Adult Faith Formation

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Contact: Carrie Montemayor at cmontemayor@sjfay.com

Do you 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 through Easter and meet once a week in person, with occasional meetings on zoom. We offer a Tuesday evening group and a Friday daytime option, depending on need. Contact Carrie now for more details. 

An Introduction video to Catholic Liturgy

FORMED: 

Formed is a collection of Catholic content including Bible studies, apologetics, saint stories, children's programming, audio files and ebooks. St Joseph Fayetteville has purchased access for all in our community. To create your free FORMED account, visit www.formed.org

First-time user instructions:

  1. Select 'sign-up', then 'sign up as a parishioner'

  2. Search for St Joseph Fayetteville, 72701

  3. enter your name and email address

  4. open the email you receive and click on the link

 

Ananias & the Called and Gifted Program

Called & Gifted: Discerment of Charisms

Contacts: Kathleen Blessing kme.blessing@gmail.com

Darlene Martucci drmartucci@cox.net

David Lauderdale dlauderdale@mcelroy.com

Information Video: The world awaits your YES!

 

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. We have some groups meeting in person, some groups are meeting online only, and some groups are doing both!

 

Sunday Adult Faith Formation

Contact: Kristin & Jon Middaugh  at 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. We mirror the Children's Faith Formation schedule, so if you have children attending, we are a perfect place for you to grow your faith while your children learn.

·         Meeting Day: Sundays 

·         Time: 10:15-11:15 am.

·         In Person Room 225. Feel free to stop in!

·         Book & material fee: varies

Monday Evening Bible Study

Contact: Darlene Martucci at drmartucci@cox.net

All are welcome. This group meets in person Monday evenings during the school year. 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 229

·          Book & material fee: varies

Monday Night Women’s Book or Bible Study

Contact: Erin Pohlmeier  pohlmeiers@gmail.com

This women's group studies everything from Sacred Scripture to reflections from the Saints. At our meetings, we share with one another our thoughts, reflections, and questions on the week's material.  It is beautiful to see how the Holy Spirit speaks to us through each other!  Contact Erin for more details.

·         Time: 8:00-9:30 p.m.

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

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

·         Email Erin at pohlmeiers@gmail.com for more info

 

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

Contact: Anne Gisiger at anne.gisiger@gmail.com or Caron Davis at madavis43@icloud.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: 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

·         Location: Room 225

·         Journal & material fee: varies 

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

Contact Anne Gisiger at anne.gisiger@gmail.com  for more information

 

​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: varies 

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

·         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- contact Janet for zoom link

·         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.