Lord, how good it is for us to be here -- Matthew 17

Adult Formation

Adult Formation

Whether it be a course or a retreat, we warmly welcome you to attend any and all of the Adult Formation opportunities scheduled for this coming year. And, since hospitality is our charism, feel free to bring family and friends!   Some highlights of the coming year include Discovering Christ, a seven week program designed to help you learn more about and grow closer to Christ, a Joe Kelly series exploring the Gospel of Mark, and our 30 week Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius retreat led by Deacon Eric Bessette.


Just Faith Program - Fall of 2017

JustFaith is a transformational journey that invites participants to explore how they may better care for our planet home and the poorest among us. The program provides a context in which participants can grow in their commitment to care for vulnerable people and for our common home. Through a rich and intensive process, groups become communities that together pray, reflect, dialogue, and encounter people on the margins of society. 

Find out more about the program and meet Jack Jezreel, founder of Just Faith, on Tuesday, 3/14/17 at 2:00PM.  Additional meeting dates are Sunday, 3/19 at 10:15AM or Monday, 3/20 at 7:00PM. All held in the Parish Life Center Double Room.   Additional information can be found in this FLYER

Questions:  Please Contact Margie Benza.

Discovering Christ - beginning January, 2018

Discovering Christ is an experience where anyone and everyone, from the baptized in the pews to the unbaptized,  are invited to hear the Good News and personally encounter Jesus Christ. This NEW opportunity consists of seven weekly sessions and includes a retreat day. The weekly sessions comprise of four components: a meal, prayer time, a video teaching, and small group discussion. During each session we ask the deeper questions, explore for answers together and experience the love of Christ in community with each other. If you would like to take this journey with us, please complete the registration form (HERE) and submit it to the Parish Office. 

Women in the Spirit
The First Monday of each month, 7:00-8:30 PM
Topics and Location Announced Prior to Meeting 

Men in the Spirit
The Third Monday of each month, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Education Center - Upper Level


Finding Christ at the Core
Instructed by Lynn Klei, CYT
Weekly (see day & time below)
Check event calendar for location!
$75 per 8 week session or $10 per  drop in class
Participants must be 14 years or older
Chair Yoga—Mondays @ 10:00 AM—11:00 AM
Chair Yoga—Wednesdays @ 1:00 PM—2:00 PM
Gentle Yoga—Wednesdays @ 5:30 PM—6:30 PM

Grief Share Support Group
Wednesdays; September 6—December 6, 2017
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 12:30 PM— 2:00 PM
Materials Fee: $25; Registration is required.
Contact: Margie Benza 
The Grief Share Support Group is a friendly, caring community of people dedicated to walk along side those who have lost a loved one.

Men’s Annual Kentucky Retreat
September 9—16, 2017
Contact: Deacon Pat DiLaura
Could you benefit from a week of fellowship, prayer and service to the less fortunate? If so, consider joining the Holy Spirit and other men for a very special week in Booneville, KY. This year’s group will leave the Transfiguration parking lot the morning of Saturday, September 9th and return Saturday, September 16th. For more information, contact Deacon Pat DiLaura.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
30 Week Retreat
Retreat Coordinator: Deacon Eric Bessette
In the 30 week retreat, a person will come to know Christ more intimately, love Christ more intensely so as to follow Christ more closely in the realities that shape our lives. Contact Deacon Eric Bessette for more information.

Religious & Scripture Series with Dr. Joe Kelly
Commemorating the Protestant Reformation:  Catholics and Lutherans Dialogue
Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 7:00—8:30 PM
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, an event that both Catholics and   Lutherans recognize as important to commemorate. In this series of lectures, we will examine this tumultuous period of history in Christianity:  Was the Church in need of reform? Were there reformers before Luther?  What cultural and    economic factors influenced this period? What did Luther teach? How did Catholics respond? Come and deepen your understanding of this period of Church history and how it affects us as Catholics today. 

Exploring the Gospel of Mark
Sundays, February 25 and March 4, 11, 18
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 10:15—11:15 AM
In Year B of our Lectionary cycle, we again focus our attention on the Gospel of Mark.  Since Mark gives us our first portrait of Jesus, it allows us to glimpse the earliest understanding of who Jesus was and what his life meant to the early Christians.  Mark creates a wonderfully literary test in which he sees Jesus as the Suffering Servant. But he also sees a need to introduce the so-called Messianic Secret. It was also Mark’s Gospel that formed the basis for the Gospels of Matthew and Luke as they developed additional portraits of Jesus. You are invited to take this opportunity to deepen your understanding of the Liturgy of the Word.

Women’s Bible Study
Tuesdays, 8 week session, January 9 - March 6, 2018 (no session during February school break)
Parish Life Center - Double Room - 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Ephesians - Discover how God's great love for us can transform our daily lives and enrich our faith, showing us how to live it out. Registration required, Materials Fee is $25.  Please contact Mary Jo Brandt at  mjbrandt6@gmail.com   To register, please fill out the form HERE and mail it to the Parish Office.

Saturday, April 15, 2018
Facilitator—Ann Harnish
Location: Parish Life Center Gym
Morning session: Intuitive Creation Activity.  Afternoon session: God's Call to Prayer. Registration Required, details will be available closer to event date. Contact Meg Kastner for more information.

Lessons from St. Ignatius for Living the Liturgy of the Eucharist
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 9:00 AM—4:00 PM
Flowing from St. Ignatius’ profound devotion to the Eucharist, Eucharist is at the heart of Ignatian Spirituality. Our time will be devoted to reflecting on Ignatius’ life through the lens of four movements within the Liturgy of the Eucharist that form us to be Eucharist for the world today.  Equal time will be  given to presentation, personal appropriation through silent prayer, and conversation. Please bring a journal for notes and entries. All are welcome.   Fee*:  $25 (lunch provided)—Registration is required;  Contact: Meg.Kastner@dor.org or 585-248-2467

 * Excess proceeds will be donated to Global Solidarity   

Women's Annual Kentucky Retreat
April 21 - 28, 2018
Contact: Meg Kastner at 585-248-2467
Could you benefit from a week of fellowship, prayer and service to the less fortunate? If so, consider joining the Holy Spirit and other women for a very special week in Booneville, KY. This year’s group will leave the Transfiguration parking lot the morning of Sunday, April 21st and return Saturday, April 28th. For more information, contact Meg Kastner.

Book Study Group
Moments to Remember, Ignatian Wisdom for Aging,  Facilitated by Carol Ann Smith, SHCJ and Eugene F. Merz, SJ
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Parish Life Center—Double Room; 7:00—8:30 PM

“This thoughtful, grace-filled book invites readers to contemplate the mysteries of growing older alongside the Christian mysteries of faith, and to find God in all things—even again. This is a book to be savored and shared.”  ~ Colleen Carroll-Campbell, journalist and author.  

Contact Margie Benza for more information (248-2427 x244)

Men’s Day of Reflection
June 1, 2018
11:00 AM—7:00PM
Reservations are required
Contact: Tom Wojick
Phone: 585-415-0897
Email: tswojick@gmail.com
If you are in need of a reprieve from a hectic 24x7 schedule, or would like to spend the day with other men in a relaxed setting, plan to attend this annual retreat.  More details will be available closer to event date.

Annual Ignatian Weekend Retreat
June 8— June 10, 2018
Catholic House in Chautauqua, NY
Retreat Director: Deacon Eric Bessette
Fee: $175
This weekend retreat nestled on the beautiful Chautauqua Institution campus, is an opportunity to pray with Scripture, nature and each other. Ample time is provided to enjoy sitting on the porch or walking the Chautauqua campus. Registration is required, space is limited. Please contact Meg Kastner, 585-248-2467