“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32
Two of Jesus disciples said these very words at the end of their trip to Emmaus with a stranger. It was not until they broke bread with this stranger that they realized the burning in their heart was from being in the presence of the one they loved so much.
The pastoral plan out by the Bishops of the United States states, “To do their part, adult Catholic must be mature in faith and be well equipped to share the Gospel, promoting it in every family circle, in every church gathering, in every place of work, and in every public forum. They must be women and men of prayer whose faith is alive and vital, grounded in a deep commitment to the person and message of Jesus.” They have also said that Adult Formation is the heart of catechesis and evangelization. In an effort to help people nature in their faith and become equipped to share the Gospel.
To often in today’s society we find ourselves seeking something, having a desire but unsure of what or for what. We experience a very fast paced world and often do not take time to enrich ourselves in our spiritual life. It is with this in mind the Catholic Formation department has put together some formational opportunities for adults. It is our hope you will put aside some of the busy activities in your life to enrich your spiritual life. Immaculate Conception offers classes, videos, faith sharing within small group structure, and renewal, please explore the opportunities offered by the Catholic Formation department.