“We are convinced that the energy and resources we devote to adult faith formation will strengthen and invigorate all the charisms that adults receive and the activities they undertake, in the Church and in society, to serve the Gospel of Christ and the people of today. Every Church ministry will be energized through a dynamic ministry of adult catechesis.”
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us,
The Priority of Adult Faith formation -Section 3
A Pastoral Plan For Adult Faith Formation in the United States
By the U.S. Catholic Bishops
“…in everything we do commending ourselves as ministers of God…”
2 Corinthians 6:4
Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry Office
St. Patrick School Building
625 Park Avenue
Johnstown, PA 15902
Phone: (814) 361-2000
~CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES~
Wisdom Literature and Psalms is a study of biblical Wisdom Literature and selected Psalms with a focus on their underlying message and the literary contribution of ancient Israel to world literature. The course will also present a careful study of the literary character and theological themes in the Book of Psalms.
THE WRITINGS OF JOHN
Father Bob Hilz, TOR
Blessed Mother Meeting Room
Faith Education Center
St. Aloysius Church
7911 Admiral Peary Hwy.
Cresson, PA 16630
Thursdays: 6:30-9:00 PM
August 31; September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5
Registration Fee – $35, Book Fee – $14
This course considers the theology and spirituality of the Church as expressed in the fourth gospel. Attention is given to the theological and cultural setting of John’s Gospel as well as the principle images and themes concerning Jesus and the Church found in the Gospel. The special vocabulary and spiritual program of John will be considered. Literary structural, and theological topics will also be examined as will the position of the Johannine Church in the early Christian community.
Father Brain Saylor
St. Rose of Lima Church
5514 Roselawn Avenue, Altoona
Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
Registration Fee – $35
Class Schedule: Tuesday – August 22, Wednesday – August 23, Tuesday – August 29; September 5, No Class September 12, Tuesday – September 19,Wednesday – September 20
This course addresses the biblical, magisterial, and historical foundations of Church identity and leadership. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the mission of the Church as evidenced at universal and local levels of Church life. The Course also addresses the role of the deacon in the hierarchical structure of the Church.