Adult Faith Formation
Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?
Do you experience something missing in your faith life and seek a spiritual home to call your own? Were you Baptized in another Christian tradition and want to learn more about becoming Catholic? Were you Baptized as a Catholic but never celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation or Eucharist and now want to be fully initiated? Or perhaps you are married to a Catholic (or plan to marry one) and just want to learn more about your (future) spouse's beliefs and practices.
St. Stephen parish offers the opportunity to explore and respond to these questions and life circumstances. The process described in The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) enables one to ask questions and discern how God might be calling to you in your faith journey. Our parish will be offering RCIA sessions on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 8pm at our parish office beginning in October. You will be welcomed into full communion with the church at the Easter Vigil (Saturday service the night before Easter). If you are unsure whether or not this may be the year for you, join us for the first few sessions.
Contact Brittany Renne in the Office of Faith Formation Office at 616.243.8998 for more information. We can't wait to start this journey with you!
Adult Faith Formation Opportunities
St. Stephen parish offers a variety of adult faith formation opportunities, including...
This new documentary series from Fr. Barron tells us what the "New Evangelization" is and than takes us on a fasinating tour to witness examples of new ardor, new expressions and new methods of evangelization in avtion. For more information please contact Hank Milanowski.
Thinking of Becoming Catholic?
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming Catholic? Our parish will be offering RCIA sessions (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) on an agreed upon weekday evening from 7p to 8p in the Parish Office beginning in October. If you are insure whether or not this is the year for you to join in full communion with the Church, please come to our first few sessions. We personalize our sessions based on your spiritual need, so ask questions, get some information, and make a life-changing choice! For more information, please contact Brittany Renne at 616-243-8998 ext 205 or via e-mail moc.hsirapnehpetsts@ennerb.
Thursday Nov. 30th 6:30am-8:30am. Come join the women of St. Stephen Parish for a evening of prayer and fellowship. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. We hear from a special guest speaker. Contact Brittany if you have any questions.
On Fridays evenings during Lent, parishioners enjoy a simple supper of soup and bread following the Stations of the Cross at 6:00 pm. Each week a different group of the parish provides several pots of delicious vegetarian soup. Afterwards, participants reflect on a topic of interest for about an hour to grow in their faith and deepen their experience of the Lenten season.
Groups meet on different days and times throughout the year. New members are always welcome! If you would be interested in forming a new group, please contact the Faith Formation Office. An evening meeting time would be especially helpful! Please see below for more informatoin about current Bible Studies being held at St. Stephen.
For more information on any of the above or if you would like to be involved in adult faith formation in another way, please contact Brittany Renne in the Office of Faith Formation Office at 616.243.8998.