Adult Faith Formation
Fridays for Fathers
Forty-five minutes for more Faithful Fathers. Men of the parish are called Into the Breach to be strengthened so as to strengthen others. Meetings are in the Day Activities Center, Friday mornings from 6:25-7:00am, Oct. 16, 23, 30, and Nov. 6, 13, 20. Coffee and a continental breakfast will be provided.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
RCIA is for anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming a Catholic and for someone who has been baptized Catholic, but never received First Communion and Confirmation. Please contact Fr. Jeremy Gries at (812) 944-8283 ext 1.
The process consists of weekly meetings during which we share the gospel and introduce Catholic teachings. These meetings begin in the fall and culminate at the Easter Vigil when participants receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist. The process also includes on-going formation after Easter.
If you have an interest in being involved as a sponsor or catechist, please contact Fr. Jeremy Gries at (812) 944-8283 ext. 1.
This year, the weekly meetings will be live streamed on our Facebook page. All people are invited to watch and learn from Fr Gries as he discusses the topics of Christ and the Catholic Church as presented in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. A copy of the book can be picked up at the parish office, or found online from the USCCB.
There are book clubs at Holy Family that run on different schedules and read different books. The first group meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm. They typically read one book per month. The second group meets from 6:45-8pm on the first Monday of each month. This group is lead by Theresa Shaw, and they will typically read one book over several months. Information about upcoming books and meetings for both groups will be shared in the weekly bulletin. Contact the parish office if you would like to join.
Preached Holy Hour
On the second Tuesday of the month, there is Exposition and Benediction from 6:30-7:30pm. Fr. Gries preaches on different topics for about 30 minutes, followed by another 30 minutes of silent time.
Friday Night Online Devotionals
Every Friday, a parish staff member will be on Facebook Live at 6pm to lead a popular devotional. The nights will rotate through the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Scripture reading, and music, with other sessions mixed in. The video will remain available on the videos page after the stream.
First Wednesday Adoration
There is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9am to 9pm the first Wednesday of every month. You are welcome to stop by at any time, for any amount of time. If you would like to sign up for a committed hour each month, please enroll through Ministry Scheduler Pro.
Opportunities to Serve
Catholic Faith Formation Commission
The Faith Formation Commission is a team of 6-9 parishioners who meet bi-monthly to oversee the religious education of the parish by
- assessing parish religious educational needs and
- planning for future programs
If you have would like to join any of these formation programs, of if you have any questions or suggestions for these or other areas of interest, please feel free to contact Theresa Shaw [email protected].