Adult Faith Formation
Masses  -  Weekdays 7:00, 8:15 a.m.   Saturday 5:00 p.m.   Sunday 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 a.m.
1317 Eggert at Main, Amherst,NY 716 - 834 - 1041
Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church
Lifelong Faith Formation
1317 Eggert Road
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 836-6444
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Andrew Pitisi
Adult Faith Formation
Head, Heart and Hands
Why does the Church exist?
“Go and make disciples of all nations.”  (The great commissioning) Matthew 28:19
What is adult faith formation?
A Christian community which brings together all of Jesus’ disciples, regardless of their backgrounds. (Adult Faith Formation, Neil A. Parent, page 28, 2009)
Why adult faith formation?
Catechesis of adults is the principal form of catechesis because it is addressed to the persons who have the greatest responsibilities and capacity to live the Christian message, in its fully developed form.  (National Directory for Catechesis, page 187, 2005)
What guides adult faith formation?  
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States*
These goals are the Key to “Why” Saint Benedict offers adult faith formation!
Three Major Goals of adult faith formation:  
1.) Invite and Enable Ongoing Conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life  
2.) Promote and Support Active Membership in the Christian Community
3.) Call and Prepare Adults to Act as Disciples in Mission to the World 
Daily Options:
Additional Opportunities at Saint Benedict- Download Information below:
GEMS #66 June 2016 Resources to support grandparents in all their roles and privleges
*USCCB, Leader’s Guide to Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us. Washington D.C.; 2000. Print