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.
"Lucheon Luncheon" returns
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 12:30 PM, Deacon Jose Room, Parish Family Life Center
Deacon David Lucheon will tackle the topic "The Art of Living in Action", helping us look at the areas of virtue and vice in our lives. Registration required. Go here to register.
First "Clergy Conversations" Session of 2022
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 6:30 PM, via Zoom
Rafael Pubillones will discuss the "Liturgy of the Hours" and how it can strengthen our faith life. Register here if you have not previoulsy attended a Clergy Conversation session.
"Community Conversations" Kick-off
Monday, Feb. 28, 6:30 PM, Tanasi Clubhouse in Tellico Village
Join fellow parishioners and neighbors in a social setting. A short talk by Deacon Sean Smith and news of upcoming Adult Faith Formation activities will be included. Fr. Ray will be joining us as well!
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
FORMED is a revolutionary digital platform that offers a wealth of informative and entertaining Catholic audio talks, ebooks, feature films, documentaries, and video-based study programs from trusted providers including Augustine Institute, Catholic Answers, Sophia Press, Knights of Columbus, Ignatius Press, St. Paul Center, and more.
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Arlene Maresca, Director of Religious Education
865-986-9885, Ext. 15