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St. Martha Adult Faith Formation

Our SMAFF website is here because...

...In 1999, the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops authored a pastoral plan for adult faith formation in the United States entitled, " Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us." It made clear a new priority for adult faith formation:

...adult faith formation is essential to who we are and what we do as Church, and must be situated not at the periphery of the Church's educational mission but at its center .

...a comprehensive, multi-faceted, and coordinated approach to adult faith formation is necessary. Parish leaders need to provide a variety of learning activities and resources to meet the needs of parishioners.

...Every Church ministry will be energized through a dynamic ministry of adult catechesis.

...The parish places adult catechesis at the center of its stated mission and goals, and it promotes the importance of adult faith formation at every opportunity.

The Adult Faith Formation Team at St. Martha is putting into action the Bishop's call to make a comprehensive adult formation program available to its parishioners and...

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We, the community of Sts. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, Friends of Jesus Catholic Parish, are committed to our baptismal covenant with Jesus Christ. This covenant is manifested in our worship, evangelization, education, stewardship, service and our commitment to live as a community of faith:

We...

...center our parish life on Christ, Scripture, and the celebration of the Sacraments in joyous worship and prayerful reflection of His love and mercy.

 

 

... come together as community of faith, in a spirit of hospitality and loving care, to serve one another in times of need and to share in the joys and struggles of everyday life in Christ.

 
 

... provide all members of our diverse community the opportunity for spiritual growth through faith formation and the sharing of the richness of our Catholic tradition .

 
 

...as stewards of God's gifts, share generously of our time, talent, and treasure within our community and extend that care to others in fulfilling the mission of the Church in the world.

 

 

Welcome to Sts. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus, Friends of Jesus Parish!

 
 
 
 


 

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