Adult Education

New Sessions!
Reimagining the Ignatian Examen

Led by St. Peter Ignatian Spirituality team members, Reimagining the Ignatian Examen groups meet for 1 hour and 15 minutes weekly for 4 weeks. Sessions include group prayer, faith sharing and reflection, an overview of the individual prayer exercises to be practiced in the week ahead. Reimagining the Examen is appropriate for anyone interested in learning the Examen prayer or in gaining a deeper understanding of it.

Space is limited due to the small group nature of this offering.

Sign up here Reimagining the Ignatian Examen for August 

Meets: August 6, 13, 20, 27 (Sunday)
Time: 10 – 11:15 AM
Location: Ignatius Center

Sign up for this Workshop!
Journey with Your God-Given Gifts and Talents Workshop
Meets Wednesdays in August – register at this button:Sign Up Now!

Registration ends Wed. August 4!

A four-session journey on Wednesday nights August 9, 16, 23, and 30
Facilitated by Barbara Gaddy, Suzie Shermer and Joan Guthrie
Finding your Spiritual Gifts:
You are filled with the power of the Holy Spirit, specially gifted to play a unique and valued role in the body of Christ. Your spiritual gifts are the grace of God at work within, empowering you. Come and learn about spiritual gifts, begin to discern your own spiritual gifts, and learn of ways to use your spiritual gifts. You have been gifted. You have been given a purpose.
Living Your Strengths Journey helps you harness the power of your innate gifts—those gifts that God gave you to live in fullness and serve others. Based on the Clifton StrengthsFinder tool, this identifies and affirms your talents so you can build them into strengths.
Starts Wednesday, August 9
Four weeks of hands-on discovery with others!
6:30 – 8:30pm in Benedict Hall, 2nd Floor North
Program fee $20.

Our small group process will help strengthen your spiritual commitment and feelings of connection within the parish. By knowing your own individual gifts & talents, you are able to live your life with more intention and purpose.

Questions? contact Barb Gaddy at


Congratulations to our new members who received the Sacrament of Confirmation this weekend!  Thank you sponsors, Deacon Jim Bozik and Fr. John for your support and all parishioners for prayers.

For more information about Adult Confirmation in the Catholic Church at St Peter, for Catholics who are practicing their faith, have been baptized and have received their First Communion, please contact or


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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.