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Adult Faith Formation


Ministry Lead:  Jonathan Blevins
Contact Phone: (224) 345-7211
Email: jblevins@stjamesah.org

The Adult Faith Formation ministry provides opportunities to deepen one’s faith in the areas of theology, prayer, and spirituality.

Theology on Tap
Wed Jul 31, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Everyone 21+ is invited to join us at Arlington Ale House on July 31 and August 14 for Theology on Tap! You get 2 drink tickets, an amazing talk, and fellowship! Bring a friend. Bring 5 friends! Let's pack the... Learn More>>


Catholic for a Reason Lecture
Wed Aug 07, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Join Fr. Ryan for the final session in our Catholic for a Reason Series. This session's topic will be – Why I Continue to be Catholic Learn More>>


More Upcoming Events...

Catholic For A Reason

Join Fr. Derek as he explores ways to have religious-based conversations guided by the Holy Spirit.

Thanks for joining us for the presentations in our Catholic for a Reason lecture series. Here are the slide presentations:

Click Here: Catholic For a Reason 1- Soft skills & virtues
Click Here: Catholic For a Reason 2 -Skepticism and Scientism by Fr. Derek 
Click Here: Scientism – Presentation by Ben Rahimi
Click Here: Secular Humanism on Feb. 6 – Ben Rahimi – Slides
Click Here for Relativism Presentation – Fr. Derek

Click Here: Ben Rahimi Lecture – Engaging with Protestants – Presentation Notes
Click Here: Catholic for a Reason – Engaging Protestants – Presentation

The next Catholic for a Reason session will be Wednesday, August 7th at 7:00pm – Why I Continue to be Catholic 

Click here to RSVP for Catholic for a Reason

St. James Small Group Bible Studies 

Our goal is to deepen our personal relationship with God through small group faith-sharing and fellowship. Are you seeking… a closer relationship with God?  a deeper Catholic faith?  more meaningful friendships?

 Small Group Bible Study may be the right experience for you to help fulfill those needs! Groups are formed with about 8-10 participants. Some groups meet only during the six weeks of Lent while others meet bimonthly or weekly. Meetings are guided by a facilitator and usually last between 1 to 2 hours (based on the group).

In Case you missed the event on Jan. 23, 2018: Michael McGullicuddy – Polarization in Religion and Culture: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal

Come to the Quiet – Catholic Meditation/Prayer Course

What exactly is Catholic meditation? It is a very special method of praying. Prayer is bringing your mind, soul, and spirit to God’s presence. In a regular prayer, you use words to articulate your thoughts. But when you meditate, instead of only using your voice, you are sitting with God and listening to Him. How else can we know what God’s Divine plan is for us if we are always busy?

In this course you will be introduced to three meditation methods so every one of you can find his/her unique way of prayer: Ignatian Contemplative Prayer, Lectio Divina, and Contemplative Prayer. We offer the course in fall starting middle September and again in springtime when we will follow a Lenten meditation journey.  This meditation/prayer course is offered in a six week series on Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings in the chapel.  We truly hope you will join us! If you have questions please contact Joy Anderson at 224.315.9507 or joyjoannaa@gmail.com .