Welcome to St. Mary's Adult Faith Formation! 

 Please contact the RE office at 402-291-7222 if you have any questions or are interested in any classes.
Additional dates, times, and cost will be announced soon!

The Adult Religious Education at St. Mary's church strives to deepen the faith and expand the works of the people of God in the parish. We progress toward the building of God's kingdom and eternal life with the Father (Trinity) through a variety of select programs and activities which focus on:

  • Moving towards a deeper and personal relationship with God
  • The love of God (incarnation and resurrection)
  • Our understanding of scripture and church tradition
  • The quality and quantity of our prayer
  • Increasing our participation in the sacraments
  • The promotion of parish adult religious education
  • Expanding ministerial vocations
  • Expanding course offerings and attendees

Classes for Fall of 2017

Tuesdays
: Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer by Fr. Mark Toups: Starts November 7th. For many, prayer becomes a source of frustration as we struggle to calm our minds and find even a few minutes to set aside to pray. This study teaches the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. Over the course of eight weeks this class will discover how God speaks to you, even in the smallest encounters. Following the Tradition of the Catholic Church and the wisdom of the saints, you will learn how to express yourself to God in prayer and how to hear his voice. The class will be held Tuesday evenings in the Dominican Center at 6:30pm.

Thursdays: Advent Light by Stephen Binz: Starts November 16th. " 'The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light' (Isa 9:2)." Advent is a time for new understanding, for putting different pieces of God's revelation together so as to see the divine plan more clearly. We listen to the words of the ancient prophets, to the wisdom of Jesus, to the stories of his birth and infancy, and we make connections. Then we connect those truths to our own lives and our world and see how God is acting anew, how God continues to reveal the coming of Jesus today. Our best model for this Advent search for understanding is Mary of Nazareth. By making connections between the ancient and the new, between her people, Israel, and her own life, Mary grew in understanding of God's plan and responded to God's will with her acceptance. " 'Let it be with me according to your word' (Luke 1:38)." The class will be held Thursday evenings in the Dominican Center at 6:30pm. The facilitator for this study is Elizabeth Tomaso. The cost of materials will be $12.

Safe Environment Training: If you volunteer or work with the youth of St. Mary's then you will need to be Safe Environment Certified. St. Mary's next class will be held in January. If you need to be safe environment trained before January you will need to attend a class held by another parish. You will be able to find class times and locations at archomaha.org under the ministries tab or at omaha.CMGconnect.org. In order to take the class you will need to sign up as a new user and preregister at omaha.CMGconnect.org prior to the session. Class size is limited. Please contact the RE office at (402)291-7222 for any further questions.