Welcome to Adult Formation!

Register below for our Adult Formation events, or scroll down for more information about each of the events. We hope you will join us!

Catholicism: Going Deeper – Upcoming Mini-Series

On Wednesday eveings, participants gather in the chapel at 6:30pm for communal, Lectionary-based prayer until 6:50pm. “Going Deeper” participants will break out into their respective classes following prayer.
Some classes have a materials fee and require registration.

NEW! Purposeful Parenting
Purposeful Parenting Program

This exciting opportunity for parents with youth in grades 6 through 12 has suddenly become available and we want to share it with you! Space is limited to 6 families so register soon!

Dates: Wednesdays, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31 and 2/7 (four sessions)
Time: 7:00pm in the Siena Building
Cost: $20 per family which covers all program materials
For: Parents with a youth in grades 6 through 12. One or both parents are welcome.
Space is limited to six families so register today! Due to the progressive style of the course, participants must attend all four sessions: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, and 2/7.

Join Amy Werner, Certified Parent Coach, as she walks you and a small group of other parents through how to tackle the toughest parenting struggles.  In this four week workshop, you will develop a solutions-focused, proactive approach to eliminating the battles you fight daily with your children.  Come prepared with your current challenges in mind and be ready to create a plan unique to your family.  This workshop is designed to be interactive and collaborative. It allows parents to share ideas with each other while learning a four-step process to apply to parenting issues big and small throughout all stages of raising children.

Week One: Discover-So much energy goes into what is frustrating, broken, not working.  During week one participants will have opportunities to reframe their thinking and tease out the strategies already in place in their family that are working.  They will also learn that the focus is on modifying the parents’ behavior to precipitate the changes they are wanting to make in their children.

Week Two: Define-We often are clear about what we do not want but rarely take the time to explicitly define what it is we DO want.  During week two participants will define their overarching parenting goals, values and themes known as their Parenting Integrity.  They will apply this to defining their preferred family culture and creating their specific mission statement regarding the problem they are addressing.

Week three:  Design- “A goal without a plan is a just a wish”-Antoine de Saint Exupery. During week Three participants will set clear expectations with expressed consequences regarding the item they deemed the “biggest” problem.  They will evaluate how their unique family circumstances impact their expectations and ability to apply consequences.

Week four: DO! –As with most plans, on paper and reality do not always line up.During Week four participants will have the opportunity to evaluate how realistic and effective their Design plans were.  There will be opportunity to adjust the plans as well as share successes.  Finally, the group will review the four-step process and discuss how it will be applicable to future struggles.

About the Presenter – Amy Werner is a former elementary school teacher who spent more than a decade training teachers nationally in the social and emotional aspect of learning.  After becoming certified by the Parent Coaching Institute and Seattle Pacific University in 2012, Amy began her coaching practice here in Raleigh, working with parents who face struggles related to typical developmental milestones as well as behavioral health and educational diagnosis issues.  Amy has volunteered with the youth ministry program at St. Francis and has facilitated training for small group leaders. Most importantly, Amy is the mother of two young adults that have allowed her to experience all the joys and trials that most parents face.


The Gospel of Mark Scripture Study (morning & evening sessions)

Adult Formation: Going Deeper
The Gospel of Mark Scripture Study
Cost: $20 per person – includes journal and study guide
Ten sessions on Wednesdays

Daytime Series – In Padua Room from 10:00-11:30am. Refreshments available beginning at 9:30am. Presenter is Barbara Efird. Wednesdays – 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

Evening Series – In Siena Classroom Building, Room 754 from 7:00-8:30pm. Refreshments available beginning at 6:00pm in the Padua Room, Optional communal lectionary-based prayer from 6:30-6:50pm in the chapel. Presenter is Rich Zemonek.
Wednesdays – 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/15 (THURSDAY SESSION), 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21

The shortest of the four gospels, Mark is the earliest account of Jesus’ life. With no mention of Jesus’ infancy, Mark begins with Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan by John and climaxes with the announcement of his resurrection to the women at the tomb. Mark asks everyone to answer Jesus’ question, ‘Who do you say that I am?’ and challenges believers in every generation to accept the harsh reality of the cross. Mark, along with Matthew and Luke, is one of the synoptic gospels. It is the primary gospel of year ‘B’ in the Catholic Church’s liturgical cycle, the year that we are about to enter this Advent. Join us on this exciting journey! The materials we are using are from the Little Rock Scripture Study series.

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Catholicism 101: Exploring the Basics of our Faith


Join us on Wednesday evenings in the St. Mary of the Angels Chapel at 6:30pm for communal, Lectionary-based prayer followed by Catholicism 101 presentations.

Exploring the Basics (Click "+" for more info)

Catholicism: Exploring the Basics of our Faith Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Chapel September 13 through May 9

Do you ever wish you paid more attention in Sunday school or religion class when you were a child? Do you ever wonder why as Catholics we do certain things but felt too silly to ask? Do you have a desire to connect with other parishioners and talk about how to live your faith in our world? Are you looking for a better way to prepare yourself for Sunday Mass?

Join us as we explore the four pillars of our Catholic faith through prayer, music, Lectionary-based prayer, dynamic presentations, and small group discussion. Attend every week, or choose one of our mini-courses below!

9/13: Catholicism 101
9/20-10/4: Christian Prayer
10/11-11/15: Celebrating the Mystery (Sacraments)
11/29-12/20: Sacred Scripture
1/3-1/10: Our Creed
1/24-2/7: Christian Living and Social Justice
2/21-3/21: Lenten Series
4/4: All Are Welcome: Prayer & Fellowship
4/11-4/25: Mystagogy
5/2: Everything Catholic Q&A Panel
5/9: Mission: Discerning Our Gifts

Download the full schedule:  Adult Formation Topic Schedule for 2017-2018 

Questions?  Contact Jenn Fiduccia or call 919-847-8205 x238.


Click here to see our list of weekly resources for Adult Formation

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 10/15/17

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 10/817

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 10/1/17

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 9/24/17

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 9/17/17

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 9/10/17

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 9/3/17

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 8/27/17

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 8/20/17

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 8/13/17

Transfiguration – Year A – 8/6/17

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 7/30/17

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A 7/23/17

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 7/2/17

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 6/25/17

Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ – 6/18/17

5th Sunday of Easter – Year A – 5/14/2017

4th Sunday of Easter – Year A -75/6/2017

3rd Sunday of Easter – Year A – 4/30/17

2nd Sunday of Easter – Year A – 4/23/17

Palm Sunday – Year A – 4/9/17

5th Sunday in Lent – Year A – 4/2/17

4th Sunday in Lent – Year A – 3/26/17

3rd Sunday in Lent – Year A – 3/19/17

2nd Sunday in Lent – year A – 3/12/17

1st Sunday in Lent – Year A – 3/5/17

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 2/26/17

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 2/19/17

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 2/12/17

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 2/5/17

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 1/29/17

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 1/22/17

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A – 1/15/17

Epiphany – Year A – 1/8/2017

Christmas – Year A – 12/25/16

4th Sunday of Advent – Year A – 12/18/16

3rd Sunday of Advent – Year A – 12/11/16

2nd Sunday of Advent – Year A – 12/4/16

1st Sunday of Advent – Year A – 11/27/16