"Every disciple of the Lord Jesus shares in [Christ's] mission. To do their part, adult Catholics must be mature in faith and well equipped to share the Gospel... They must be women and men of prayer whose faith is alive and vital, grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of Jesus." - U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us no. 2.
There are a number of opportunities for adult faith formation at St. Pius X.
Bible Study: Our Bible study offers a faithful and well-research presentation of Scripture and opportunities for discussion, meditation, and fellowship. Participants periodically select the book of the Bible for study beforehand. Join in at any time. According to St. Jerome, "Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ." Check the bulletin for the updated study times.
Special-topic Series: Periodically, we will announce multiple-week adult-oriented studies on special faith topics. In the past, our sessions have included the Catholicism Series, the Biblical Walk Through the Mass, and faith video nights. Watch the bulletin for announcements.
Talks on CD from Lighthouse Catholic Media: Catholic talks on CD are available for $3 each at the side entrance of the church. They are on a variety of special topics selected by parishioners, and you can listen at your own convenience and then pass them on to others who might benefit. If you would rather subscribe directly to Lighthouse Media's service, follow this link: http://stpiusxgetzville.org/Lighthouse-Media.htm
Family Advent & Lent Retreat: These are offered annually and include a speaker for adults on preparing for the liturgical season.
RCIA: Sessions are held weekly for adults who are interested in becoming Catholic. Sessions focus on discussions on the readings from each Sunday Mass and related teachings from the Catechism.
For information on specific events, please watch the bulletin, or contact the Faith Formation office at 688-5417.