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 every Tuesday at 7:00-8:30 p.m. Beginning September 2017. Childcare is available. 





NEW!! Catholicism Series

Just started for Lent—Sunday Morning Adult Faith Formation Opportunity

What are you doing this Lent to build a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ? We invite you to join us in watching and discussing the CATHOLISISM film series created and hosted by Fr. Robert Baron. No homework. Laurence Hare is our facilitator. Come discover the beauty of our faith!!

Starting: to be determined





The Great Adventure Adult Bible Study: 3 choices

Contact: Carrie Montemayor

To bring Sacraments, Liturgy, and much more to life, we must know the Story!!

Returning in Fall 2016: Schedule Coming Soon

Register for the fall coming soon.

Acts-The Spread of the Kingdom: 

Sessions to be determined.


Returning Fall 2016

Matthew-The King and His Kingdom:

Sessions to be determined:

Returning Fall 2016


The Bible Timeline-The Story of Salvation

Sessions to be determined:

        Returning Fall 2016

St. Joseph Catholic Book Study

Contact: Elizabeth Mitchell

Book: Theology for Beginners

Author: Frank Sheed


To be determined.



Catholic. Now What?

Contact: Carrie Montemayor

New this year! We invite all neophytes and past converts to join us as we form this group. We will present the "Catholicism" series by Fr. Robert Barron with small group discussion, formation, and support that is uniquely appropriate to converts.

  • Starting date: September 2016
  • Ending date: to be determined
  • Day: to be determined
  • Time: to be determined
  • Location: to be determined


Sunday Adult Catechism Class

Contact: Kathy Matthews

Are you interested in studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church? You do not have to commit to every Sunday. Please come when you come. All are welcome whether you are a Catholic or from another denomination. No recorded attendance, no homework!!

  • When: September 2016
  • Time: To be determined
  • Where: To be determined


Natural Family Planning

Contact: Walter and Michelle Quinn

Learn the Church’s only approved method of family planning.

Go to or call 479-839-8029 for more information.


Women's Bible/Book Study

Contact: Susan Barry

Saint Joseph’s Women’s Bible Study (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.

Spring Study: Walking Toward Eternity: Daring to Walk the Walk by Jeff and Emily Cavins

Walking Toward Eternity is a new and unique series designed to help you live your faith more fully by developing and nurturing characteristics that are essential to the Christian life. Through daily prayer and meditation with Scripture (lectio divina), you will be drawn into an intimate and life-changing encounter with Christ. Daring to Walk the Walk, introduces you to seven key virtues and outlines practical steps for living them out in your life. For more information, go to Jeff Cavins’ web page. There is a great introductory video to watch.

  • Starting date: January 2017 
  • Meeting Day: To be determined
  • Time: To be determined
  • Location: To be determined
  • Journal & material fee: To be determined
  • Childcare: $60/semester

Scholarships are available


Men's Saturday Morning Coffee Study Series

Contact: Don Brown or Paul Warren

Fa'silly'taters, Don Brown and Paul Warren announce the return of Men's Morning Coffee Study Series! Based in the heralded CATHOLICISM series, this DVD/Discussion group will Journey 'Around' the World and 'Deep' into the Faith with Fr. Robert Barron.

The CATHOLICISM series is a thematic presentation of what Catholics believe and why, so adults can come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. Not a video lecture, Church history nor scripture study, this engaging and interesting formation program uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teachings of the Church.

This study takes each student of CATHOLICISM deeper into the Faith through ten lessons, each corresponding to an episode of the DVD series:

  1. Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man
  2. Happy Are WE: The Teachings of Jesus
  3. The Ineffable Mystery of God: That Than Which Nothing Greater Can Be Thought
  4. Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary, the Mother of God
  5. The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul and the Missionary Adventure
  6. A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church
  7. Word Made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven. The Mystery of the Church’s Sacraments and Worship
  8. A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints
  9. The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit
  10. World Without End: The Last Things

Each lesson provides a commentary on the theological content of each episode, plus “Questions for Understanding” which incorporate references from Scripture and from the Catechism of the Catholic Church to build on topics featured in the series. Then “Questions for Application” help us reflect on how Father Barron’s message is relevant to our own life and experience.

  • Starting date: September 2016
  • Meeting Day: To be determined
  • Time: To be determined
  • Location: To be determined
  • Book & material fee: To be determined
  • Free Coffee!!

Come for One Lesson (usually 3-5 sessions) or the entire 10 Lesson Series.


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


Echoes of Encouragement

Contact: Amanda Johnson

LOOKING FOR A SMALL FAITH GROUP to Share Prayers and Discuss Scriptures?

Our group, Echoes of Encouragement, has been meeting for ten years, and we would like to add new members. The group currently includes women from many different walks of life and different ages. We meet every other Wednesday evening, including occasionally for a pot luck dinner.

  • Meeting Date: Alternating Wednesdays
  • Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room 153


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