Adult Faith Formation

Developing and enhancing adult faith education at Ascension

Updated January 21, 2019


Growing in Faith in the New Year

As we begin a New Year, we  invite you to join us at one or all of our adult spiritual offerings
taking place this winter and spring. We will post additional details as they are available.


Living Your Strengths Workshop

Our Living Your Strengths team is offering a workshop for interested parishioners. Please join us March 23 at 8 am. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to discover your “Top Five,” this is your invitation!  Discover the gifts God has given you to be your best self in all that you do! Register HERE.


Discipleship: What does that mean in my life?

On February 23 please join us for a morning of reflection on Discipleship: What does that mean in my life? with Fr. Anthony Gittins, C.S. Sp., a professor at CTU (Catholic Theological Union) as well as the author of several books and numerous articles. Save the date!


Lent Small Faith Sharing Groups

Once again, in 2019 we will help to coordinate small faith sharing groups during Lent. Sign-up will begin in February.  We will have an evening for group leaders on February 28 at 7:00 pm to discuss format and to learn how staff may best support the many groups.

March 3-9, Lent small faith sharing groups (FSG) will begin. Joining with others in a small group is a beautiful way to enter into the season of Lent, to share your faith, and to get to know other members of our community in a safe place.


Lenten Evening of Reflection on Hope in the Midst of Suffering

On April 4, we invite you to join us for a Lenten evening of reflection with Fr. Robin Ryan who will present “Hope in the Midst of Suffering.” Thank you to the Adult Faith Formation committee and our Ministers of Care for coordinating this event. 


We look forward to seeing you at these events and others throughout the coming months.


Join our committee!

The Adult Faith Formation Committee plans speakers throughout the church year to develop and enhance adult faith education at Ascension.  This is a rewarding ministry where your talents will be most appreciated!  We need members committed to planning and helping with our speaking events, no special educational background is required.  Please consider joining us!  Contact Cathy Hoffman at or 708-386-6134.


Thank you for all who joined us for our  2018 Summer Backyard Theology! 
Thank you for all who joined us for - Deeper Faith + Love in Action = Good News People
Thank you to all who joined Fr. Robin Ryan and our discussion on Pope Francis' vision