St. Boniface Catholic Church
110 North Buchanan St.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
What is Adult Faith Formation?
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops states that the Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.
Our Adult Faith Formation ministry seeks to engage the particular needs and interests of the parish family. To be faithful and effective it will offer, over time, a comprehensive and systematic presentation and exploration of the core elements of Catholic faith and practice—a complete initiation into a Catholic way of life. It will do so in a way that is accessible to adults and relates to their life experiences, helping them to form a Christian conscience and to live their lives in the world as faithful disciples of Jesus..
To meet these catechetical needs at St. Boniface Church, the Adult Faith Formation office offers a variety of opportunities for parishioners to increase their understanding of the faith. Listed below are the regularly scheduled events:
Catholic Scripture Study - On-going courses in scripture study are held throughout each school year. All parishioners are encouraged to attend. Evening and morning classes are offered in order to accommodate the schedules of as many people as possible. Evening classes take place after Mass on Wednesdays, at 7:15 p.m. in the parish office. Morning classes take place after Mass on Thursdays, at 9 a.m. in the Acorn room.
Ongoing Catechetical opportunities are also carried out throughout the year. Watch the bulletin for announcements or contact the parish office for more information.
The University of Dayton has paired with the Springfield Diocese to provide faith formation through Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (http;//vlc.udayton.edu/).