Adult Education at St. John XXIII

Faith Alive!

Through our Adult Faith Education programs, we provide continuing education to our adults, engaging our parish community by deepening their faith-life and promoting knowledge of the Catholic tradition.

Faith Alive! Yes, we are!

Our Faith Alive! Team, who are committed parishioners, share their faith, experiences and knowledge through many programs, such as Advent and Lenten Series, Bible Studies, Living Your Strengths Classes, Faith & Film evenings and sessions onmany topics including the Mass, Spiritual Reflection, Prayer, the Sacraments and the Holy Land, to name a few. We invite you to learn and grow in your faith and to have opportunities to encounter Jesus along the way.

For those that cannot attend a session or like access to online programs, we have a gift for you– access to thousands of video-based study programs, movies, documentaries and audio talks. Register at www.formed.org and use our parish code 1823ee. For more information contact:

Jennifer Engelman, Coordinator of Parishioner Engagement
239-561-2245 | jennifer@johnxxiii.net

What makes you unique? How are you called to serve?

Living Your Strengths

Steve Engelman, 239-561-2245 | info@johnxxiii.net
During the interactive and enlightening Living Your Strengths workshops, participants journey through the process of identifying, affirming and applying their unique God-given talents – the way we most naturally think, feel, and behave – to better serve those within and beyond our parish community, resulting in greater personal spirituality and life satisfaction.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Ginny Whelan, RCIA Coordinator
239-561-2245 | vwhelan99@gmail.com

Jennifer Engelman, Coordinator of Parishioner Engagement
239-561-2245 | jennifer@johnxxiii.net

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which interested persons gradually become members of the Roman Catholic Church. This often begins with the awareness of the stirring of faith and curiosity within one’s heart.

This includes the stages of asking and seeking. It continues with involvement with Roman Catholics, hearing the Gospel proclaimed, and by faithful reflection and prayer on the Word of God. The Catholic experience endures with study, discussion, and sometimes doubts, and hesitations.

As individuals, they will discern God’s call, through commitment and into the sacraments of initiation, which are Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. This leads to a life of faith, love and justice lived in communion with Catholics throughout the world.

The Origin of Our Great Institution

Church History - 4 Parts

The Catholic Church teaches that it is the continuation of the early Christian community established by Jesus Christ, and that its bishops are the successors to Jesus’s apostles. The Catholic Church teaches that the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, in an event known as Pentecost, signaled the beginning of the public ministry of the Church.

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So much to interpret...

What We Really Believe

“Ignorance of the faith puts Christians at risk of following a ‘do-it-yourself’ religion.” In an address to his weekly general audience on October 17, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI explains why people need to become more familiar with the faith. It is there that the “Christian moral life is planted and … where one finds its foundation and justification.”

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Matt Piedimonte

a FOCUSed missionary

Throughout his collegiate career, Matt struggled with maintaining his faith and connection to God. Without a strong identity, he fell victim to the party culture, following advice from his friends on how to become happy. This lifestyle ended up leaving Matt with more questions than answers, and a sense of unfulfillment. “Despite graduating and having a good job lined up, I still had an ache.” Watch his interview here.