Our Parish offers a variety of Adult Faith Enrichment opportunities! An overview of these programs is listed below. Information on current and upcoming opportunities are advertised in our weekly bulletin, the quarterly LIGHT, e-news, on our website and our Facebook page. If you have any questions please contact the Faith Formation office at 937-434-9272.
*The status of our programs will be updated here as we flex to meet the current health and safety guidelines
WORD ON FIRE
Whether you’ve been a part of a small group before or are interested in participating for the first time, come see if this avenue of spiritual growth is for you, as we introduce the Word On Fire study.
The goal of this faith-sharing format is for individuals to grow comfortable and confident in sharing God’s powerful Word in all walks of life – to carry the Word out into the culture – to our families, friends, co-workers – to be part of the New Evangelization called for by Vatican II.
WHO: Men and women of the KCC (St. Charles, St. Albert, Ascension)
WHEN: Every Friday, 9:15-11:15 a.m.
WHERE: St. Charles church in the Borromeo Room
Retreats We offer a number of retreats and Mornings of Reflection for men, women, and whole parish groups.
MOMS Our Ministry Of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) group offers fellowship and growth in faith to our mothers of the parish. Join us on Wed mornings for support, friendship, and reflection as we grow in faith together. Contact Francie Tobe at email@example.com or 937-477-0691 for more information.
Faith and Light
This is a monthly support group and faith formation program for adults with developmental disabilities and their families/friends. We meet the first Monday evening of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Borromeo Room. Our gathering is informal, welcoming and everyone enjoys each other’s company. We sing, talk about what is going on in our lives, relate Bible stories to our own experiences, make crafts and have delicious snacks. Please call Tim Clarke 937-673-5912 for more information or to get involved.
Adult Confirmation Adults that have already been baptized and received their first Holy Communion, will have the opportunity to participate in a short half-day retreat followed by the Sacrament of Confirmation at the evening Mass the same day. This is typically offered in the winter. Contact the Faith Formation office at 937-434-9272 for more information.
Lenten Events During the season of Lent we offer a parish-wide small faith group study that allows our parish to grow deeper in faith and fellowship within small group communities*. These are a wonderful opportunity to get to know other people and families within the parish, build relationships, and grow in faith through study, discussion, and prayer. These typically span the full season of Lent. We also offer weekly soup suppers and Stations of the Cross. See our Lent page for details on all our Lent offerings!
Advent/Christmas Events On the first Sunday of Advent families, friends, or individuals can create their own Advent wreath made of live evergreens at our Advent Wreath Workshop. We provide all the supplies, greens, candles and a reflection booklet to be used throughout the Advent season. Our parish also sponsors an annual Giving Tree during Advent. The gifts collected by the parish through this project go to organizations that directly bless families in need during the holiday season. We also host our annual Nativity Lights event where families can visit live scenes from that holy Christmas night with actors and live animals, along with cocoa, cookies and caroling inside our PAC. In 2020 we started a 4-week Advent Video series to help us go deeper into the Advent season as a parish.
The Faith Formation Office has a variety of volunteer opportunities for those who wish to share their time and God-given talents. We would be happy to explore those opportunities with you! 937-434-9272