St. Jane Parish Adult Faith Formation aims to faithfully witness and share the word of life about Christ so that Catholics can experience Christ more deeply in their faith in their daily journey. Through catechesis, we hope to nourish and strengthen adults so that they may enjoy a life long conversion while becoming more mature in their faith. This conversion should overflow from individual adults to their families, to their work places, to the Church, and to every public forum.
LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY
Each Fall, Saint Jane Frances Parish offers a program to study scripture. Over the past years, the Little Rock Scripture Study has been used. This program consists of daily personal reflection, weekly small group sharing, a weekly lecture (video) and prayer. The method is designed to create a balance between learning about the Bible and applying the Bible to our daily lives.
The Little Rock Scripture Study appeals both to those who have never studied the Bible before and to those who have been reading the Bible for quite a while. Each participant receives both a study guide and a commentary for the Scripture studied in a particular year. These are available for purchase in the parish office. Cost is $12.00. Meetings are held on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Monsignor Gobitas Meeting Room.
The next study "Women in the New Testament" will be held for eight consecutive weeks and begin on Monday evening, September 24, 2012. Enter into discussion and prayer about expectant faith, what it means to be touched by Jesus and the meaning of discipleship through the lives of the women who lived in the first generation of Christianity.
Father Robert Barron created this groundbreaking program as a thematic presentation of what Catholics believe and why, so all adults can come to a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith. Not a video lecture, Church History or Scripture Study, this engaging and interesting formational program uses the art, architecture, literature, music and all the treasures of the Catholic tradition to illuminate the timeless teaching of the Church.
This program is offered a few times during the year.
Cursillo is a Spanish word that means "short course"; the full title for Cursillo means "Short Course in Christianity". The objective of the weekend is to learn to live what is essentially a Christian life in friendship with Christ, self, and others. It is a weekend experience that begins on Thursday evening and ends on Sunday night. There are separate weekends for women and men. The weekends are given each year in the Spring and Fall. For more information, consult the Organizational Contacts List.
St. Jane Parish Library, which is located across from the chapel, is a resource center for the parish. A large variety of religious books are available to nourish your spirit and enhance your formation as a Catholic. Videos and DVDs are also available to use for your family or prayer group discussions.
The library is open during all weekend Masses, during Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and First Friday from 9 a.m. to midnight. For more information, consult the Organizational Contacts List.
Our parish retreat is a weekend away spent with Our Lord. It is run by our fellow parishioners and one of our priests, who serves as a spiritual director. It is a time for private prayer, listening to talks and discussions. The main focus of this once in a lifetime experience is to bring parishioners closer to Christ while also strengthening the community of our parish. It is usually held the first weekend in March. For more information, consult the Organizational Contacts List.
RETREAT WEEKENDS (ANNUAL)
Each year, two weekends are set aside at a local retreat house, one for the men and another for the women of the parish and the Easton area. Currently the retreats are held at St. Francis Retreat House (610-258-3053) in January. Watch the bulletin for news of these retreats. For more information, consult the Organizational Contacts List.