The Bible is at the Heart of Our Faith…and our relationship with God. Scripture informs our beliefs and inspires our devotions. It is the living Word of God, where our Father meets with us and lovingly speaks to us. Reading the Bible should bring us closer to Christ, but understanding it is not always easy. Come join us for a conversation that allows us to learn about what’s in the Bible and what our Church actually teaches and why. We want to hear your thoughts and discuss it – as adults searching for a deeper meaning of God’s plan for our lives. Come and join us. The conversations are friendly, non-judgmental and always insightful.

 

Faith Formation Studies

Adult Faith Formation: Covers a wide range of topics including bible study, church teachings and church history. Prepared presentations are followed by small group table discussions. Open to all adults. Meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis Fellowship Hall. Contact Bob Lange, 243-9527 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Women’s Study: Offer a selected course of Bible study that gives an in-depth look at a particular aspect of our faith from a scriptural basis. Primary focus is on study of various books of the bible. Open to all women. Meet on Wednesday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in Meeting Room 1. Contact Sharon Asbury, 697-6188 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Women of Grace: Women of Grace follows the concept of how to live our faith as women and to pray to our Blessed Mother for direction. How, as a woman, wife, mother - where does our faith shape or lives and how does it lead us. Topics and programs vary which lead to great discussions and community building Open to all women. Meet on Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in meeting room 2. Contact Sandy Donecho, 697-7420 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

We provide a look at the beliefs, practices, and teachings of the Roman Catholic faith for those men and women considering coming into full communion with the Church. RCIA is for non-Catholics who wish to know more about the Catholic Faith. We look to provide a spiritual process (to include the history, theology, and Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church) for the participants, both catechumens and candidates, to help them understand and experience the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church as they work to discern their call to enter the Church. Meetings: Sessions are held each Sunday morning from 11am to 1pm at St. Gerard House.
Contact Frank and Jeni Kelsch, 828-891-3746 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bob and Mary Ann Dylewski, 828-890-5870 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Catholic Book Club

We gather together in friendship furthering our faith through reading Catholic books. We meet once a month to share and talk about a book we all have read over the prior month. Come join us in friendship as we learn and grow in our faith together through our love of books and our love of Jesus. Everyone in the parish is invited. Meeting time is at 1:00 p.m., 4th Tuesday of each month, September through May. Contact Susan Murphy, 697-7774 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Great Life

We provide education and support to aging members of the parish by developing and presenting programs which inform and help build community. Contact Kathy Baluha, 692-7304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.