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Adult Formation

Adult Spiritual Formation

SACRAMENT PREPARATION

Baptism Classes
If you would like to sign up for Baptism class, please visit the Baptism Information page for more information.

Matrimony
If you would like more information about the sacrament of Matrimony or would like to schedule a wedding, please visit the Matrimony Information page.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
If you would to sign up for RCIA, please visit the RCIA Program page for more information.

BIBLE STUDIES

St. Patrick Parish and Shrine offers several Bible studies at various times and other ways to foster adult spiritual growth.

8-Week Bible Study
Is a program that introduces Catholics to Scripture and makes the Bible approachable by explaining the overarching narrative story of salvation and shows how the various books fit together to get that story across. Once a person understands the “narrative thread” of the entire story, they are far better prepared to understand not just the individual parts, but also more complicated matters related to the Christian faith.

St. Patrick Shrine is offers an 8 week introduction to the Bible Timeline series a couple of times a year. This is a DVD series in which a very dynamic Jeff Cavins takes you through the bible in a way that is exciting and easy to understand. We try to schedule these meetings at a convenient time, usually between the Masses in the church on Sundays.

24-Week Bible Study
St. Patrick also offers a more in depth 24-week study, which is broken up in three phases for a total of 24-parts in a year. In this DVD series, Jeff Cavins goes into greater depth with more stories and theology in the time line. It is a bigger commitment, but well worth the effort.

  • Phase 1: Early World, Patriarchs, Egypt & Exodus
  • Phase 2: Desert Wanderings, Conquest & Judges, Royal Kingdom, Divided Kingdom, Exile
  • Phase 3: Return, Maccabean Revolt, Messianic Fulfillment, The Church

Gospel of Matthew – 24-Week Bible Study
What was Christ’s mission, really, and what does He mean when He talks about the “Kingdom of Heaven”? Join us for Matthew: The King and His Kingdom, a Bible study that dives into the personhood and kingship of Christ.

You will see Jesus as the awaited Messiah who fulfills the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament, establishes the New Law, and inaugurates the Kingdom of Heaven. Set in the rich context of Jesus’ life, Matthew shows us who Jesus is and what His life and teachings mean for us today.

If you have any questions or you are would like to sign up for the any of these Bible Studies, please contact the parish office.

ACTS – 20-Week Bible Study
 The Acts of the Apostles provides a historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament.  Paul's letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.

Book Studies with Padre Jeff

At various times throughout the year, Fr. Jeff shares reflections and spiritual guidance through book study discussions, including his own publications, such as, “New Adams New Eves in the Praying Hands of God for Nothing is Impossible for God,” which is a non-profit publication and publications authored by others. Click here to see the latest book study. If you have questions or would like more information about the book studies, contact the parish office.

Spiritual Retreats and Classes
At various times throughout the liturgical year, the parish holds different retreats for adults and young adults of all age groups, such as: Oremus, Discernment of Spirits, School of Virtue, Parent and Grandparent Day Retreat, Post Christmas Retreat at St. Ann’s Convent, Common Sense Parenting, just to name a few. Some are overnight retreats or a day, and some are a few hours. Check the events page of the website or watch the parish bulletin for upcoming events or contact the parish office.

ADULT FORMATION ENROLLMENT

 If you have any questions or you are would like to sign up for any of the adult formation or Bible study classes, you may Register on-line; contact the parish office.  There may be a textbook fee associated with the Bible Study class.  To enroll, just complete the enrollment form, then a confirmation will be sent to you.  Then send in your *payment, if required to the parish via one of the following methods:

  • In person during the secretary's office hours 9am - 5pm Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri & 9-11am Sat
  • Place in the Parish Office drop box
  • Mail it to: Adult Formation Classes, St. Patrick Church, 3285 Mills Rd., Taylor Mill, KY  41015
  • Bring it to class with you

*No one is ever denied the chance to heal, grow and practice their faith, because of financial difficulties.  This concern should not be an influence in a person's decision to enroll in a class.  If you have questions please contact the Parish Office.

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ENROLLMENT

Adult Class