Ministries Adult Formation Committee

Adult Faith Formation

"Listen to this! Behold, the sower went out to sow; as he was sowing, some seed fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate it up. Other seed fell on the rocky ground where it did not have much soil; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of soil. And after the sun had risen, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among the thorns, and the thorns came up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold." (Mk 4:3-8)

"The parable of the sower going out to sow is the source of inspiration for evangelization.  The seed is the word of God.  The sower is Jesus Christ. Two thousand years ago he proclaimed the Gospel in Palestine and sent the disciples to sow the Gospel in the world.  Today, Jesus Christ, present in the Church through his Spirit, continues to scatter the word of the Father ever more widely in the field of the world."  (General Directory for Catechesis No. 15)

In a small way, the Adult Education of St. John's will attempt to continue to sow the seed.  Periodically we will answer some of the questions that were generated through our Question and Answer Evenings with a fuller explanation by providing that which was written by Church Fathers or other reliable sources.  Additionally, we will periodically provide articles that will help you and other explain our faith.  Should you have a question feel free to contact us and ask your question.

Catholic Faith in Brief What the Church teaches about Limbo
Explain the Beatitudes Faith vs. Reason
What's the difference between a Catholic Bible and a Protestant Bible?
Faith Essentials: The Creed
What is Meant by Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Basic Home Study Course on the Eucharist
The Real Presence Is the Bible or Tradition the Foundation of the Church?
Primer of Catholic Morals
Tell me about The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Unanswered Prayer
Saints, Why do we Pray to Them?