Adult Faith Formation for 2017-2018

For information or to register for any of the below events, contact John Gencarelli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 402-895-0896

"Lord Teach Me to Pray" (for Women): "Lord, Teach Me To Pray" - A women's 12-week program, Part 1: “Praying Christian Virtues” meets on Wednesdays at 9:45 a.m. in the ARS Room and is rooted in Ignatian Spirituality with a daily commitment to prayer and Scripture reflection.  Small groups meet with two trained facilitators 1-2 hours once a week to pray, faith share, and learn how to deepen one’s prayer life.  Materials will be provided and a $20 donation is suggested.  For questions or to register, please contact Dorothy Slattery 402-651-8065; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • September 13, 2017; September 20, 2017; September 27, 2017
  • October 4, 2017; October 11, 2017; October 18, 2017; October 25, 2017
  • November 1, 2017; November 8, 2017; November 15, 2017; November 29, 2017
  • December 6, 2017

Martha and Mary Women’s Group meets every 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in Social Hall - The Martha and Mary Women’s Ministry Group is open to women of the parish of any age. We are dedicated to expressing love of the Christ through service to all God's children. The Society's primary focus is on three aspects of our humanness; Social, Spiritual and Service. We gather to socialize with other women in the parish, provide support, and help educate all Catholic women in spirituality and in service consistent with the teachings and tradition of the Catholic Church. For more information please contact Linda Luther at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • August 14. 2017; September 11, 2017; October 9, 2017; November 13, 2017; December 11, 2017
  • January 8, 2018; February 12, 2018; March 12, 2018; April 9, 2018; May 14, 2018; June 11, 2018; July 9, 2018

SJV Men’s Group: Meets Saturday mornings at 7:30 am in the ARS room beginning in September (Exact Dates TBA)

"The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage": “The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage” places authentic marital happiness within every couple’s reach, and helps couples to experience a foretaste of Paradise, in their marriage and family. Thursdays at 7:00 pm in Social Hall with Deacon Tom Frankenfield

  • October 12, 2017; October 19, 2017; October 26, 2017
  • November 2, 2017; November 9, 2017

"Meeting God in the Upper Room" by Msgr Peter Vaghi Book Study led by Larry Smith: We'll discuss the book and the events that happened: The Last Supper, Post Resurrection Appearances and Pentecost! Cost is $20.00. Eight week course on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm in the ARS Room

  • September 14, 2017; September 21, 2017; September 28, 2017
  • October 5, 2017; October 12, 2017; October 19, 2017; October 26, 2017
  • November 2, 2017

Seeking Truth Bible Study: Matthew, Mark and Luke; Getting to know your Bible Better - Fall Study – Seven Week Study meets in Social Hall on Tuesday nights.

  • September 12, 2017; September 19, 2017; September 26, 2017
  • October 17, 2017; October 24, 2017
  • November 7, 2017; November 14, 2017

Seeking Truth Bible Study: Matthew, Mark and Luke; Getting to know your Bible Better - Winter Study – Nine Week Study meets in Social Hall on Tuesday nights.

  • November 21, 2017; November 28, 2017
  • December 19, 2017
  • January 9, 2018; January 23, 2018; January 30, 2018
  • February 13, 2018; February 20, 2018; February 27, 2018

"Biblical Fundamentalism: What Every Catholic Should Know" by Larry Smith: Four week course on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm in the ARS Room

  • January 18, 2018; January 25, 2018
  • February 1, 2018; February 8, 2018

"The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage": “The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage” places authentic marital happiness within every couple’s reach, and helps couples to experience a foretaste of Paradise, in their marriage and family. Thursdays at 7:00 pm in Social Hall with Deacon Tom Frankenfield

  • February 15, 2018; February 22, 2018
  • March 1, 2017; March 8, 2018; March 15, 2018

Seeking Truth Bible Study: Matthew, Mark and Luke; Getting to know your Bible Better – Spring Study - Eight Week Study meets in Social Hall on Tuesday nights.

  • March 13, 2018; March 20, 2018
  • April 3, 2018; April 10, 2018; April 17, 2018; April 24, 2018
  • May 1, 2018; May 8, 2018

Advent Retreat with Fr. Richard: Includes Lunch.

  • Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 11:30 a.m Mass and Retreat from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. 

Couples Night Out! Marriage Dinner/Entertainment: 

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Social Hall.

Full of Grace Night of Reflection: Full of Grace tells the story of the Blessed Mother’s final days on earth. Surrounded by Peter and the remaining Apostles, she recounts the beauty and mystery of her experiences with her Son. During her last earthly days, she helps the early Church regain their original encounter with the Lord. Full of Grace is a new genre of film. It is intentionally paced in a manner that draws the viewer into deep spiritual reflection. It takes what we know through scripture and tradition and artfully tells a story with great depth and insight. It causes viewers not only to reflect on the struggles of the characters in the film, but also to ponder their own personal walk with Christ.

  • Saturday, March 3, 2018 – Mass at 5:30; dinner, movie, and reflection beginning at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall.

Theology Day from Saint John School of Theology and Seminary: Luther, the Reformation, and the Question of Christian Unity: Pope Francis, the Reformation, and the Spiritual Works of Ecumenism - Presenter: Shawn Colberg, Ph.D.

  • March 4, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Social Hall

Lenten Women’s Retreat: Mass and Lunch included.

  • Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Social Hall. 

Lenten Men’s Retreat: Mass and Lunch Included.

  • Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Social Hall.

The Holy Shroud of Turin: Presented by Jim Bertrand, Turin Shroud Center. A full size replica of the Shroud will be on for display this evening. If it is the burial cloth of Jesus, then it is a precious relic. If it is not then it is an icon. Either way, it is a “sacramental”. In fact, the Shroud replica you will see has been blessed.

  • Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Social Hall. 

Online Resources for Adults

Here are some resources for adults, parents, and families for continued learning in our Catholic faith.

Alive In Christ: Adult Learning - Articles and videos to foster a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith.

Alive In Christ: Student and Family Home - Sunday Readings, Family Connection, Teaching Catholic Kids, and downloadable apps.

Our Sunday Visitor: Teaching Catholic Kids - Valuable tool for parents, teachers and catechists. Free downloadable activities and teacher resources are updated each month and made available from the best of Our Sunday Visitor books, workbooks and writers. Take advantage of these great resources.

Our Sunday Visitor: Resource Library - Deepen your own faith knowledge with hundreds of Resource Library articles on important Catholic teachings such as the liturgical year, prayer, the Mass, and more. And we’re just getting started. Be sure to check back often as we are always adding new relevant articles and timely topics.

Ascension Presents - Ascension Presents is an evangelistic platform bringing entertaining, faith-filled, and dynamic presenters straight to your news feed. By providing engaging content for our audience that reflects the good, the true and the beautiful we hope to bring their hearts closer to Christ.