To seek Christ, Know Christ and Become Christ, each one for the sake of all
Staff Contact: Pastoral Associate,
Mary Lestina, 262.781.3480 ext. 225
Adult Ministry Vision Statement
The vision for Adult Ministry is driven by six core beliefs:
We believe the Sunday Gospel and Eucharist provide the central focus for
living our faith in our daily lives.
We believe in building strong households of faith.
We believe adults committed to learning and sharing their faith create
strong households of faith.
We believe growing in Catholic understanding is a lifelong process.
We believe in forming the whole person, intellectually, spiritually, and
We believe we are called to continuing conversion toward the words and ways
of Jesus Christ.
Lifelong Faith Formation Opportunities
In keeping with these six core beliefs, we offer a wide array of faith
formation opportunities. I hope you will take advantage of these offerings as
your personal commitment to lifelong growth in faith. See the weekly bulletin
for our current Adult Ministry
Adult and Family Ministry Team - Envisions,
oversees, coordinates, and evaluates all Adult and Family Ministry
programs in concert with the Director of Adult and Family Ministry.
Bear the Torch of Faith! - Current and potential
parish leaders willing to become "Torchbearers" for the faith
participate in the two-year Theology on the Mount Program at Mount Mary
College. This program is a sequence of basic theological courses
designed to train and empower parish leaders. For those willing to make
the Torchbearer Commitment of participating in the entire program and
committing to provide parish leadership upon completion, the parish will
pay one-half of the $60 per class tuition. Past participants have found
this experience to be helpful, interesting, and rewarding.
Sacramental Faith Formation
Marriage Sponsor Couples - Parish couples prepare
engaged couples for marriage through a series of five sessions on key
topics related to marriage and family from a Catholic perspective.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Teams
- Parish members act as catechists and sponsors, walking with candidates
and catechumens through the various stages of the RCIA journey.
Adult Confirmation - A collaborative program with
area parishes designed to prepare Catholic adults, who have already
received Baptism and Eucharist, for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Intellectual Faith Formation - Theological and Biblical
Catholic 101 - An occasional offering introducing
participants to the basic precepts of Catholicism.
Donut Discussions - Occasional sessions on Sunday
mornings after the 9:00 am Mass featuring speakers connecting their
faith with their daily lives.
Adult Formation Library - Located in the Parish
Center, this library features a variety of books on a variety of topics,
available for checkout, to foster the faith growth of parish members.
Theology on the Mount - A series of courses
offered in conjunction with Mount Mary College to form members in the
faith, and empower them for parish leadership roles.
Book Club - Parish members gather monthly to discuss a
book of interest.
Theology on Tap - A weekly program for 4 weeks in
the summer specifically designed to address the spiritual questions and
needs of Young Adults (18-35).
Scripture From Scratch - An eight-week
video-based series introducing participants to various parts of the
Quad Metro Bible Study - A 24 week in-depth study
of a particular book of the bible on Wednesday evenings and Thursday
Fall Scripture Series - A yearly program on a
particular scripture topic sponsored by the area Quad Parishes.
Relational Faith Formation - Support Groups
Harry Hawthorne 40 Plus - A support group for the
unemployed over the age of 40.
Divorce Recovery Program - A six-session program
offered twice a year.
Quad Single Again - Sponsored by area parishes
and located at St. John Vianney, this group for those recently divorced
meets twice a month to discuss topics of importance to participants.
Spiritual Faith Formation
Advent and Lent Opportunities: These special opportunities
provide adults and families with a wide variety of resources for
entering into the true meaning of these holy seasons.
Scripture Faith Sharing - This group meets every
other Wednesday morning at 9:15 am to reflect on the Sunday Gospels.
Quad Date Your Mate - A series of four Friday
evening sessions at 7:00 pm designed to provide marriage enrichment
Ministry of Mothers Sharing (MOMS) - Moms gather
on Monday or Tuesday morning twice a month from 9:15-10:45 am for
mutual support and spiritual growth.
Quad Men's Group - Men from area parishes gather
on Saturday morning from 7:00-9:00 pm to reflect on the Sunday Gospel.
Quad Men's Retreat - Men from area parishes go on
retreat at the Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh on the third weekend in