Adult Faith Formation

 

Organization Mission:

Mary Queen of Peace values the on-going formation of all parishioners, no matter their age. Understanding both the human desire for relationship and the ultimate end of that desire (God), there are a variety of Adult Faith Formation opportunities offered throughout the year. These opportunities provide practical spiritual formation, intellectual formation in the teachings of the Catholic faith, and a community striving together to live out our shared call of discipleship.

 

Grounded: Are you grounded in the Truths of our faith? If you want to learn more and grow in your understanding of our beautiful Catholic faith, please join us for coffee and conversation with Father Craig every third Wednesday of the month in the O'Toole Room. In these conversations, Father Craig explains and discusses the teachings of the Church, 7:15 a.m. - 8 a.m.  Please note that during Advent and Lent, we will meet every Wednesday. Please join us!

 

Drop-Off/Drop-In: All parishioners are invited for a monthly coffee (September - May) and conversation with other parishioners about our faith. Join us after you drop off your children for school or before you start your day and see that you are not alone and that we are blessed with a vibrant community of persons who seek to deepen and grow in their faith. We will meet monthly on Wednesdays in the Lubeley Room. Drop in for coffee anytime after 7:30 a.m., conversation 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Hope you can join us!

 

Made for More Speaker Series: All men and women are made in the image and likeness of God and all share an inherent dignity as His beloved sons and daughters - and we are made for so much more than the world can ever offer us. Join us for this monthly speaker series to grow in your awareness of God's tremendous love for you. All talks begin at 7 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. in the Lubeley Room, September through May.

 

Beloved: Women's Faith Group: All women are invited to deepen their relationship with God and awareness of their inherent dignity and priceless worth as God's beloved daughters, created for mission and, like our Blessed Mother, called to love courageously. This is offered bi-monthly on Tuesdays. You may attend the morning session from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m., or the afternoon session, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lubeley Room.

 

Beloved: The Little Way in 90 Days: For 90 Days between New Year's and Easter, all women are invited to deepen their relationship with God by growing in their faith and by practicing spiritual and corporal acts of love, in order to be like Christ to each other. This offering compliments Men's Exodus 90 but the requirements are different. For information about this 90-Day challenge (which will begin January 20, 2025 and end at Easter, April 20, 2025).

 

Men's Exodus 90: Exodus 90 is a spiritual exercise for men based on Christ's roadmap to freedom: prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. It is rooted in the traditions of the early Church. Following the Exodus lifestyle, a fraternity of 6-8 men commits to a set structure of prayer and ascetic disciplines. These men are led by daily readings from the books of Exodus and Joshua, paired with daily reflections to keep them on the road to freedom.

 

Fr.  Craig's Bible Study: All men and women are invited to Father Craig's Bible Study, every Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Lubeley Room. Join Father Craig as he unpacks the Sunday readings and delves deeper into the truths of who Jesus is, what He said and what that means for each of us.

 

The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study: Study. Connect. Transform. These words describe the mission of The Cornerstone Catholic Scripture Study. We invite you to join us for the continuation of our study of Prophets of the Old Testament. This study is for adults who wish to deepen their faith through an increased knowledge of the inspired Word of God which can transform your heart and mind. Weekly meetings will be held from January 11 - April 11 at 7:00pm in Mary Queen of Peace Cafeteria. Prior attendance is not a requirement. For more information visit our website at www.thecornerstonescripturestudy.org or call Tina Tlapek at 314-753-8097 or email tlapekmmt@gmail.com.

 

Lending Libraries: If you would like to do deeper and learn more about our faith and Catholic spirituality, please feel free to borrow a book from the bookshelves in the Church (in the vestibule and bride's room), as well as our new Little Libraries on the playground and on the driveway in front of Church. Our library contains many spiritual classics as well as contemporary, well-known authors.  Come and see for yourself - the cost is free!

 

    

 

 

     

                                            

 

    

 

                                         

 

    
 


 

 

Contact

Mary Burke
Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation
314-962-2311
mburke@mqpwg.org

Faith Formation Opportunities

Resources

Websites:

Ascension Press

Father Mike Schmitz's Bible in a Year, Catechism in a Year, and homilies; Father Mark Toups; and numerous videos and podcasts by renowned Catholic speakers and authors.

Formed 

All parishioners have free access to this website which contains excellent video content to help you grow in your faith - Bible Studies, Faith Formation, the Sacraments, Youth Programs, Family Programming, the Saints, the Search and so much more.

SEEK24 Replay

Listen to the excellent talks given at this year's SEEK24 conference held in St. Louis and sponsored by FOCUS.

 

Apps:

Discerning Hearts

A free app containing numerous podcasts about Spiritual Formation, Daily Lectio Divina and Examen, Prayers and Devotionals, Church History and Apologetics, Catholic Social Teaching, and Scripture Studies.

Hallow

Catholic Prayer and Meditation app.

Laudate

A comprehensive and popular Catholic app that offers daily Mass readings, liturgy of hours, rosary, prayers, Bible, catechism, confession, and more.

 

Daily Reflections:

Magnificat

Monthly magazine with daily readings, daily meditations, and articles.

The Word Among Us Press

Monthly magazine that offers daily meditations based on the Mass readings of the Catholic Church, inspirational essays, stories of the saints, and more.