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

Adult Formation


Adult Formation Programs

Below is a sample of all the programs we have designed for adult formation.  Please check the bulletin and event calendar for new events added to the schedule as the year progresses.

Praying Through Change 

9 AM-3 PM
Sat. Jan. 20, 2024
Transfiguration; Parish Life Center

We are living through a time of great change in our parishes, our larger Church, and our world. This day will be an opportunity to reflect on the impact of these changes on your heart and spirit and to prayerfully discern where God might be calling you through it. Everyone is welcome. Ministry leaders are especially encouraged to attend. Registration due by 1/10/24

Registration Form HERE


Women’s Bible Study

Women's Bible Study is a group that gets together (usually with a Fall and Spring session) to study a portion of the Bible, meeting on Tuesdays from 12:30 - 2 pm, with the same session repeated on Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m.  The program usually follows a study guide prepared by an organization such as Ascension Press.

 The Fall 2023 session is Grounded in Hope.  This study, based on the book of Hebrews, will help you encounter Jesus in a powerful, comforting and stabilizing way.  This program will run for 17 weeks, with breaks during the holidays.  Meetings start Sept 26/28, registration is now closed, but contact MaryJo Brandt at [email protected] if you have any questions.


Religious Ideas and Western Culture 

As our society moves toward greater secularism and individuality, Catholic Christians are often confronted with difficult questions: What is the role of religion in modern society? In facing significant ethical problems, how do we determine what is "the good"? Do Catholic Christians have a particular world view? Can insights from such a world view be helpful in clarifying these questions? What is the best way to enter into dialogue with those who hold the diverse ways of thinking that characterize modern culture? Join us for what could be an exciting contemporary discussion. 

Tuesdays: October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, 2023 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 

Transfiguration Double Room

Catholic Refresher Course: RCIA for Everyone 

Join us for an enriching journey through the Catholic faith! 

 Are you curious about Catholicism or looking to refresh your knowledge of the faith? 

 Starting in the fall, we invite you to join us on Tuesday evenings leading up to Easter. This weekly program is open to all, whether you're new to Catholicism or seeking to deepen your understanding. Discover the beauty and depth of the Catholic faith. Whether you're a newcomer or simply looking to rekindle your faith, Deacon Eric and our welcoming community are here to guide you. 

For more information and to sign up, please contact Deacon Eric at [email protected]


Women's Day of Retreat: A Season for Everything Through the Eyes of Ecclesiastes
With Margie Benza and Karen Blaisdell

Saturday Oct. 21 from 9AM-3:30PM

The focus of this retreat is to understand the ways we can relate, support, and love each other and ourselves through our seasons of life.  Join us for a day of prayer, inspirational reflections, table discussion, & song.  A registration form can be accessed HERE. Registraton is due by October 18 and the fee is $40.  For more information contact Margie Benza at [email protected]

Men's Retreat  Notre Dame

November 17-18, 2023  

This 24 hour Retreat experience for men will focus on the Eucharist in our lives as men of faith. There will be sharing and time for quiet reflection and prayer following short presentations on the centrality of the Eucharist. The experience begins at 3pm on Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Retreat House overlooking beautiful Canandaigua Lake. Three meals are included as well as overnight accommodations in private rooms at the Retreat house. Fr. Ed Palumbos, a Pastor of 40 years, priest of 51 years and experienced retreat Leader will be our guide. Registration cut off November 1st with retreat cost $150. For more information to register contact Phil Palumbo at 585-455-8793 and for Notre Dame Retreat House call Nancy Lynch at 585-394-5700.