Faith Formation are our programs for the on-going spiritual and faith development of our parishioners, including Catholic Doctrine, sacrament preparation and Bible Study.

“Adult faith formation, by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study, must be “the central task in the catechetical enterprise,” becoming “the axis around which revolves the catechesis of childhood and adolescence as well as that of old age.”

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, #5

Recognizing that Adult Faith Formation is an indispensable part of evangelization, Immaculate Conception Catholic community began a reinvigoration of Adult Faith Formation over the past year. Our goal is to nurture a culture of mature adult discipleship that is a living, fruitful and explicit profession of faith. Those who wish to evangelize must first commit themselves to growth and maturity in their own life of faith so that the truth they communicate remains authentic and convincing, rooted and grounded in Christ (Eph 3:17). Our integrated Adult Faith Formation program proceeds on two major levels: spiritual development and intellectual/personal development.

Our ministries and organizations periodically sponsor other speakers and programs, so keep an eye on this area for specific offerings.

 

Our Newly Re-Named Adult Formation Seasonal Series!!

Fr. Ben’s “SPIRITUAL TOOLBOX”  October 6 10-10:50 am Parish Center

 STARING INTO THE ABYSS OF SUFFERING: A Missionary of the Blood of Christ Looks for God in Auschwitz-Birkenau

When one stares into the abyss of suffering that is Auschwitz-Birkenau, you are immediately drawn into a depth of silence like none other you have ever experienced.  But from within this black hole of silence, questions erupt and force their way through this seemingly impenetrable darkness:  “How can we speak of God in light of such unspeakable tragedy and inhumanity? In other words, “Where are you God?” Or perhaps echoing the cry of the Crucified One, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Fr. Ben shares some halting images and thoughts from his experience of visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau during the XXI General Assembly of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood.

ANNUAL FALL MORNING of REFLECTION for LITURGICAL MINISTERS

Saturday, October 12  Begins with 9 am Mass & Concludes at 11:30 am

ALL LITURGICAL MINISTERS (Sacristans, Ushers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar Servers, & Music Ministers) are invited to join together for our ICC Fall Morning of Reflection in honor of your time and commitment.

Our Pastor, Fr. Ben will present the following for our reflection and conversation:

“THE MASS IS ENDED!”…NOW WHAT?    What Sunday has to do with the Other Six Days of the Week

Return of the Brown Bag Book Cafe! Tuesday, October 15 11:30-12:30 pm Parish Center

The first selection of the new year!  Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasping of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost its meaning and her longings for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of “active waiting.”