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Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation
St. Irene's Adult Faith Formation includes: Education, Lectures and Seminars to assist adults in a deeper understanding of their Faith, so that they may develop a personal relationship with the Lord. These activities occur within our Parish, the Archdiocese of Boston and through online resources.
St. Irene Adult Faith Formation Program 2018-2019
The Adult Faith Formation program at St. Irene’s presents a number of programs throughout the year which we hope you will find fulfilling and informative. Gatherings are scheduled at various times (mornings after the 9 o’clock Mass; Friday evenings) with the aim of reaching many parishioners at times available to them.
We use multiple media—videos from the Boston College School of Theology, articles from the popular and Catholic press, and an on-site presentation by a well-known Catholic theologian. We give time for and encourage discussion among attendees. Refreshments will be served at each session.
We welcome all, young and old, parishioners and non-parishioners, with the hope that we can learn more about our faith, learn more about how our faith “works” in our busy lives, and learn more about those on the journey with us.
- Sunday October 14th, Noon-1:30 pm (light luncheon), “Palliative Care/Advance Care Planning” by Diane McCarthy, Coordinator for the Archdiocesan Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning
- Sunday October 28th, Noon-1:30 pm (light luncheon), “Preparing a Catholic Funeral”, by Fr Tom, Ann Nicholson, Cypriana Coelho, and John Arena from Dee Funeral Home.
- Monday March 11th, 9:30-11:30 am (light breakfast): “The Bible in the Church's Liturgy” presented by Fr Ronald D Witherup
- Monday March 25th, 9:30-11:30 am (light breakfast): “Ignatian Spirituality” presented by Cabrini Pak
- Saturday April 6th, 7:00 pm: Theology on Tap: “Why I am still Catholic”. presented by Associate Professor at Regis University Ernest Collomati, followed by discussion, and then beer and wine tastings presented by the Craft Beer Cellar of Westford.
The schedule will be updated as planning progresses.