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Center for Catholic Education and Formation
Saint Thomas Seminary

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Adult Faith Formation

Formation in our beautiful Catholic faith cannot be rushed. It is a process through which an individual develops a relationship with Jesus Christ and this requires experience, knowledge and understanding.

It is this process that nurtures the faith, allowing it to grow and take root, a strong hold that grips the head, heart and soul for a lifetime

Below is a sample of resources to assist parish leaders and others in advancing adult faith formation and discipleship. 

Loyola Press: Top 10 Guidelines & Top 10 Pitfalls for Adult Faith Formation

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us - The pastoral plan for adult faith formation from bishops of the United States (USCCB) 

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults - A guide and aid for individuals and small groups.

USCCB Approved Translations of the Sacred Scriptures (The Bible) 

USCCB Daily Readings

Catechism of the Catholic Church The Catechism as a faithful resource full of the richness of what God has revealed in Jesus Christ and handed on through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. 

Other resources:

  • Formed – The Catholic Faith. On Demand. Get thousands of movies, programs, audio, and books instantly.
  • Word on Fire Catholic Ministries – Bishop Robert Barron’s ministry with podcasts, videos, books, etc. aimed to advance the Gospel and the Catholic faith.

  • Real Life Catholic – Various engaging Catholic resources and initiatives from Chris Stefanick.

  • STEP Theology on Line- Step provides opportunities to learn from experts in theology, along with others who share the desire to understand the Catholic faith more deeply.  STEP's courses are offered with open enrollment and open admission.

  • El Camino de-la-fe-Introduccion-a-la Doctrina Catolica - The University of Notre Dame’s STEP program has partnered with Southeast Pastoral Institute (SEPI) to launch CAMINO, a program of online theological formation in Spanish. 


For more information contact: 

Valerie St. Jean
Coordinator of Adult & Family Life Ministries