Have you tried to pray more or read Scripture for Lent, only to fall short of your goal? A small group gives us supportive and encouraging communities that can make your Lent much more meaningful. There are no teachers in small groups. Trained students/parishioners facilitate conversations. The … [Read more...]
Adult Faith Formation Commission
Adult Faith Formation is concerned with the ongoing faith life of adults. It asks the question: What do adults within the parish community need in order to grow in their faith?
The goals of faith formation are: holiness of life (deepening of relationship with Christ in everyday life), active participation in the Christian community and service of God and neighbor.
In 1999, the U.S. Bishops identified six dimensions of adult faith, each of which they described as "a fundamental aspect of Christian life and a foundational content area for adult faith formation" (Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us, 90-96). Those dimensions are:
- knowledge of the faith
- liturgical life
- moral formation
- communal life
- outreach/social action.
The Adult Faith Formation Commission is concerned with the ongoing faith life of adults, encouraging deeper formation in one's faith with relevance to these 6 foundational areas. Recent focuses have been on exploring ways to pray and on practical ongoing ways to learn and grow as a disciple of Christ.
The AFF Commission has evening meetings, monthly, September to June. Current members are Carolyn Camerato, Kelly Dunn, Lorraine Fiore, Fr. Paul Kenney, SJ, Kathleen Logan-Prince, Alpheen Menachery, and our pastoral associate, Andrea Jackson. Email Andrea for more information or to join the commission.
Friday, November 2. All parishioners are invited to the Annual Day of Retreat and Renewal at Campion Center, 319 Concord Rd. Weston from 9am to 3pm. We are pleased that this year we will have a Campion Center Jesuit to be our Retreat Master. The theme is “How We Become Instruments & Witnesses to … [Read more...]
Bible Study for the Fall will be starting Tuesday Sept 18, 2018, from 9 - 11 a.m. at St. Julia Parish Hall (upstairs in the parish center). We will be studying “Panorama of the Old Testament” and “Pilgrim People”. A study set including a Study Guide will be provided. All are welcome! If you are … [Read more...]
"SILENCE" MOVIE VIEWING and Discussion: This past Lent, we read Shusaku Endo's classic novel, Silence, about 17th-c Jesuit martyrs in Japan. Whether you were able to take part in the book discussion or not, we now invite you to join us for a movie viewing of Scorcese's powerful ilm adaptation, … [Read more...]
Our parish is looking for a bright, new design for parish t-shirts to be used at various events throughout the year, such as the parish picnic, social nights, Generations of Faith, and much, much more! If you have artistic skills, the parish needs your help designing a shirt that is multi-purpose, … [Read more...]
During Lent, our parish will be offering a four-week book discussion on Shusaku Endo's classic novel, "Silence," about 17th-century Jesuit martyrs in Japan. Join us as we delve into questions of faith, mission, betrayal, forgiveness, political coercion, and the seemingly impenetrable silence of God … [Read more...]
Perhaps you’ve tried to pray more or study Scripture for Lent in the past, only to fall short of the goal despite your best efforts. But what if you had a supportive community this time? Join a small group and be encouraged this Lent. Meet weekly with fellow parishioners to connect deeply with God … [Read more...]
Explore God's Abundant Mercy at this spring's Generations of Faith, a faith formation experience for all ages. April 10, 12:15pm - 2:45pm Saint Julia Parish Center Hall Lunch included. Free of charge. Powered by Eventbrite … [Read more...]
This year, St. Julia Parish will be focusing on a particular Lenten theme, prayer. By means of invitations to hear speakers and panelists in a series on Sunday afternoons, through attention to prayer in homilies and at Mass, and with the help of written material to be made available, we will have … [Read more...]