Adult Faith Formation

Covid-19 Resources 

 

With Covid-19 safety precautions in place for parish Masses and activities, adults are encouraged to deepen their faith at home, in small groups, and in virtual gatherings.  Some resources that might be helpful to you include:

Preparing to Reopen Parish Faith Formation this Fall - Planning for the Future Amidst Uncertainty 2020

Moving Faith Formation Online  - Webinar Video and more

 

Best Practice resources Part 1 for this challenging time from Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP  www.janetschaeffler.com 

Best Practice resources Part 2 for this challenging time from Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP www.janetschaeffler.com 

Best Practice resources Part 3 for this challenging time from Sr. Janet Schaeffler, OP www.janetschaeffler.com 

Guide to Transforming Faith Formation for a Changing World

From Pivoting to Innovation:  Designing Faith Formation in 2020-21

Pandemic Prayer Book

Lectio Divina

The Latin phrase "lectio divina" means divine reading. It is a particular practice of prayerful meditative reading that the monastics developed in the early church. This is a great process for breaking open the Sunday Gospel at home by yourself or with your family.

Lectio Divina process for adults English

Lectio Divina process for adults Spanish

Boost your daily prayer and meditation with one of these free online Catholic services

Small faith community Resources 

Forming Small Christian Communities

Small Community Leader Training

Lectionary-based Faith Sharing

  • Commentaries on the Sunday Readings
  • Exploring the Sunday Readings/para meditar las Lecturas Dominicales (Alice Camille, Twenty-Third Publications) A monthly publication which makes a spiritual connection between Scripture and daily life. Each issue gives you opening and closing prayers to guide your meditations, easy-to-understand explanations that go straight to the heart of the readings, short commentaries on each reading, and practical questions for reflection.
  • Sunday by Sunday (Good Ground Press) - a four-page weekly publication that invites adults to reflect on the Sunday Gospel and Old Testament readings.
Small Group Studies

Small Group Studies for Women

​​Theme-based Faith Sharing

Catholic Social Teaching

  • Faith in Action (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) - Discussion and sharing material for six sessions —all of them focused on the social teachings of the Church.

Ecology, Environment, Stewardship of the Earth, Laudato Si’

Faithful Citizenship

Family Faith Sharing

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

  • The Spirit of Faith (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) – Discussion and sharing material for seven sessions—all of them focused on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Sacraments

  • Deepening Faith (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) - Discussion and sharing material for six sessions—all of them focused on the sacraments.

Virtues

  • Empowering Faith (Paulist Evangelization Ministries) – Discussion and sharing material for seven sessions—concentrating on the three theological virtues and four cardinal virtues.

Year of Mercy, Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Mercy, Justice

Video-based sharing (includes videos and suggested reflection questions), see Digital Faith Formation

Family Faith Formation

Online Adult Faith Formation Resources  

Bible Studies

Faith Formation through Mission

  • Maryknoll’s Church Engagement Division 
  • Maryknoll Lay Missioners offers short-term mission trips to locations in Asia, Africa and Latin America
  •     offers the following:

Presentations on mission to parish or diocesan groups, e.g., what is mission, and why is it important? These can be 45 minutes to two days in duration. For the longer programs, I can bring in people from our other offices.

Presentations on Catholic Social Teaching, usually about an hour long. I could also do one of these at an AFF Gathering.

Formation for parish groups going on short-term mission trips. These ideally consist of a four-hour session before the group embarks and a two-hour session after they return.

Downloadable Resources

Publishing Companies

Research and Creative Engagement for Adult Faith Formation

Sample Job and Role Descriptions for Leaders