Adult Faith Formation
St. Joseph Community strives to help all of our parishioners to grow, as our faith formation is never ending. We strive to provide opportunities throughout the year for adults to come together to grow in faith. Typically studies are offered in the fall, spring, and summer. Check out below our current studies being offered.
For more information about adult programming, contact us at 651-423-4402 or at FaithFormation@StJosephCommunity.org.
St. Joseph Community now has a FORMED subscription and it’s available to you for FREE! FORMED.org is often described as “Catholic Netflix” and has hundreds of studies, videos, documentaries, audio, books, and much more. Check it out today! (Simply click on the FORMED banner and it will direct you to set up your own account under our subscription.)
Fall 2019 Bible Study
“The Bible & the Virgin Mary”
12-week Study beginning the week of Sept. 16
$35 per person ($25 if you opt for a b/w photocopied study guide)
Session Options: Tuesday Morning; Tuesday Evening; Saturday Morning
The Bible and the Virgin Mary is a dynamic twelve-part video series that beautifully explains the Catholic truths about Our Lady, showing how she has been a part of God’s plan to bring salvation to the world since the beginning of time. In addition to explanation of dogmas, answers to common objections, and demonstration of Mary’s presence in the Old and New Testaments, this study discusses Church-approved Marian apparitions that play an important role in Catholic Tradition. It’s sure to help Catholics and non-Catholics alike grow in an understanding and appreciation of the Mother of God.
Fall 2019 Small Group “Retreat”
“Consoling the Heart of Jesus”
10-Week Small Group Study/Retreat
October 9 – December 18, 2019
Wednesdays from 9am-10:30am
$35 per person ($25 if you already have the book)
33 Days to Morning Glory led us to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Stage One, Part I. In Part II, Consoling the Heart of Jesus, we will learn about God’s infinite mercy and how we can give him joy, consoling his heart, by accepting his love and trusting in him completely. We’ll discover how suffering can actually help us grow spiritually closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Click here to download the Consoling Heart of Jesus registration form. Registrations due by September 16.
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Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute (CI)
Applications due by July 31 for class of St. Catherine of Siena beginning September 2019!
Visit the CI website for more information or call 651-962-5072.
This fall, the Archbishop Flynn Catechetical Institute will begin another two-year course at Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville. Taught by some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities, such as Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Jeff Cavins, Deacon Joe Michalak, Fr. John Klockeman, Dr. Todd Flanders, Christina Smith, Liz Kelly, and more, the program follows the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and will make sense of all things Catholic, deepen your faith, and lay out the roadmap to heaven.
The classes are divided into four eleven-week modules and meet on Monday evenings, 7 to 9 pm, with two Saturday morning formative sessions per module. Applications are now being accepted through July 1, 2019, for the class beginning in September.