Adults have many formal and informal opportunities to enrich their ongoing faith formation at St. Joseph of the Lakes. Beginning with active participation in Sunday worship, each week there are times of prayer and learning. Daily there is a Mass or a Word and Communion service. Small groups of parishioners gather on their own to reflect on scripture or spiritual reading, and pray with each other. Catechists are provided with formal materials to enhance their own knowledge of Catholic doctrine, practices, and ethics.
The scheduled opportunities described in the next pages include a variety of formats. Some are in large groups and others in small; some sessions focus on expanding knowledge of Catholic tradition and other times include integrating knowledge with lived experience. Call the parish office at 651-784-3015 for more information or to register for any of the following:
- Spiritual/Learning Discussion Groups - a gathering of anyone interested in good spiritual reading
- Evangelization - adults who are committed to deepening their spirituality via small group ministry or small church communities
- Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) - for adults interested in becoming a fully initiated member of the Catholic church
- Women's Spirituality - a group of women connecting to expand and enrich their spiritual lives