ADULT FAITH FORMATION
St. Thomas the Apostle provides meaningful opportunities to guide adult parishioners in their faith journey, including Bible study, prayer, spiritual and personal growth, the lives of the saints; and formats, including men's and women's groups, group studies, missions, book clubs, small groups, and on-line programs through Formed.org, among others.
Clergy Conversations with Deacon Candidate Roberto Cortes
Join the virtual conversation with Roberto and his topic “Are You Part of teh 63% or teh 37%?”, on Thursday, April 15. Click here to register.
See all of the Clergy Conversations videos at the St. Thomas YouTube site by clicking here.
Steven Ray Mission
Coming in July
Originally scheduled in 2020, Catholic writer, speaker, and global traveler Steve Ray brings his ministry to St. Thomas the Apostle July 11-13, 2021. This mission will be available in-person and virtually. More information is coming soon.
Adult Faith Formation Ministries
Tuesday Men's Group
The Tuesday Men's Group provides a setting when men can deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith. Areas covered are consistent with Adult Faith Formation (AFF) and include Bible study, Church history, the saints, prayer, the sacraments, and personal spiritual growth.
Ministry Contact: Stu McFadden/865-458-3911
Walking with Purpose
This ministry is a means by which women can honestly share their spiritual struggles and embark on a journey that is refreshing to the soul. The focus of Walking with Purpose is to help women know Christ; to know His heart, to know His tenderness, to know His mercy, and to know His love. The desire of Walking with Purpose is to speak to women’s hearts no matter where they are in life, baggage and all, and gently introduce truths that can change their lives.Click here to access the Walking with a Purpose website.
Ministry Contact: Penny Manczko/847-997-7369.
Parishioners meet monthly to discuss a book that has been selected for the month's discussion. Titles are centered around various aspects of the Catholic faith designed to help participants come to a better and deeper understanding of their Catholic faith.
Ministry Contact: Donna Maloney/865-317-0368
Small Faith Communities
These groups help parishioners continue their faith journey through discussions. The materials used are consistent with Adult Faith Formation. Typically meetings take place in a parishioner's home.
Ministry Contact: Warren Hunt/865-657-3593
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Jill St. Yves, Director of Religious Education
865-986-9885, Ext. 15