Adult Faith Formation

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.

Adult Faith Enrichment (during Bible Camp, June 17-20): Join speakers Nan Romer, Norm Rich, Joe Ollier and Wayne Topp for uplifting spiritual sessions during Bible Camp. Two times offered daily: 9:25-10:25 and 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Catholic Men’s Fellowship (every other Tuesday 6:30-8:00AM): Open to men in the Kettering Catholic Community. Small groups of men meet regularly to share life experiences and offer one another support. The regular meetings include reflections on Scripture, individual sharing and prayer for the needs of all families, the parish, and the community. 

Mom-to-Mom (Wednesday Mornings 9:00-10:45): Open to moms in the community. A 10-week relationship-building program for moms which includes fellowship, breakfast and childcare. Moms with smaller children are accompanied by mentor moms who support and encourage them through the challenges of family life in a small group setting. Fall session begins September 4. Summer Connection dates are May 29, June 26, July 25.

Pietra Fitness (Thursday mornings 8:15-9:15): For women in the Kettering Catholic Community. A fitness class that stretches, strengthens and tones the body while refreshing the soul with prayer. In only one hour you will feel calmer, stronger, refreshed and renewed. 

Word on Fire Study (Friday Mornings 9:15-11:00): Open to anyone in the Kettering Catholic Community. 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.

Faith and Light Gathering (3rd Monday of each month 6:30-8:00): This is a monthly support group and faith formation program for adults with developmental disabilities and their families and friends. Gatherings are 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 snacks.

GIFT: Growing in Faith Together, Small Groups (Sundays 6:30-8:00 p.m.): Open to all adults. Small groups meet at the Parish in different rooms for fellowship and community. Groups are led by two leaders and often involve a study around a particular topic. Next session: June 2-July 7. Register HERE.

Parish Tours (5th Monday of the month 6:00-6:30 July 29) : Open to anyone in the Kettering Catholic Community. A guided tour of St. Charles Parish which outlines the metaphorical and symbolic architectural design of the Church.  Interspersed throughout the tour are explanations of the theological underpinnings of our faith. Learn how these underpinnings are expressed in the Parish’s spatial arrangement, an arrangement which articulates the story of Christ’s Life, Death and Resurrection, along with the sacramental and liturgical life of every baptized believer. 

Open Door Nights (5th Monday of the month 6:30-8:00  July 29) : A welcoming experience for newly registered parishioners which affirms their presence as an integral part of our faith community. Inspired by Matthew 7:7 (Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you) Open door nights are the first step in building community and fostering deeper engagement in parish life. New members are given an overview of parish history, ministries and culture in a relaxed environment where our welcoming team gets to know them on a personal level. 

Advent Wreath Workshop: Open to anyone in the Kettering Catholic Community. A time of fellowship in which families, friends, or individuals can create their own Advent wreath made of live evergreens.  We provide all the supplies, greens, candles and a reflection booklet to be used throughout the Advent season. December 1, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Men’s Morning of Reflection: Open to all Men in the Kettering Catholic Community. Join speaker Norm Rich as we explore our unity as believers found in the Eucharist. Our scripture for the morning comes from I Corinthians 10:16-17, “…is not the bread we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share in the one loaf.”

Women’s Morning of Reflection (Sat Feb 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.): Open to all Women in the Kettering Catholic Community. Details TBD.

The Lectio Course: How to Hear God by Praying the Bible: A five-week session video series exploring the ancient practice of Lectio Divino. Thursday, July 25-August 22. 9:30-11 a.m. at Ascension; 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Albert. CLICK HERE to Register Now

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