to the start of the Babylonian Exile. Class will meet on Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm starting August 16, 2022.

Bible Study Year 3 is open to students who have completed Bible Study Year 2. We will continue the salvation story in the Hebrew Scripture, from the Babylonian Exile, through the Persian and Greek Empires, to the Intertestamental Period. Class will meet on Thursdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm starting August 18, 2022.

Bible Study Year 4 is open to students who have completed Bible Study Years 2 and 3. We will enter the 1st century AD. The Roman Empire dominates the world. Jesus enters the scene of salvation history. We begin the Christian Scriptures: the Synoptic Gospels, Acts, and the Paul- ine letters. Class will meet on Mondays 7:00pm – 8:30pm starting August 15, 2022.

Liturgy of the Hours classes (via ZOOM) – The Liturgy of the Hours is the official and universal prayer of the Catholic Church. Learn the method of praying this ancient prayer. Watch the bulletin for four-week sessions which are offered several times throughout the year.

RCIA Interested in learning more about Catholicism and the Catholic Church? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Adult sessions explore the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, and will answer all of your questions. RCIA will also prepare the participants for the Sacraments of Initiation. Sessions meet Wednesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

Small Faith Sharing Groups Small Faith Sharing Groups are small communities within our larger parish community. We reflect on the teachings and graces of the Lord, and we spur one another on in our journey of Faith. Small Faith Sharing Groups meet weekly.

For more information about all the Adult Faith Formation classes and groups, please contact Charmaine Carter at ccarter@cathedralofstjude.org or 727-347-9702.

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