FAITH FORMATION

Adult Faith Formation

Jennifer Colsch, 256-722-7929 x109, jcolsch "at" stjohnbchurch.org

This class meets on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. during the academic year and presents an educational opportunity for adults to continue their faith formation. Class presentations offer a variety of topics and speakers including Scripture Study, Church History, Doctrine and Devotions, and Current Issues for Catholics.

 

Meets during the academic year Sept - May: Sunday at 10:00 a.m., Church Basement. 

Cursillo Ultreya

John and Robin Kutsor, 256-658-2425

After a weekend encounter with God, Cursillistas meet in small friendship groups where they discuss and are challenged and encouraged on their faith journey. The Cursillo Charism, approved by the Catholic Church in 1971, stresses that its members live what is fundamental to being a Christian through friendship. Once a month, the entire St. John’s Cursillo community meets for a witness talk and fellowship. The meeting is called Ultreya and brings the Cursillistas at St. John’s together to grow in friendship and strengthen their community.

 

Meets year-round: 4th Thursday at 7:30 pm All Purpose Room. 

 

For the Birmingham Area, Cursillo Ultreya CLICK HERE

Mother's Ministry

Kristine Clark and Sarah Jones, sjmothersministry "at" gmail.com

Fosters the spiritual growth of mothers through faith sharing, discussion, and fellowship. Catholic books and DVDs relevant to motherhood and spirituality are discussed each week. The nursery is provided for ages 5 and under.

Meets academic year: Thursday from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Church Basement.  

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

This class serves to introduce inquirers to the Catholic faith and potentially to provide sacramental preparation for adults desiring to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. Participants include those who have never been baptized, those who have begun their Christian journey in other denominations and who have been baptized, and baptized Catholics who have not yet completed the Sacraments of Initiation.

 

Meets academic year: Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Parish Hall.

 

CLICK HERE for RCIA Page

UAH Catholic Campus Ministry

catholicministry "at" uah.edu

To promote Catholic faith and fellowship at a university level.

 

Meets Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on UAH Campus during the Academic Year.

 

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Vocations Ministry

Parish Office, 256-722-0130

Prays for vocation discernment for the youth of our parish. Displays posters and other materials that highlight all Christian vocations: Priesthood, Religious Life, and Deaconate. Highlight and encourage celebration of the annual National Vocations Awareness Week (the first full week of November).  

Meets as needed to coordinate parish wide vocations events.

Young Adult Book Club

Contact-Leah Hains, lmhains"at"gmail.com or Adam Harden, hardena@alumni.msoe.edu

Meets to discuss a variety of books that influence our Catholic faith.

Meets year-round, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Library 

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