Lay Ministry Formation
Adult Faith Formation

From the United States Bishops Pastoral Plan on Adult Faith Formation, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us:

We are entering a period of new vitality for the Church, a period in which adult Catholic laity will play a pivotal leadership role in fulfilling the Christian mission of evangelizing and transforming society.  For adults to fulfill their roles in this new era of the Church, their faith formation must be lifelong, just as they must continue to learn to keep up in the changing world.

…the Church wisely and repeatedly insists that 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.
Adult faith formation also benefits children and youth.  An adult community whose faith is well-formed and lively will more effectively pass that faith on to the next generation.  Moreover, the witness of adults actively continuing their own faith formation shows children and youth that growth in faith is lifelong and does not end upon reaching adulthood.

For consultations, training and resourcing in the area of adult faith formation, contact Joyce Solimini, Associate Director, at (518) 453-6670.

Information on Adult Faith Formation Team Training (flyer)

Looking to hire a Pastoral Associate for Adult Faith Formation in your parish or cluster?

Looking for a way to equip with knowledge and skills those catechists who facilitate adult learning groups or who teach adults in RCIA or other learning processes?

The Adult Faith Enrichment Newsletter

Where Two or Three are Gathered: A Guide for Small Group Facilitators

Gatherings for Adult Faith Formation Leaders/Teams (2X/year)

If you are your parish’s contact person for Adult Faith Formation and would like to be included in an email list for periodic updates on resources, opportunities of diocesan or web-based trainings, idea-sharing and networking, please email Joyce Solimini to be included on that list.

Learn more about adult faith formation