Adult Faith Formation

The goal of formation of any kind is to grow in understanding, integration and practice.

Catholic Adult Faith Formation seeks the same. As Catholic Christians, we need to grow in both human and Christian maturity.

These are accomplished when all the dimensions of adult life are embraced and lived

- for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service and concern for the common good.

This 'learning' really never ends.  We will only know fully when God calls us home.

How can you enrich your own faith journey???



here at St. Francis is growing and evolving.

Here's what we currently offer...


Adult Bible Study -

We offer Two Bible Studies -  

                                         Psalms:  The School of Prayer


                                     Session One

                                   Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30am in Meeting Room A - 103

                                         Starting January 14, 2020 ending March 24, 2020

                                         Sign up at the following link - 


                                          OR contact Kathy Schmidt @231-499-9507

                                             Session Two

                                         Thursdays from 6:30-8:00pm in Meeting Room A - 103

                                         Starting January 30, 2020 ending April 16, 2020

                                          No Session on Holy Thursday, April 9

                                         Sign up at the following link - 


                                          OR contact Cheryl Lee -231-947-4620 ext. 222                    

                                        Great Adventure Bible Timeline:  The Story of Salvation

                                         TOGETHER IN FAITH - Fridays Sept. 13, 2019 - March 27, 2020

                                              - Men's Gathering - 6:00am - 7:45am in the Franciscan room

                                              - All Are Welcome - 9:15am - 11:00am in the Franciscan room

                                          Sign up at the Welcome Center or

                                               contact Richard Lewis @ 231- 883-8162

Coming Soon - Lent 2020

No Greater Love - A Biblical Walk Through Christ's Passion

Wednesdays in Lent

starting March 4, 2020

Wednesday Night Adult Faith Formation


Adult Faith Formation Topic Nights -   Starting Wednesday, October 2, 2019, then every first and third Wednesday of every month, Adult Faith Formation based on a topic and or series will be held from 6:00-7:00pm.  All Adults are very welcome to attend. 

This AFF series will be strongly encouraged for parents of children in Childrens Faith Formation and Sacrament Preparation!

Topics in this series will include Theology of the Body for Everyone; Eucharist - Real presence; RCIA 2.0 for Cradle Catholics, and many others.

Sessions will be held in a classroom of the Holy Angels wing of SFHS.


Sunday Scripture Study - On Wednesdays of each month also following the Wednesday evening Mass, from 6:00-7:00pm, the Scripture for the coming Sunday will be reviewed and discussed and prayed with.  They will meet in the Narthex of the Church.  All are welcome to attend!  Sessions are led by Deacon Ben Martin.

RCIA - Becoming Catholic

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults - While this ministry serves those wishing to become Catholic, it's also open to Catholics who wish to learn more about their faith. 

RCIA for Adults takes place on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm starting September 10, 2019 in the Franciscan Room.  For more info on RCIA, go to Becoming Catholic under the Faith Formation heading.

We are considering a RCIA 2.0 for Catholics. Let us know if you might be interested in something like this!

All of the Series above will be held in our Parish meeting rooms

until we need to move due to demolition and construction. 

All will be alerted when these changes will take place.

You can even do some learning at Home!

This website/service offers an amazing plethora of resources. Catholic Formation Programs, Movies, Podcasts, Ebooks, Scripture Study and so much more can found here. Subscription is FREE when registering. Go to the home page of this Site, click on the pic for FORMED and enter your info - it's THAT easy!! Then explore and enjoy!!!

Wanting something more? Contact the Faith Formation Office to speak with someone about your needs!!


February 22, 2020 - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Diocese of Gaylord Pastoral Center

ECCLESIOLOGY - What is Church?

Presented by Wayne A. Winter

In this course, participants will study the Church as presented by the SEcond Vatican Council.  It will explore the Mystery of the Church, and the people of God sharing the prophetic and priestly roles of Christ.  it will lead the participant to discover more clearly their responsibilities and roles.     Go to for more info.

March 7 & 21, 2020 - 9:00am - 2:30pm @ Diocese of Gaylord Pastoral Center


Facilitated by Mrs. Beth Hicks.  Presenters Fr. Duane Wachoviak, Dr. Wayne Wyrembelski, and Fr. Patrick Maher.

This 2-part course will explore the diversity of the ministries within the Body of Christ.  By examining the History, the Ecclesiology, and pertinent documents of the Church, one can better appreciate the role that each person plays within the worshiping assembly.

Finally, we will address practical matters of each of the Liturgical Ministries and the Liturgical Minister's training.   Go to for more info.

Ministers that attend this 2-part class will receive their re-certification as Lectors, Sacristans, Music Ministers, as well as Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.




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