St. Tom’s is committed to the intellectual and spiritual growth of all of our parishioners. The Adult Faith Formation team meets monthly to plan and implement programs specifically for all adults in the areas of: Knowledge of the Faith, Liturgical Life, Moral Formation, Prayer, Communal Life and Missionary Spirit. Please see the bulletin for information about scheduled events.
Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)
F.I.R.E. Advanced – Intelectual Formation Course
This workshop breaks open the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
It explores the history of the catechism and how to
ground one’s ministry in the rich wisdom contained in it.
In this workshop, you will:
† Study the history of the catechisms in the church.
† Study the layout and the content of the CCC.
† Explore how to utilize the CCC to enrich catechesis.
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him.
Often one finds oneself in need of a companion as he/she traverses the roads of life. Spiritual Direction provides that companion from a faith perspective. Through Spiritual Direction, you are invited to meet regularly with a trained and experienced Spiritual Director who will help you hear and see God’s movement and call in your life. If you want a Spiritual Director, please contact the priests.