Opportunities for continuing enlightenment in our Catholic faith are periodically presented including scripture study, lecture series, and discussion groups on current religious and social topics. Programs are presented by the parish and Archdiocese and feature parish priests and visiting lay and clerical experts. See weekly bulletin for specific program announcements.
An Adult Confirmation Preparation program is offered through the Archdiocese of Hartford for individuals who are at least 18 years old, have already been baptized and have received First Communion.
A lectionary based scripture study group meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m. from mid September through Pentecost. The group uses the Quest booklet to reflect on the upcoming weekend scriptures. All are welcome.
Lectio Divina is an ancient Christian practice of prayer and scripture reading intended to help us enter deeply into the presence of God and to increase our knowledge of God's Word. Two Lectio sessions are offered once a month on the first Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Choir Room and the first Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the church. All are welcome.
Lectio Divina is simply a method that enables us to experience the Living Christ. He is always in our midst, but we are so busy and often run on sensory overload that we feel estranged from him and do not hear his voice. Lectio Divina allows us to find Jesus in his Word, in the silence and in our lives. When we reconnect with the Lord by listening to him, our lives take on new power and meaning.
ONLINE Catholic University/College courses
The Archdiocese of Hartford and the University of Dayton have a partnership that provides Virtual Learning opportunities for Faith Formation. There are more than 30 courses to choose from including: Creed, Scripture, Sacraments, Church History, Catechesis and many more! A certificate program is available as well. Course cost is $40 per course. To begin visit the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation website at http://vlc.udayton.edu create a profile, and register for a class. Or contact Larry Duffany at 860-242-4362 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry online courses http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/c21online/
The Satellite Theological Education Program or STEP
at the University of Notre Dame.
The West Hartford Catholic Adult Enrichment Team is composed of parishioners from participating West Hartford parishes who work collaboratively to bring quality Catholic Adult Enrichment Opportunities to all the parishes of West Hartford. Meetings: as needed.