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Center for Catholic Education and Formation
Saint Thomas Seminary

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

Many parishes offer Adult Faith Formation. Click here to find a parish and learn more about what types of formation are available.

The Center offers two adult formation programs:

Below is a sample of resources to assist parish leaders and others in advancing adult faith formation and discipleship. If you have any questions, please let us know


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. 

  • Loyola Press Adult Faith Formation – Tips and ideas for making your adult faith formation ministry a success.

For more information contact: 

Valerie St. Jean
Coordinator of Adult & Family Life Ministries
Valerie.StJean@aohct.org