Adult Faith Formation Committee To provide opportunities for the whole faith community to grow in relationship with God toward a mature faith, to recognize and respond to our baptismal call to live out our faith as disciples of Christ by giving back and building up the Kingdom of God.
The following are opportunities offered at our parish to enrich our faith. Please check the parish bulletin and adult faith formation bulletin board for more information.
The Adult Confirmation process is designed specifically for practicing Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation. Any adult over age 18 interested in attending this class and receiving the sacrament of Confirmation can register by calling the Parish Office at 925-830-0600.
Men’s Bible Study meets every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. for one hour. “God’s” Word Today” is used as a study guide. The guide focuses on one particular;ar book of the bible each month with recommended readings for each day of the week. On Saturday the previous week’s readings are discussed. The group is also committed to action supporting ministries in which the members are involved within the parish and in outreach to the greater community with activities, such as, adopting needy families. All men of the parish are welcome.
Small Faith Communities are groups of 8 – 15 parishioners who gather regularly in one another’s homes. In this era of “mega-parishes” it can be difficult to feel as though one is really part of a faith community. small Christian Communities exist for mutual support, for on-going learning and formation in faith, for reflection on Scripture and Church teaching, for encouragement and accountability of action inspired by the gospel, and for prayer and worship. Anyone who is interested in connection faith and life is most welcome to participate.
The group organizes two annual parish-wide events for women: a full-day retreat usually held the first Saturday in February, and a half-day retreat that coincides with the Saturday Mass honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary in May. These events are designed to enrich the spiritual lives of women through presentations, discussions, music and prayer while building community at St. Joan of Arc. Volunteer opportunities range from chairing a committee, speaking or singing at events, tracking reservations, baking items to be offered for snacks or meals, or being a worker bee for a variety of jobs.
Contact: Rosemarie McKenney Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 925-803-7557