Adult Education

At St. Peter Catholic Church adult faith formation takes many forms. The spiritual and educational programs at St. Peter are all about growing in reverence, deepening our knowledge so that we can become more aware of God. Each in their own way, these programs help us to cultivate our wonder of God’s continual work in us.

 Ignatian Lenten Retreat registration at this link

Lenten Small Groups  “The Doctor Is In.” He is Jesus.  Jesus not only heals, but He also sustains us by showing us new pathways to a healthy mind, body and spirit. We hope that this Lenten series entitled The Doctor Is In: Pathways to a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit, will provide a warm, welcoming, enjoyable and enriching Lenten experience for you and your small group.  You can view each session’s video  (Fr. Jim Shea, SJ offers Week 4), on this website:

Busy schedule? We offer these prayer and spirituality apps and internet sites:

The Pope App  iOSAndroid 
If you like the Pope, you’re gonna love this app. You can browse photo galleries of recent General Audiences and Papal events, watch video clips of the Pope’s addresses,  read transcripts of his speeches, check out the Pope’s upcoming schedule of events, and even watch live streaming video. The Pope App also has a Pope News section, links to other great resources (Pope’s Twitter account, various Vatican news sources, etc.), and Vatican webcams. It’s powered by, which is run by the Pontifical Council for Social Communication.

Sacred Space  invites you to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, praying here and now, as you visit our website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.  Download Free app in iOS and Android here

Click To Pray is the app of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). The app accompanies you throughout your day. It connects you with thousands of people who find purpose in praying every day for the challenges of humanity and for the mission of the Church as the Pope proposes in his monthly prayer intentions. Click To Pray encourages people of good will throughout the world to join the Pope in prayer. Its “Prayer Wall” also invites us to pray for one another, right now.

Reimagining the Examen –  a fresh and customized prayer app inspired by St. Ignatius’s Examen, a practice that helps you review your day in the presence of God. With unique Examens tailored to your mood, needs, and situation, the app invites you to pray from where you are, wherever you are.  Download the FREE app today 

Laudate – comprehensive free Catholic app with interactive rosaries, daily readings, bibles, podcasts, daily reflections, saints of the day, order of the Mass and more.   Download

Pray as you go Podcast – today’s Bible reading with music and questions for review.  The audio walks you through, no reading necessary. A daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst traveling to and from work, study, etc.    Android    or    iOS

America Media – The Jesuit Review – magazine and and blogs

Other resources for your spiritual relationship:

Ignatian Spirituality 

Meeting Christ in Prayer is an engaging guided prayer experience in a small group setting. It is modeled on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Consider renewing your prayer life with this special program designed for all parishioners, and especially parents in our community. How can you nurture your prayer life while supporting your child’s faith formation? Become more aware of God’s presence in your daily life by joining with other St. Peter’s parents in this Meeting Christ in Prayer small group.
The St. Peter Ignatian Spirituality facilitators will guide you through the weekly meetings and individual reflection exercises.  This program includes group prayer, guided meditation, faith reflection, simple prayer exercises to be practiced in the week ahead. Program fee is $20 per person.
Questions?  see the this link for a comprehensive explanation or contact

Pope Francis’ Book: The Joy of the Gospel   Access online: Free Online Version
The edition we recommend for purchase can be found here:  The Joy of the Gospel with Study Questions

Please direct any questions concerning adult education to the Office of Faith Formation at or 704-332-2901 ext. 230.