Resources for Growth

"Adult faith formation, the center of the church’s educational mission, is a gift, a necessity, a challenge, and an inspiration for every adult today" (Deepening Faith, p. ix)

"Deepening Faith: Adult Faith Formation in the Parish" by Janet Schaeffler, OP
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"Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States"
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Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel)

“I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security” (Evangelii Gaudium, #49)