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. See our latest Brochure here
- Ignatian Encounter – Encountering the Living God An eight week Directed Prayer Experience. For those seeking a deeper sense of the sacred and discerning the invitation to complete Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Includes personal daily prayer, and weekly meetings with a spiritual director/companion through the 8 weeks. Contact Fr. Jim Bowler, SJ email@example.com or 704-332-2901 ext. 219
- The Examen – The Examen is a daily prayer of honest self-assessment and reflection and is a founding principle of Ignatian spirituality.
- Meeting Christ in Prayer is an engaging guided prayer experience in a small group setting. Become more aware of God’s presence in your daily life. 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 Suzie.Shermer@gmail.com
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
The Pope App iOS, Android
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 news.va, 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. https://clicktopray.org/
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
Father John F. Baldovin, Professor of Historical and Liturgical Theology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, spoke to parishioners at St Peter about the meaning and impact of liturgy Liturgical Prayer: What do we need today? Read article here in Catholic News Herald http://catholicnewsherald.com/88-news/fp/2401-jesuit-liturgical-scholar-speaks-at-st-peter-church
Please direct any questions concerning adult education to the Office of Faith Formation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-332-2901 ext. 230.