Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Once you receive your sacraments, you never stop learning about the Catholic faith. Jesus calls us to constantly draw to him and connect to the vine.

Holy Family offers several courses year-round to help adults continue to learn more about their faith, so they can grow in the faith and remain constant witness to that faith.

Current Studies for Adults

No onsite classes currently at this time. Any studies will be online until further notice.

Current Adult Bible Studies


Lectio Evangelization

Come join Deacon Larry Brockman in a 10-session study of the Acts of the Apostles from the comfort of your own home on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to noon, from May 11 to July 13.

The Church has been spreading the Gospel for 2000 years, but people in our modern world seem to have closed their ears and hearts to the good news of Jesus Christ.  The “signs of the times” show us a world that is in desperate need of the gospel, and yet a “New Evangelization” appears at times to face insurmountable difficulties.  How can the Church go about evangelizing effectively in the modern world?  Dr. Mary Healy of Augustine Institute suggests that we should step back and look at how the world was originally evangelized as a roadmap to a New Evangelization.  She points out that the Book of Acts chronicles how the Apostles were commissioned and sent out by Jesus to do just that- evangelize the whole world.  As she walks us through Acts in 10 sessions, she uses the examples given in Acts to open our minds and hearts to the greatest challenge in our times- re-evangelizing the Western World- by studying and analyzing the success of the first Apostles including Peter and Paul.

Learn how we too can use the power of the Sacraments, the role of charisms for building up the Body of Christ, techniques from St. Paul for reaching a secular culture, and more.

Using the Lectio Divina approach of reading, reflecting, responding, and contemplating, the accompanying workbook presents classic artistry, penetrating questions, and personal reflection to take the teachings to a deeper level.

Each session will be conducted using Zoom.  Each participant will need the workbook, available for just $10.  Using the parish-wide Formed Membership, all participants will have free access to the weekly films presented by Dr. Healy on their own computer, laptop or smart phone.  The class time will be spent going over the homework for each week, and the questions and answers in the study guide for the current session.

Deacon Larry Brockman has been conducting such studies for over 10 years, including 3 recent studies using the Zoom format.  Come join us this important message for the modern world.

Contact Deacon Larry at deaconlarry@earthlink.net for answers to any questions you may have.


Genesis Bible Study

Join Deacon Larry Brockman on Thursday Evenings at 7 PM from the comfort of your own home for study of the Book of Genesis

Without Genesis, the rest of the Bible is incomprehensible. Unveiling no less than the creation of the world and everything in it, including human life, as well as the birth of sin and the promise of a Savior, Genesis is packed with fascinating images and layered theological insights that require careful study.

In this powerful 28-session study from Catholic Scripture Study International, author Steve Ray augmented by self-study videos by Fr. Kauth will help you uncover what you need to know about this crucial first book of the Bible, including:

  • The theological significance of covenants: what they meant for the ancient Jews, and what they mean for us today
  • What the Binding of Isaac actually signifies and what Noah’s ark represents
  • How to have a personal relationship with the “God of your fathers” (Exodus 3:15)

Genesis is the first key to unlocking the chest that enables us to understand the Bible as the Universal Church always has. To find the priceless gems inside, we need a good roadmap to learn how the 50 chapters fit together and fit with the rest of the entire Bible.

Deacon Larry will break the study into three time groups of 9 or 10 consecutive sessions with breaks in between. The first time period is from May 6th through July 1; the second from August 5 through October 7, and the third from November 4 through January 27 (with Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks).

Each session will be conducted using Zoom.  Participants will need a study guide (approximately $45 and available from Deacon Larry) and will be given information on how to stream the videos without extra charge.  Participants will prepare each lesson ahead of time and the sessions will concentrate on group discussion, questions and answers, and on connection of the Book of Genesis to the Catholic Catechisms.

Deacon Larry Brockman has been conducting such studies for over 10 years, including 3 recent studies using the Zoom format.  Come join us for one or all of the three time periods.

Contact Deacon Larry at deaconlarry@earthlink.net for answers to any questions you may have.

That Man is You!

Time/location: 7-8:15 a.m.; Saturdays starting Jan. 23, / via Zoom

Holy Family’s That Man is You! men’s ministry welcomes you to TMIY Virtual starting Saturday, Jan. 23, at 7 a.m. All men are welcome.

Email Charlie Blancato for more information by clicking here.

Transmission

Time/locations: Thursdays, 7 p.m. starting Jan. 14/Zoom meetings.

Go deeper in your faith, as Transmission addresses topics vital to adult Catholics. Click here for weekly meeting schedule and topics.

Other future studies will be listed here when available.

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