Adult Faith Formation
The Adult Faith Formation Program plans and implements opportunities to help adult parishioners deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith. Through these opportunities, parishioners can experience a deepening in their faith and encounter with God and neighbor.
The goal of the Adult Faith Formation Program is to assist in the whole formation of body, mind and spirit. Current programs for individuals and groups include catechesis, scripture (Bible) study, marriage and family enrichment, book discussions, spiritual direction, evangelization, and retreats and pilgrimages.
Parishioners are encouraged to contact the Religious Ed Office 717-235-2439 for more information and if they would like to host an organized small group.
Upcoming Programs & Events
Walking With Purpose
Open House August 10th, 7-8pm
Are you a woman who is longing for connecting with other women to explore your Catholic faith? Seeing how the Scriptures apply to your everyday life? Walking with Purpose invites all women to journey through Scripture together and build relationships that matter! Join us for Walking with Purpose starting at St. John's in September. Click here to visit St. John's Walking With Purpose webpage.
What is Walking with Purpose?
Adore Advent Host Family Sign-up
"Every season of Advent is full of the opportunity of living a deeper life."
If you would like to host a video and discussion group in your home this Advent, check out the engaging program we will be using in the video below. Participant sign-ups will be held in November.
Contact the Religious Ed office with any questions.
Adore: Advent Reflections with Fr. John Burns--4 Sessions
Choose from various Small Group times - daytime and evenings. Nov. 27 - Dec. 21, 2022.
You have a choice this Advent: Get "wrapped up" in the annual rush of shopping, decorating, and parties or slow down—in just a few minutes each day to remember who this season is really about—Jesus. In this Advent video series, popular author and speaker Fr. John Burns will help you regain the holy habit of longing and joyful hope at the heart of Advent. Focusing on a new theme each week—vigilance, preparation, nearness, and Emmanuel—Fr. John will guide you to foster these joy-filled themes in your own life. Each day you’ll journey deeper into the meaning of Advent.
If you enjoy journaling, an optional journal is available for you to purchase here.
Pre-registration and Host Families Needed!!!
Registration and $5 to participate is due by November 14th. Contact the Religious Ed Office to sign up. 717-235-2439 or email@example.com.
Questions: Contact the Religious Ed Office.
Future Pilgrimages may include Emmitsburg, the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, MD, Padre Pio Shrine in Wash. Twp., PA.
Pilgrimage noun - a journey by a person or group, especially to a shrine or a sacred place, for spiritual enlightenment or deeper understanding of their beliefs.
More Opportunities and Resources
Catechesis: Growing in Knowledge
(The Sacraments and Beyond)
Three Ways of Handing on the Faith
- Scripture (Bible Study)
- Tradition with a Capital "T" Studies
- Magisterium Studies
Books of the Bible
- Divine Mercy
- Works of Mercy
Mary and the Saints
Adult Faith Parish Programs & Resources
Bible Study for Families
Religious Education Department
Sr. Jane Keller, Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Ferg, Adult Faith Formation Coordinator
Mrs. Belinda Siperko, Admin. Assistant - email@example.com