Adults

The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity,
enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel.


Faith formation helps adults make "a conscious and firm decision to live the gift and choice of faith through membership in the Christian community."
                                      ~excerpted from Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States


Bible Study

Little Rock Scripture Study

  • A ministry of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • In partnership with Liturgical Press since 1974
  • Introduced at our parish in 2010

Varying topics are offered twice annually.  Its four basic elements are:

Daily Personal Study
The Weekly Small Group Meeting
The Wrap-up Lecture
Conversational Prayer *
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The Bible’s staying power is rooted in God’s desire to speak to our hearts.
Consider growing in your personal knowledge of Him while experiencing a greater sense of Christian community in the process.
No prerequisites and all are welcome.

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Pilgrim People

Our next 7-week study is entitled “Second Corinthians” incorporating an Introductory session and 6 lessons.
February 10 –  March 24, 2020
Monday evenings: 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday mornings: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Meetings take place in Room 101- 102 of the O'Connor Center

This 7-session study uses the second half of the commentary used with First Corinthians (First and Second Corinthians by Maria Pascuzzi).  Maria A. Pascuzzi, CSJ, STD, teaches Scripture at the University of San Diego. She has a Liscentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and her Doctorate in Sacred Theology is from the Gregorian University.

Come to know the forceful but loving character of Paul, one of the best known figures in the early Church.  No other letter from Paul is so revealing of Paul's personality.  Paul likens the ministry of Apostles as that of being ambassadors of God whose message is one of reconciliation.  Arguing from his own experience of discipleship and ministry, Paul continues to promote unity in a divided and confused Corinth by reflecting on his own weaknesses as an opportunity to find strength in Christ.  He calls the Corinthians to generosity in care for the poor who live outside their own community.

There is a $30 materials fee ($22 for First Corinthians students) which is to be paid the 1st day of class. Cash or check accepted.

Click here to Register online. 
Registration forms are also available for print-out here, in the Church vestibule and in the Rectory office. 
Completed registration forms can be delivered to either location or to the opening session facilitator.

For more information, please contact the Rectory at (203) 637-3661

Study Series OPEN TO ALL!


Book Discussion

Can thoughtful reading adjust our thinking, inform our faith and assist us in talking from topics from different perspectives while really listening to an opposing view?
Using guided questions, we will discuss insights discovered in each book and explore how we are inspired and/or challenged.
Come to all sessions or just one or two.
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 Lori Wilson to register.
Each participant purchases their own book.

UPDATE Notice: 
Our Book Discussion format has changed by request to accommodate the popularity of our first book selection. 
All are now invited to join us as we will be discussing the ideas presented in the book over the next several months. 
Treat yourself to something that is transformational!

Book: The Universal Christ How a Forgotten Reality can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe, by Richard Rohr

The Cost of Compassion
Father Richard Rohr asks readers to broaden their ideas of “Christ” beyond the physical person of Jesus.  As he states in one of the early chapters, “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name.  Rohr’s central assertion seems to be that we recognize Christ in the Bible – and in the world – as both part of the person of Jesus but also as someone/something that pre-dates Jesus and is larger than the person of Jesus. This recognition then changes how we see not only issues of faith but also one another and all examples of creation.

"Rohr sees the Christ everywhere, and not just in people.
He reminds us that the first incarnation of God is in Creation itself,
and he tells us that 'God loves things by becoming them.'
Just for that sentence, and there are so many more, I cannot put this book down." 

-Bono

Discussion Dates:

November 20, 7--8:30 PM:  Room 101--Chapters 1-3

January 22, 7-8;30 PM:  Room 204--Chapters 3-4

February 12, 7--8:30 PM:    Room 101--Chapters 5-7

March 18, 7--8:30 PM:         Room 101--Chapters 8-10

April 22, 7:00-8:30 PM:        Room 101--Chapters 11-13

May 20, 7--8:30 PM:            Room 101--Chapter 14 -end of book


Walking With Purpose
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 Online registration is now open!
Click here to begin.

Women, would you like to have a better understanding of your faith and learn more about God? Are you stretched and would like a way to refuel and be refreshed while making authentic connections with others? If so, we invite you to consider joining Walking With Purpose (WWP), a Catholic bible study for women. Through personal study and small group discussions, WWP helps link our everyday challenges to solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Church.

WWP is offered on Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and Saturdays from 9:30-11:00 AM, from early October through late April. We do not meet during holidays or school vacations.

Interested in learning more? Feel free to

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Molly Zola or Jill Vollmer.


Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is for anyone who is seeking a deeper connection with God.  The Director assists the individual in developing the skills needed to recognize the presence of God in their life.  A spiritual director is a companion who aids in listening for the movements of the Sacred and helps a person pay attention to God’s personal communication, respond, grow in intimacy with God, and live out the invitations that emerge from that relationship.

Spiritual Direction

If you are interested in exploring Spiritual Direction, please 

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Lori Wilson or call her at or 203-637-3661 X328 or 914-837-0199.


Becoming a Catholic (RCIA)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Periodically we receive inquires from baptized Christians we are interested in entering the full communion of the Catholic Church or who would like to know what the requirements are to become a Catholic.  We also have requests from unbaptized persons who would like to be baptized.

If you, or a member of your family or a friend, fit in one of these categories, please contact Deacon Renato Berzolla at 203-912-5777 for additional information.