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 Year 1 (via ZOOM) – Read and study the Hebrew Scriptures: Genesis through the Book of Ruth. Class meets on Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm starting September 7, 2021.

Bible Study Year 2 (via ZOOM)– Continue reading and studying the salvation story in the Hebrew Scriptures: 1 Samuel to the start of the Babylonian Exile. Class meets on Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:30pm.

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 (via ZOOM) 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 starting September 8, 2021.

Small Faith Sharing Groups (via ZOOM) 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.

Understanding the Social Teaching of the Church (in Parish Center and on ZOOM) Fr. Ralph will clearly and systematically teach the social teaching of the Church using The COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH. Class meets weekly in the parish center on Sundays, 4:00pm – 5:00pm starting September 12, 2021. You may also attend via ZOOM.

Women’s Reflection Group (via ZOOM) –  Using the book Perfectly Yourself by Matthew Kelly, we will discover how to find the balance between accepting ourselves and striving to become all God dreams for us. We will learn how to be at peace with who we are, where we are, and what we are doing, not in some distant tomorrow, but here and now—today. Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm starting September 22, 2o21.

Learn How to ZOOM  ZOOM is quite easy to use. Don’t miss out on the many classes being offered. Schedule a private one-on-one training session to learn how to use ZOOM so that you may participate in our hybrid and ZOOM-only programs.

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

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