“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
Wisdom Literature & Psalms Zoom Class
Deacon Michael Russo will be teaching the course Wisdom Literature & Psalms. This six week Zoom course will study the biblical Wisdom Literature and selected Psalms with a focus on their underlying message and the literary contribution of ancient Israel to world literature. The registration fee for this class is $45 and the required books can be purchased online at Amazon.com.
Wisdom Literature & Psalms Registration Form
Saint Paul – Zoom Course (January 2022)
This 7 week course, taught by Christopher Klopp, investigates the life and writings of St. Paul within the context of early Judaism in order to understand the Apostle’s role as the most significant theologians of the New Testament. Areas of focus will include St. Paul’s theology of the New Covenant, his views on justification and grace, as well as his teachings on the sacraments, the nature of the Church, and the moral life. Classes begin January 11, 2022, 6:30-9:00 PM. Costs for this class include a registration fee of $45 payable to the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and the required book, Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament which can be purchased by participants online at Amazon.com. For further information and to register for this class, please contact Marybeth at (814) 361-2000 or by email at email@example.com. All are welcome to attend! Please register by December 17, 2021.
Location: Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Mary Mother of the Church Pastoral Center, 2713 W. Chestnut Street, Altoona PA 16601-1720
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Thursday evenings.
Course Description: The course is an overview and exploration of the application of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, the official rite of the Catholic Church for the preparation of Adults seeking the initiation sacraments and full membership in the Catholic Church. The course content is presented in an adult environment with a combination of experiential and traditional learning styles within the four phase format of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Each phase (Part I, II, III and IV) consists of four 2 ½ hours sessions. There are no sessions in Advent, Christmas or Lent.
For more information on the above classes, please contact:
The Office of Adult Enrichment and Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Mrs. Marybeth Heinze
Telephone: (814) 361-2000