Adult Faith Formation

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Contact: Carrie Montemayor at cmontemayor@sjfay.com

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, cmontemayor@sjfay.com or 479-442-0890 x244.  Starting the process does not require a commitment to become Catholic. It just opens the door.

RCIA sessions run from August 31, 2021 through Easter and meet once a week in person, with occasional meetings on zoom. The Tuesday evening group will meet from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. A daytime group will be available depending on need. Nursery will not be available this year. Contact Carrie now for more details. 

 

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. We have some groups meeting in person (masks optional but recommended), some groups are meeting online only, and some groups are doing both!

 

Called & Gifted: Discerment of Charisms

Contacts: Kathleen Blessing kme.blessing@gmail.com

Darlene Martucci drmartucci@cox.net

David Lauderdale dlauderdale@mcelroy.com

 

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. Check out this video to see more of what Called and Gifted is all about. 

Ananias Training:

This training seeks to help us become Ananias' to one another, within the Church and out in the world! (see Acts 9:10-19) You will learn to:

  • Recognize the stages of another's spiritual journey through compassionate listening:

  • Listen lovingly to their real questions and opinions about God in order to guide the discovery of how God is present and active in a person's life:

  • Talk about his or her relationship with God; share how he or she came to be a disciple of Jesus; and 

  • Share Jesus' story in response to the spiritual hunger of another. 

For more information on Called & Gifted or Ananias, contact Kathleen Blessing 479-236-0826; Darlene Martucci 479-466-0865 or by email at called.giftedarkansas@gmail.com

 

Adult Faith Formation & Bible Study groups

Please contact the group leader for more information and to register. Most groups meet during the school year, and break for the summer months. Several groups are planning to offer an online option due to Covid-19. At this time, childcare is unavailable.

 

Sunday Adult Faith Formation

Contact: Kristin & Jon Middaugh  

kristinmiddaugh@gmail.com

This group is a varied group of cradle Catholics and converts, as well as some non-Catholics. We select studies and books that help us continue to grow in and understand our Catholic faith. 

·         What: Lectio:Peter

·         Meeting Day: Sundays 

·         Time: 10:15-11:15 am.

·         In Person

·         Book & material fee: TBD

 

 

Monday Evening Bible Study

Contact: Darlene Martucci drmartucci@cox.net

All are welcome. This group meets in person Monday evenings during the school year, with an option to zoom in. We begin a new study in January and again in August or September.

·                         Meeting Day: Mondays

·                         Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

·                         In person: Room 225

·                         Online option: same day and time via Zoom

·                         Book & material fee: varies

Monday Night Women’s Book or Bible Study

Contact: Erin Pohlmeier  pohlmeiers@gmail.com

This year we will be offering both an in-person option and a Zoom option.  Contact Erin for more details!

·         TBD

·         Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.

·         Book & materials needed: bring your own Bible, pen & notebook.

·         In Person Meeting Day: Mondays at the Pohlmeier Home, outside when possible

·         Zoom Meeting Day: Wednesdays

Email Erin at pohlmeiers@gmail.com for more info

 

Tuesday Bible Study

Contact: Ria O’Neal at onealria@gmail.com

This group is currently meeting only via Zoom. We begin a new study each January and August or September. Come learn and grow with us!

·         Meeting Day: Tuesdays

·         Time: 10am-12pm.

·         Online only via zoom

·         Journal & material fee: varies

​ Contact: Ria O’Neal at onealria@gmail.com for more details or to register

 

Women's Bible Study

Contact: Carrie Montemayor at cmontemayor@sjfay.com

Saint Joseph’s Women’s Bible Study is a Catholic Bible 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.

·         Meeting Day: Wednesdays

·         Time: 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m.

·         Location: Room 225

·         Online option: meets on zoom at 10a.m.

·         Journal & material fee: varies 

https://study.ascensionpress.com/studies/49431/registrations/new 

Contact Carrie Montemayor at cmontemayor@sjfay.com for more information or Misty at msgy.272@gmail.com for the zoom link

 

​Cindy's Thursday Bible Study Group

Contact: Cindy Stophlet at ce.stophlet@gmail.com

Everyone is welcome, men, women, old, and young! We usually start a new study each fall and spring, going on break when school is out of session.

·         Meeting Day: Thursday mornings 

·         Time: 10 a.m.- noon

·         In person: Meeting in room 225

·         Online option: please contact Cindy if you prefer to meet online

·         Journal & material fee

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.

·         Meeting Day: Thursdays

·         Time: 10:00 a.m.- noon

·         Location: Chapel Side Room

·         Online option: please contact Concetta if you prefer to meet online

·         Journal & material fee: varies

To Christ through the Saints

Contact: Janet Fuller  jabjag@cox.net

All are welcome! We will be meeting only via zoom this semester. We select a new saint each month, reading some of that saint’s writings or writings about that saint. Each month, Janet will email the book/material to look over before discussion.

·         Meeting Day: First Friday (monthly September- May)

·         Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.

·         Online only

·         Book & material fee: almost always free

Natural Family Planning

Teaching Couples:

Jason and Erin Pohlmeier (513) 315-4016 pohlmeiers@gmail.com

Rich and Beth Oloffson (513) 288-0601 betholoffson@hotmail.com

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