Adult Faith Formation & Enrichment

A Lifelong Journey of Faith

At the Cathedral, our mission is to follow the way of the Lord Jesus as faithful disciples. We invite each man, woman, and child in our parish to begin the transformation from Church member by convention to Christian disciple by conviction. All genuine, Catholic reformation begins here: personal conversion to the Lord Jesus and fidelity to His Gospel. With Jesus Christ and the sacraments of His Church as our center, our goal is to encourage every parishioner of the Cathedral to enter a path of following Jesus through serious discipleship formation, spiritual growth, and Christian community. From Catholic Scripture study groups to book clubs, the Cathedral's Adult Enrichment Ministry assists adults during their spiritual journey.

Faith is faith precisely because we do not know, yet still believe. Recall Jesus' words to Thomas after the Resurrection. "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe" (John 20:29). Faith is not exclusively an intellectual exercise. Faith thrusts us into a lifelong and ongoing relationship with God. Even people engaged in deep, intimate human relationships wonder at times. But a couple can actually grow closer, their love deeper and more mature, after struggling through their doubts. Our doubts can be catalysts to a deeper relationship and closer union with God.

Lifelong formation is an integrated journey of the entire Catholic community in response to the baptismal call to holiness as members of the Body of Christ, the Church. The journey of lifelong formation:

  • Flows from the celebration of Sunday liturgy that inspires faithful living through proclamation of the Scriptures and nourishment in Eucharist.
  • Embraces the mission of Jesus Christ through a moral life of conversion, transformation, and discipleship in, with, and through Jesus Christ.
  • Is a growing awareness of God's self-revelation and our response, which often begins within a supportive environment of family and parish and which draws one more deeply into relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church
  • Seeks to understand and live the story and mission of Jesus, placing the Truths and Tradition of the Catholic Faith at the service of the common good.
  • Deepens the relationship with Jesus Christ through personal and communal prayer, leading one to embrace life with the mind and heart of Jesus Christ.
  • Expresses itself in a life of caring for others, especially the most vulnerable, and working for justice for and in solidarity with the oppressed and marginalized.
  • Promotes a missionary spirit which inspires the faithful to evangelize inactive Catholics, alienated Catholics, and those without a faith community.

Faith Formation Opportunities for Adults

The Cathedral provides a variety of faith enrichment opportunities for adults, including Scripture Study classes, Catechism discussions, Catholic themed book clubs, instruction for adults interested in becoming Catholic (RCIA), and classes for baptized Catholics who need to complete the Sacraments of Initiation.  What better way is there to model the importance of faith development to our children than to seek continued faith development as an adult?

 


 

Formation Resources


Adult Scripture Study

Young Adult Ministry

Becoming Catholic

Confirmation for Adults

Catholics Come Home 

 

Upcoming Dates


Sep 24

Adult Faith Enrichment - Sunday Session (Queen of Heaven Study)

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Adult Faith Enrichment - Sunday Session (Queen of Heaven Study)
Time: Sunday, 10:00 AM
Location: Family Life Center - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  Queen of Heaven: Mary’s Battle for Souls An 8-week study with video lectures by Leonardo Defilippis and Fr. Patrick Winslow Embark...
Sep 27

RCIA Classes

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

RCIA Classes
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Location: Great Hall - Family Life Center
  The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is a formation program for adults interested in becoming Catholic. If one has not been baptized, the...
Sep 28

Adult Faith Enrichment - Morning Session (Queen of Heaven Study)

Thursday, 1:00 PM

Adult Faith Enrichment - Morning Session (Queen of Heaven Study)
Time: Thursday, 1:00 PM
Location: Family Life Center - Meeting Room - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  Queen of Heaven: Mary’s Battle for Souls An 8-week study with video lectures by Leonardo Defilippis and Fr. Patrick Winslow September...
Sep 28

Adult Faith Enrichment - Evening Session (The Pivotal Player)

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Adult Faith Enrichment - Evening Session (The Pivotal Player)
Time: Thursday, 7:00 PM
Location: Family Life Center - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  Catholicism: The Pivotal Players Study Enjoy a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars...
Oct 1

Adult Faith Enrichment - Sunday Session (Queen of Heaven Study)

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Adult Faith Enrichment - Sunday Session (Queen of Heaven Study)
Time: Sunday, 10:00 AM
Location: Family Life Center - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  Queen of Heaven: Mary’s Battle for Souls An 8-week study with video lectures by Leonardo Defilippis and Fr. Patrick Winslow Embark...
Oct 4

RCIA Classes

Wednesday, 7:00 PM

RCIA Classes
Time: Wednesday, 7:00 PM
Location: Great Hall - Family Life Center
  The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is a formation program for adults interested in becoming Catholic. If one has not been baptized, the...

 

 

Parish Office

1621 Dilworth Road East
Charlotte, NC  28203
Phone: (704) 334-2283
Fax: (704) 377-6403
 

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