The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity,
enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel.

Faith formation helps adults make "a conscious and firm decision to live the gift and choice of faith through membership in the Christian community."
                                      ~excerpted from Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States

Bible Study

Little Rock Scripture Study

  • A ministry of the Diocese of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • In partnership with Liturgical Press since 1974
  • Introduced at our parish in 2010

Varying topics are offered twice annually.  Its four basic elements are:

Daily Personal Study
The Weekly Small Group Meeting
The Wrap-up Lecture
Conversational Prayer *
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The Bible’s staying power is rooted in God’s desire to speak to our hearts.
Consider growing in your personal knowledge of Him while experiencing a greater sense of Christian community in the process.
No prerequisites and all are welcome.

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Pilgrim People

Our current 10-week study is entitled “First Corinthians” incorporating an introductory session and nine lessons.
September 23 November 26, 2019
Monday evenings: 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday mornings: 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Meetings take place in Room 101- 102 of the O'Connor Center
First Corinthians deals with divisions in the believing community at Corinth and the harm that they inflict on 'the body of Christ.' Paul also deals with many individual ethical problems in the community of which he has become aware through letters and contacts. Paul instructs the community concerning true wisdom; the sin of idolatry; the Lord's Supper; the role of God's ministers; the supreme importance of love; gifts of the Spirit; and the nature of the resurrection. The community of Corinth could easily be our own—struggling for unity in the midst of conflict, and discovering weaknesses and strengths. In this study, Paul invites you to find unity in the Gospel message.
There is a $30 materials fee which is to be paid the 1st day of class. Cash or check accepted.
Click here to Register online. 
Registration forms are also available for print-out here, in the Church vestibule and in the Rectory office. 
Completed registration forms can be delivered to either location or to the opening session facilitator.

For more information, please contact the Rectory at (203) 637-3661

Study Series OPEN TO ALL!

Book Discussion

Can thoughtful reading adjust our thinking, inform our faith and assist us in talking from topics from different perspectives while really listening to an opposing view?
Using guided questions, we will discuss insights discovered in each book and explore how we are inspired and/or challenged.
Come to all sessions or just one or two.
 Lori Wilson to register.
Each participant purchases their own book.
Our next meeting is October 30 - 9:00 – 10:30 AM in Room 204. 
The Universal Christ How a Forgotten Reality can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe, by Richard Rohr

The Cost of Compassion

Father Richard Rohr asks readers to broaden their ideas of “Christ” beyond the physical person of Jesus.  As he states in one of the early chapters, “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name.  Rohr’s central assertion seems to be that we recognize Christ in the Bible – and in the world – as both part of the person of Jesus but also as someone/something that pre-dates Jesus and is larger than the person of Jesus. This recognition then changes how we see not only issues of faith but also one another and all examples of creation.

Upcoming Discussions:

November 20, 7 – 8:30 PM:  Gratefulness:  The Habit of a Grace filled Life, by Susan Muto

January 22, 9 --10:30 AM:     In Praise of the Useless Life:  A Monk’s Memoir, by Brother Paul Quenon OCSC

February 12, 7 -- 8:30 PM:   The works of Mercy, by Pope Francis

March 18, 7 -- 8:30 PM:       Four Scraps of Bread, by Magda Hollander Lafon and Anthony T. Fuller

April 22, 9 --10:30 AM:        The time is Now: A Call to Uncommon Courage, by Sr. Joan Chittister

May 20, 7 -- 8:30 PM:         The Ninth Hour, by Alice McDermott

Walking With Purpose
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 Online registration is now open!
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Women, would you like to have a better understanding of your faith and learn more about God? Are you stretched and would like a way to refuel and be refreshed while making authentic connections with others? If so, we invite you to consider joining Walking With Purpose (WWP), a Catholic bible study for women. Through personal study and small group discussions, WWP helps link our everyday challenges to solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Church.

WWP is offered on Thursdays from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and Saturdays from 9:30-11:00 AM, from early October through late April. We do not meet during holidays or school vacations.

Interested in learning more? Feel free to Molly Zola or Jill Vollmer.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is for anyone who is seeking a deeper connection with God.  The Director assists the individual in developing the skills needed to recognize the presence of God in their life.  A spiritual director is a companion who aids in listening for the movements of the Sacred and helps a person pay attention to God’s personal communication, respond, grow in intimacy with God, and live out the invitations that emerge from that relationship.

Spiritual Direction

If you are interested in exploring Spiritual Direction, please  Lori Wilson or call her at or 203-637-3661 X328 or 914-837-0199.

Becoming a Catholic (RCIA)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Periodically we receive inquires from baptized Christians we are interested in entering the full communion of the Catholic Church or who would like to know what the requirements are to become a Catholic.  We also have requests from unbaptized persons who would like to be baptized.

If you, or a member of your family or a friend, fit in one of these categories, please contact Deacon Renato Berzolla at 203-912-5777 for additional information.