Adults

Deepen your faith through theology, prayer, and spirituality

Adult Faith Formation

Each year, we offer several opportunities for adults to deepen their faith in theology, prayer, and spirituality. Programs include:

The Miniseries - Season 1

The Miniseries

This new offering is for those who can’t commit to an ongoing series like BYOB but who still want to engage in some adult formation. Each Miniseries will consist of 2 or 3 episodes–consecutive nights of exploration of one theological or spiritual topic.

Miniseries Season 1 (2020-2021)

Last Things First: A Basic Exploration of “Eschatology”

Episode 1

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Last Things First: A Basic Exploration of “Eschatology”

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Last Things First: A Basic Exploration of “Eschatology”

Episode 3

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Who is Christ and what did he do? A Basic Exploration of “Christology”

Episode 1

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Who is Christ and what did he do? A Basic Exploration of “Christology”

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The (First Two): Sacraments of Initiation

Episode 1

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The (First Two): Sacraments of Initiation

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The Miniseries - Season 2

The Miniseries

This new offering is for those who can’t commit to an ongoing series like BYOB but who still want to engage in some adult formation. Each Miniseries will consist of 2 or 3 episodes–consecutive nights of exploration of one theological or spiritual topic.

Miniseries Season 2 (2021-2022)

The Synoptic Gospels: Seeing the Same from Different Perspectives

Episode 1

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The Synoptic Gospels: Seeing the Same from Different Perspectives

Episode 2

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The Spiritual Life: Moving from Fear to Freedom

Episode 1

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The BYOB Series

The BYOB Series

Gospel of Mark

Gospel of Mark

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Gospel of Mark

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Gospel of Mark

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Gospel of Mark

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Gospel of Mark

Episode 5

Gospel of Mark

Episode 6

Gospel of Mark

Episode 7

Gospel of Mark

Episode 8

Gospel of Mark

Episode 9

Gospel of Mark

Episode 10

Gospel of Mark

Episode 11

Gospel of Mark

Episode 12

Gospel of Mark

Episode 13

Gospel of Mark

Episode 14

Gospel of Mark

Episode 15

Bible 101

Bible 101

Episode 1

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Bible 101

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Bible 101

Episode 3

Bible 101

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Bible 101

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Bible 101

Episode 6

Bible 101

Episode 7

Bible 101

Episode 8

Bible 101

Episode 9

Bible 101

Episode 10

Bible 101

Episode 11

Bible 101

Episode 12

Bible 101

Episode 13

Bible 101

Episode 14

Passioning: A Series on Suffering

Passioning: A Series on Suffering

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Biblical Fitness

Biblical Fitness

Join us this Advent for the next installment of Biblical Fitness, a daily devotional sent right to your email inbox. It invites you to consider a short passage of Scripture before reading a brief reflection on it. It’s a great way to start the day and to prepare for the Christmas celebration of the Word made flesh. This Advent, there are no heavyweights or lightweights. We’ll all be taking the scenic route through the infancy narratives in the Gospels.

Click here to register for the Advent session, which begins November 28.

RCIA

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults can come into the Church. Whether you’re merely inquiring about the Catholic Church, have already decided to become Catholic, come from another Christian tradition, or have been Baptized Catholic but never received religious education, you are welcome to attend RCIA.

RCIA begins meeting in the fall and culminates at the Easter Vigil as participants receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.

When does RCIA meet?

Wednesday nights
7:30 – 9:00pm

For more information, please contact David Chaplin.
847.571.5163
david.m.chaplin@gmail.com

Women of St. James

The Women of St. James is a community of Catholic women who are committed to growing and sharing our faith through sisterhood and service. Connect with women of all ages and stages as your schedule allows. We serve the St. James community as well as local community groups and charities with our time, talent and treasure. All women in our parish are encouraged to join! Most of the women participate in monthly small group Bible Studies while the others stay connected through the large group social and service opportunities.

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For any questions, please email Sandra: WOSJministryleads@gmail.com

Men of St. James

Men of St. James (MSJ) is a ministry providing opportunities for fellowship through Social, Spiritual and Service activities for all the men of the parish at least 21 years of age. Many men are involved in small groups while others are connected through the social and service opportunities.

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Please reach out with any questions to Joe Smith: MSJ@stjamesah.org

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