Adult Catechetical Programs

The adult Christian life involves a commitment to develop a richer relationship with Christ and others.   The Christian call of discipleship is an ongoing process of formation in faith liturgically, spiritually and through catechetical formation.  The challenge of adult formation is to follow the teachings of Jesus as provided in the four gospels.

The community of Sts. Simon & Jude offers a wide variety of opportunities for the catechetical formation of adults. Adults are invited to explore the many opportunities provided by the parish.  Adult sessions, addressing the various characteristics of Christian life, are announced before Sunday liturgies and through the parish bulletin, eNewsletters, and the parish website.

BIBLE STUDY
The study of scriptures is provided on a regular basis in the parish.  Groups meet to share reflections on the Word of God and to form a bond of fellowship.  Check out the different groups offered.

ADULT SACRAMENTS

    • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
      Are You Interested in Becoming Catholic? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) was designed specifically for the initiation of the un-baptized person or those who are baptized yet un-catechized (no formal religious training). The process at SSJ begins with a time to ask questions about the Catholic faith and an introduction to gospel values and beginnings of Faith.  To learn more about the RCIA process visit their webpage.
    • Adult Confirmation
      Preparation for Adult Confirmation takes place during the Lenten and Easter seasons each year. There are twelve sessions which take place on a Sunday mornings between January and Pentecost Sunday (usually in May or June). In the Diocese of Orange Confirmation for adults usually takes place on Pentecost Sunday. Click here for further information.

RETURNING CATHOLICS
A program for Returning Catholics is offered as a welcoming and healing process for those who have left the church and are now looking into the possibility of returning and/or updating their knowledge of church teaching and practices. A healing and listening atmosphere is offered where participants have the opportunity to discuss the reasons for leaving the church and determine if they desire to worship as Catholics again. We embrace those who have drifted apart, been alienated or have been hurt by past experiences in the Church. Click here for contact information.

SMALL FAITH GROUPS

Individuals and/or families are invited to join Small Faith groups for the purpose of having conversations about faith while learning the essential teachings of scripture and the Catholic Church.  

The goals is to support adults and families of stages of faith as they experience lifelong conversion in Christ, through guided conversations about faith, shared with a small group of others.  Click here for contact information.