Adult Faith Formation
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About Adult Faith Formation
Adult faith formation at the Cathedral seeks to nurture the faith of its parishioners in an effort to help each person’s journey of discipleship by creating opportunities where parishioners can come to know each other. These opportunities are multiple and are rooted in our small faith-sharing groups, which constitute the core of adult faith formation. Through them, people have a chance to deepen their understanding of Scripture and their relationship with Christ in the context of a community of faith-sharing and support that makes it possible to apply faith to daily life. Out of these faith-sharing opportunities are other chances to explore one’s faith in our book clubs, bible study, young mother’s group, men’s club, Dinner for Eight experience, retreats, and other prayer and social events. It is our hope that these experiences create a deeper sense of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ through an encounter of God’s living word in each other. Being part of these smaller communities where faith can be shared will hopefully instill a desire to invite others into that encounter with Christ and feel compelled to share it with the world.
Cathedral produces Lenten and Advent Reflection series (in video, podcast, and written form), as well as weekly blog entries and podcast episodes. During the Year of the Eucharist, we are also producing special reflections sent by email.
Read our past reflections here:
Thank you for your engagement with our reflections!
What is Dinner for Eight?
Dinner for Eight is an opportunity for singles and couples of all ages to become better acquainted with other members of the community, build new friendships, and enjoy a monthly meal together in someone’s home. These dinners are packaged “seasonally” and will begin and conclude at those specified times to give the opportunity to regroup with other unknown members in following seasons.
How it works:
Sign up to participate and indicate whether you would be willing to be a group organizer and/or a host.
Organizers: will be responsible for communicating with their group to establish dates and times for meeting
Hosts: will provide space for the group to meet that will seat eight individuals for a meal.
You need not be able to organize or host to participate! All that is required is a desire to meet new people and get to know them.
Groups will be made from the list of participants. Every effort will be made to place participants with individuals that you don’t know, for the purpose of getting to know new parishioners. If couples sign up, they will be split up unless otherwise indicated.
Each “table” will have a dedicated organizer who will coordinate with the other table members to decide the date, time and where the meal will take place. This need not take place in the home if you do not have space. The parish center can be used for Dinner for Eight meetings.
Each dinner for eight grouping is assigned to a four-month season with the expectation of meeting once a month to facilitate the ability of getting to know people. After that season, a person can elect to sign up again or sit out a season if so desired.
Hosting can be rotated among the members of the group. The host is responsible for the main dish and beverages, and the remaining members bring the rest of the meal, e.g. appetizer, salad, bread, vegetable, or dessert. At the end of each gathering, the group organizer communicates the details for the next meeting.
Stay tuned for another session after this round!
Bible study is temporarily paused, but hopes to resume soon!