The Mission of the Office of Adult Formation is to nurture spiritual growth and foster an attitude of ongoing conversion to Jesus within the adult members of St. John – Holy Angels Parish. The Office supports and promotes “formation for transformation” as called for in the U.S. Bishops’ document Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us.
Formation as Catholic Christians is an ongoing, life-long process. To assist in that journey of faith, the Office of Adult Formation provides opportunities and resources for faith enrichment.
For more information, contact the Office of Adult Formation. Phone: (302) 731-2219
- 2024 SJHA Lenten Series - "Living Catholicism” on Tuesdays during Lent at 6 pm in Parish Center
- St Margaret of Scotland is hosting a Six Week Lenten Series on Thursdays @ 7pm: A History of the Catholic Church. Look at their Church Bulletin for further details.
- Check the bulletin for details for St. John - Holy Angels events
Scripture groups meet for the purpose of sharing and interpreting Scripture. Exact meeting dates and locations are listed in the Sunday bulletin. Saturday Morning Men’s Scripture Sharing meets at 7:30 AM on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, September to May.
Individual Spiritual Direction
Perhaps you are experiencing a sense of hunger for more in your spiritual life. Maybe your prayer life seems to be changing. There might be a sense of being drawn to a new or different place in your relationship with God. If you would like to meet with a spiritual companion on your journey, it could be that spiritual direction is for you. Meeting monthly to explore, to savor, to honor your walk with God, you and the spiritual director will prayerfully listen, will notice together God’s whisperings, action, and Presence in your day-to-day life.
Sharing Faith Groups
Are you feeling a little tug to deepen your relationship with God or have a desire to learn more about the Catholic faith? Small faith formation groups offer a way to spend time focusing on God’s action in your life in a prayerful and trusting atmosphere, sharing your faith walk with others. Recent topics included The Mass, The 7 Deadly Sins, and Your Life Is Not Your Own. Meetings are posted in the bulletin. You will be most welcome!
Lectio Divina is an ancient yet ever new practice of praying with the Scriptures. Using the four R's of Read, Reflect, Respond, Rest, we engage with the upcoming Sunday's Gospel and allow it to speak to our hearts. The final R, Rest leads us into twenty minutes of silent prayer. Lectio Divina, like many things in life that we just read about, until we have actually experienced them, we cannot fully appreciate them.
The Chosen Bible Study
Foundations of the Catholic Faith
Our mission is to nurture one’s life of prayer, knowledge of faith, knowledge of the liturgy and the sacraments, and understanding of what it means to live a moral life. We offer religious education lessons with short instructional and entertaining videos to help build or solidify the foundation of one's Catholic faith: Foundations of Catholic Faith Lessons
The Bible in a Year
The Catechism in a Year
Websites of Interest
as well goto the Links menu for a list of additional websites of particular interest to adults and families.