Adult Faith Formation

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Contact: Carrie Montemayor at

Are you an adult and not baptized or not Catholic and want to know more about the basic beliefs of the Catholic Church?  Do you want to become Catholic?  Are you a baptized Catholic and needing the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist?

Start the process now to inquire into the Catholic faith or receive your sacraments by scheduling an initial interview with Carrie Montemayor, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation, or 479-442-0890 x244.  Starting the process does not require a commitment to become Catholic. It just opens the door.

The next RCIA session will run from September 2018 through Easter 2019 and meets weekly. The Tuesday sessions will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The Friday afternoon sessions will be from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Childcare is available upon request. 


Adult Faith Formation & Bible Studies

Please contact the group leader for more information and to register. Most groups meet during the school year, and break for the summer months


Called & Gifted: Discerment of Charisms

Contact: Kathleen Blessing

Darlene Martucci David Lauderdale

Catholic evangelist Sherry Weddell, M.A. and Fr. Michael Sweeney O.P. have spent many years researching and working with thousands of Catholics all over the world to begin the process of discerning the charisms each of us have been given by God at their Baptism and Confirmation. They have put together a two part program that is easy to follow, to help Parishes of all sizes begin the discernment process. Their mission is to help equip Parishes to form Lay Apostles.

We invite you to join us for the Called and Gifted Class. Come, let the Holy Spirit enter your heart and set you on fire with the gifts God has given you to build up his Kingdom on earth.

For more information contact Kathleen Blessing 479-236-0826; Darlene Martucci 479-466-0865 or by email at 

To register for the fall sessions go to: Google Doc Registration Form 

  • Part I Meeting Days: Saturdays! Sept 29th, Oct 13th, 20th & 27th
  • Part II Meeting Days: Saturdays! Dec 1st, Jan 12th, Feb 2nd
  • Time: 9 a.m.- noon
  • Journal & material fee: $35 includes books for Parts I and II. Childcare can be provided at $5/child per class.


Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation

Contact: Kristin & Jon Middaugh  

This group is a varied group of cradle Catholics and converts, as well as spouses of Catholics. We select studies and books that help us continue to grow in and understand our Catholic faith. We mirror the children’s Faith Formation calendar, meeting through the school year. Childcare is usually available. Our next study is Christopher West's An Introduction to the Theology of the Body through Ascension Press. Our first meeting will be September 16th. Please register online here, then watch session 1 from home to prepare for class discussion. 

  • Meeting Day: Sundays Sept 16-Dec 16, 2018
  • Time: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Location: Room 225
  • Book & material fee: $14.95 + S&H through Ascension


Monday Evening Bible Study

Contact: Darlene Martucci

All are welcome. This group meets Monday evenings during the school year. We begin our fall study September 10, 2018. Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundations of Catholicism (Part 2)  Register and order your book here.

  • Meeting Day: Mondays
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 225
  • Book & material fee: varies


Women's Book Study

Contact: Erin Pohlmeier 

This is a dynamic group of women & young moms who read through and discuss a book. Our next study will be a six week study on the book Therese, Faustina, and Bernadette:  Three Saints Who Challenged My Faith, Gave Me Hope, and Taught Me How To Love, by Elizabeth Ficocelli.

  • Meeting Day: Monday nights starting October 1, 2018
  • Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Pohlmeier’s home
  • book fee: buy your own book


Tuesday Bible Study

Contact: Cindy Fernando Cindy.fernando@

Come get to know the Bible and study with us. All people, ages, and levels welcome! Please call Cindy Fernando @ 214-564-7501 with any questions. We typically start a new study each fall/spring and break when school is out of session.

This coming year we will be doing Epic: A Journey Through Church History for the full year, taking our time and enjoying it. Register and order your book hereAdventure, intrigue, rebellion, reform, and devotion! All these are found, not in the latest Hollywood blockbuster, but our own history, as shown in this exciting twenty-part series. Come and learn the exciting history of the Church throughout the years.

  • September 4th, 2018 - May 28th, 2019
  • Meeting Day: Tuesdays
  • Time: 9:15-11:15 a.m.
  • Location: Room 225
  • Journal & material fee: 29.95 + S&H through Ascension


Women's Bible Study

Contact: Susan Barry

Saint Joseph’s Women’s Bible Study (formerly known as MOMS) is a Catholic Bible/book study for women of all ages. This group provides women with the opportunity to grow in their faith with others who have similar values and beliefs. We typically start a new study each fall and each spring. We break when school is out of session.

Fall Session: Wisdom: God's Vision For LifeJeff Cavins and Thomas Smith highlight the practical guidance we can gain from the books referred to as the “wisdom literature” of the Bible. Through Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes, Scripture provides insight into living wisely in all areas of our lives.


Thursday Bible Study Group

Contact: Cindy Stophlet

Men, women, mothers, couples, all ages welcome! We usually start a new study each fall and spring, going on break when school is out of session. Childcare is typically available upon request.

Coming Fall of 2018: Lectio- Peter: The Cornerstone of Catholicism. 

"The character of St Peter is both inspiring and confounding to many of us.  How could a stubborn and impulsive fisherman become the "rock" upon which Jesus would build his Church?  Bringing together biblical accounts, historical evidence, Church teaching, classical art, and personal insights, Dr. Tim Gray gives a fresh perspective on Simon Peter that is immediately informative and relevant to our lives.  After all, if Jesus could bring out the very best in someone like Peter, then there is hope for the rest of us." 

  • Fall 2018 session starts Aug 30!
  • Meeting Day: Thursday mornings 
  • Time: 10 a.m.- noon
  •  Location: Room 225
  • Journal & material fee:  less than $10 per book if ordered in advance. Contact Cindy to order!


Concetta’s Thursday Morning Bible Study

Contact: Concetta Baker 479-751-6567

We typically start a new study each fall and each spring. We break when school is out of session. Childcare may be available upon reservation.

Coming Fall 2018: Galatians: Set Free to Live. Starting late September


To Christ through the Saints

Contact: Janet Fuller

All are welcome! Join us for First Friday Mass @ 8:20. Following Mass we will enjoy some refreshments in class before delving into our discussion and study. We will be studying the spiritual classics, starting with St. Augustine. The cost varies depending on the materials and recommended readings.

  • Meeting Day: First Friday (monthly August- May)
  • Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Room 225
  • Book & material fee: varies


Just Desserts

Contact: Susan Barry

A DVD/bible study group for married couples.

We meet for dessert, watch a DVD and break up into small groups to discuss. This is a great group to join if you want to meet other couples in the parish or do not have the time to do an in-depth Bible study.  It is also a time to spend with your spouse discussing your faith.

  • Meet: Sunday, once a month (September-May)
  • Dates: To be determined
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Off campus home


Natural Family Planning

Teaching Couples:

Jason and Erin Pohlmeier (513) 315-4016

Rich and Beth Oloffson (513) 288-0601

Learn the Church’s only approved method of family planning. Go to for more information.





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