Adult Spiritual Growth

Ongoing faith formation through prayer, study, action

Living out our Baptismal promise, through prayer, study and action

 

Holy Cross encourages ongoing spiritual growth for adult members of the parish and others in the community interested in learning about Catholic Christian spirituality.

Opportunities are offered for prayer outside of Mass, a Book Club, ongoing faith formation and fellowship. Programs are typically arranged by the Holy Cross Spirituality Committee, Deacon Phil Rzewnicki, the Young Adult ministry (for those ages 18 to 45 or so), Senior Striders (for those age 65 and up), and other ministry leaders in the parish. These events support ongoing enrichment of faith through reading, discussion, prayer and other opportunities. Events along with contact information and program details are posted as they become available to the Special Events calendar on the Holy Cross website.

SPIRITUALITY

  • Centering Prayer | Tuesdays, 6:30 PM
  • Eucharistic Adoration | Wednesdays, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
  • Rosary Prayer Group | Wednesdays, 10:30 AM (Library)
  • Parents’ Prayer Group (parents with youth in Holy Cross’s faith formation program)
  • Stations of the Cross and Benediction | 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent (adults and children)
  • Parish Revival | Check our Special Events Calendar for announcements about upcoming revivals and other special programs. 

HOLY CROSS BOOK CLUB

The parish’s Spirituality Committee periodically arrangements opportunities for all adults in the parish to grow in understanding and spiritual maturity through reading and discussion of faith-based books.

Our Fall 2018 Book Club begins Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m. We will be reading Tattoos on the Heart, by Fr. Doyle. View details and register here.

Following are previoius books we have read and discussed:

  • “The Interior Castle,” by St. Teresa of Avila
  • “Simplicity,” by Fr. Richard Rohr

ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Recent studies:

  • “True Reformers: Saints of the Catholic Reformation,” a video series by Lighthouse Catholic Media
  • “Catholicism,” a video series by Fr. Barron
  • “A Quick Journey through the Bible,” a video and text series by Jeff Gavins, Tim Gray and Sarah Christmyer

Send suggestions to Deacon Phil Rzewnicki, facilitator of adult faith formation programs, in coordination with Jeantta Hopkins, Holy Cross director of faith formation.

SEASONAL SPIRITUALITY

LENT:

  • Small Group discussions were held during Lent in 2018, using the "Live Lent' series. C
  • Resources were provided online for focused prayer and discussion among members of households
  • Personal prayer and reflection booklets were made available to the parish for personal use

ADVENT

  • Resources were provided online for focused prayer and discussion among members of households
  • Advent wreath materials and information is made available for purchase, for household use (beginning December 2018)

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Several Holy Cross ministries provide opportunities for adults to explore topics related to peace, justice and human concerns, and to enjoy fellowship and faith-centered entertainment. These will be posted here and in the parish’s online Special Events calendar, and the bulletin as they become available.  

 

 

 

 

Some approach spirituality as the wholehearted living of Christian faith, creed, moral code, and worship. Others consider it to be humanity’s innate reaching for self-transcendence and for ultimate meaning. Some insist that it must include a God-centered struggle for justice. But for almost everyone, spirituality implies a direct relationship with God. (Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, paper on an ecological spirituaity.)

Our mission is to enable all youth and adults in our parish community to understand and live a rich faith live rooted in Catholic traditions and practices.

For adults exploring Catholicism or a return to the Catholic faith: 

RCIA AND LANDINGS

Adults interested in becoming Catholic or returing to the Catholic Church are welcome to join us for our informal adult spirituality growth opportunities, and also to participate in our sacramental preparation programs: RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) and Landings (for those returning to active membership in the Catholic Church). 

For our youth:

View a complete overview of our youth programs in the Faith Formation section of our website. 

Meet our Spirituality

Committee Members

  • Vera Alston
  • Laurence Batterson
  • Eric Crump, Chairperson
  • Sara Reams
  • Anna Rzewnicki
  • Phil Rzewnicki
  • Joe Spina
  • Ava Thompson

This committee is currently in the midst of leadership transition. If you are interested in joining the Spirituality Committee, contact Deacon Phil Rzewnicki

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