Adult Faith Formation
We are called to continue to learn and grow in our faith at every stage of life. The opportunities for adult faith formation and growth at Corpus Christi are designed to promote formation, development, and sharing of faith. There are several continuous opportunities and special one-time opportunities throughout the year to help parishioners learn about and strengthen their faith.
There are several Bible Study groups for men and women to join. Currently, due to the pandemic, these groups are meeting online. If you wish to join a Bible Study or want more information, please call the parish office.
Every year, in conjunction with St. Rose of Lima, we offer a Scripture Lecture Series hosted by a Biblical Scholar. Recently Dr. Corrine Carvalho from the University of St. Thomas has led our series teaching about the lesser known books of the New Testament. The Scripture Lecture Series takes place over the course of several classes and offers adults an opportunity to dive deeper in Scripture and find better understanding of God’s Word. Due to the pandemic, the Scripture Lecture Series is on hold for the year. Look for announcements in the bulletin and on this web page for the next Scripture Lecture Series.
Social Justice Forums
Twice a year the Social Justice Committee will host a Social Justice Forum to raise awareness of a Social Justice issue. These forums are presented by experts in their field and help educate the public about a need in our community or the community beyond. These forums are wonderful ways to learn about social justice needs and how we can make a difference by applying our Catholic faith in the world. Details and information regarding an upcoming Social Justice Forum can be found on the website or in the bulletin. If you have any questions, you may contact the parish office.
The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis began the Synod in 2019. The Synod is a three year process of consultation and prayerful listening with deeps roots in the traditions of our Church to help Church leaders focus on the needs of the community and to chart a course for addressing those needs. This concrete process involves all parish churches in the Archdiocese by forming Synod Ambassador Committees consisting of parishioners from each parish church. The Synod Ambassadors will meet six times in small groups in Fall 2021. The small group sessions will consist of structured discussion on the focused topics from the Archbishop. On June 3rd-5th, 2022, the Synod assembly will be held by the Archdiocese to bring all that has been discussed in small groups and connect these discussions with other parish churches in the Archdiocese. If you wish to learn more or join the Synod Ambassadors at Corpus Christi, please contact Laura at email@example.com.
Corpus Christi Parish Councils and Committees
Church of Corpus Christi has several councils and committees that parishioners can join to share their gifts and stay involved in parish life. More information on each committee can be found by clicking on the committees below.
Art and Environment Committee
Building Action Team
Communications Action Team
Faith Formation Committee
Parish Finance Council
Parish Pastoral Council
Social Justice Committee
Stewardship Action Team
Growing Towards God: Monthly Prayer Invitations
For the 2020-2021 Faith Formation year, Corpus Christi invites adults, young people, and families to focus on a particular form of prayer every month. You can find the resources and materials for each month on the parish website or by visiting the parish office door entryway. Furthermore, each month’s prayer theme is published in a Corpus Christi blog post. Click below to find the monthly prayer invitations and grow closer to God in prayer.
October Prayer Invitation – Rosary
November Prayer Invitation – Prayers of Gratitude
December Prayer Invitation – Intercessory Prayer and Acts of Kindness
January Prayer Invitation – In the Name of Jesus
February Prayer Invitation – Focus on Pope Francis’ Teachings
March Prayer Invitation – Lenten Examen: Listening for God
Church of Corpus Christi is always open to whatever you may bring to our table. The gifts God has given you is meant to be shared, and we believe your gifts are unique, beautiful, and needed in our community. You may find more information about how you can share the gifts God has given you by clicking below.
Adult Volunteers with Youth Group Events
The high school and middle school youth group are always in need of fun adults who have a desire to share their faith with our youth. If you are interested in volunteering with the Corpus Christi youth group, please contact Laura Schaad at firstname.lastname@example.org .
All volunteers must be background checked and have completed VIRTUS training as required by the Archdiocese. A Code of Conduct form must be completed each year, while the background check is renewed every three years. Adult volunteers that may be driving youth to and from events must also fill out a driver form.
Extra Faith Formation Resources for Adults
Below you will find a list of online resources that encourage adults to pursue and learn about their faith in a variety ways. Suggestions range from podcasts to YouTube channels to prayerful workouts. Feel free to explore the options available. Contact Laura if you have any other great suggestions to add to this running list.
Ascension Press Website
Ascension Press YouTube
Ascension Press Instagram
Ave Maria Press
Ave Explores Series
Fr. Mike Schmitz Podcast
Catholic Stuff You Should Know Podcast
Pints with Aquinas Podcast
Among the Lilies Podcast
The Gathering Place Podcast
Blessed is She Instagram
Just One Small Thing Podcast
Plaid Skirts and Basic Black Podcast
The Catholic Podcast
The Catholic Talk Show Podcast
Hobo for Christ Podcast
Letters to Women Podcast
The Feminine Genius Podcast
Clerically Speaking Podcast
Agape Latte Podcast
Ask Father Josh Podcast
The Jeff Cavins Show Podcast
The Bible in a Year with Fr. Mike Schmitz Podcast
Fr. Mike Schmitz Homily Podcast
The Catholic Feminist Podcast & Blog
The Catholic Feminist Instagram
Brian Holdsworth YouTube Channel
The Chastity Project
The Chastity Project YouTube Channel
Jason Evert Podcast
Crystalina Evert Instagram
The Catholic Woman Blog
The Catholic Woman Instagram
Catholic News Agency Instagram
Word on Fire Podcast
Guided Christian Meditation Videos
From The Ground Up Blog
From the Ground Up Instagram
SoulCore – Find some free videos and pay for others
Digital Catholic Art Instagram
Water Color Catholic Art Instagram
Word on First Institute – Membership $