Adult Faith Formation
The mission of St. John's Adult Faith Formation ministry is to support our adult parishioners and their families in learning, living, and loving our Catholic faith by providing solid teaching, opportunities for communal prayer and fellowship, and faithful print and online resources.
For more information, please contact the parish office at (301) 373-2281.
Starting Fall 2021-22
The Book of Job
“I think Rene Girard will be appreciated as a kind of Church Father in the centuries to come. His ideas will shake your world,” says Bishop Robert Barron at the opening of his brief video introduction to Girard’s life and ideas.
This course introduces you to Rene Girard and his revolutionary ideas, with a particular emphasis on scapegoating as the satanic mechanism that keeps us enslaved to sin. We think we know all about the Book of Job, but are we sure? Could we be wrong? Girard’s bright light reveals things we have never seen before in the Book of Job and our own world too. Join us and read Job in a way that reveals evil’s mechanisms, then helps us escape its traps and bring the Kingdom of God into our world.
Facilitator: David Bizup
Nights: Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30pm
Location: St. Jude Room
Dates: 8 weeks, starting September 7th
Household Green Teams
Join us for a study on Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' "on care for our common home." This study is being organized to help individuals and families assess their environmental impact and develop individual actions to reduce our environmental impact and to reduce financial expenditures. The initial informational meeting will be in the Jude Rm at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Sep 16. The reference documents are online and will be linked below. Feel free to contact Mike Thompson with any questions.
Facilitator: Mike Thompson - mikeandbarbarat@gmail.....
Nights: Thursday, Sept 16th from 7:00-8:30pm.
Wednesday, October 13th from 7:00-8:30pm.
Future meeting dates/times TBD.
Location: St. Jude Room
Dates: starting September 16th
That Man is You
That Man is You! is an interactive men’s program that combines the latest findings of modern science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop authentic male leaders capable of transforming themselves, their families and greater society. Join us for coffee, fellowship and faith [Starting Sept 11th, Saturdays @ 6:00-7:30am, St. John’s Church Hall] All men are welcome. To learn more, visit tmiy.org, or email StJohnsTMIY@gmail.com with questions.
OTHER FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES:
Formed.org (St. John's parishioners can contact the parish office for our parish code for free access)
Theology over Dinner - Usually held on the last Thursday of the month at Ye Old Town Cafe, 22685 Washington St., Leonardtown, MD 20650, beginning with dinner at 6pm and a speaker at 7pm. Contact Doug Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the email distribution list.