Adult Faith Formation

Mission of the Adult Faith Formation Team
The Adult Faith Formation team serves St. Peter’s Parish by helping others strengthen and deepen their relationship with God throughout their lives. It does this by coordinating a variety of programs that foster spiritual growth and knowledge of the Catholic faith. In opportunities for reflection, prayer, study, and community, Adult Faith Formation seeks to expand each parishioner’s understanding of the life-giving, redemptive message of Jesus Christ. The adult faith formation team meets once a month to assess the spiritual needs of the parish and plan opportunities for faith development, such as the ones listed on this page. Please contact Jackie Malone at (816) 217-5222 or jmalone35@icloud.com if you are interested in being on this committee.

Bible and Scripture Studies
St. Peter’s usually has two to three Bible Studies going on simultaneously, accommodating both those who work during the day and those who prefer daytime prayer/study groups. Please check the weekly bulletin for current offerings, or contact the parish office at (816) 363-2320.

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)
Twice a year the parish offers weekend adult spiritual renewal CRHP retreats, here on our campus. These 30-hour Men’s and Women’s retreats are scheduled each spring and fall, and you may participate in follow-up formation after completing the retreat. We have been offering these retreats since fall 2012, and many say they were not only renewed in spirit but met parishioners they might never have known otherwise.
If you’d like to find out more, please click here or contact Maria Gillcrist about the Women’s Retreats at mariagillcrist@gmail.com or Pete Hutchison for the Men’s retreats at rpetehutch@aol.com.

Eucharistic Adoration
Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Monday-Friday. Every Tuesday, from the conclusion of Mass until 7:00 p.m., the Blessed Sacrament is on display on the altar. Individuals are welcome to come participate in quiet prayer. To make certain someone is present at all times during these hours, a sign up has been developed. Contact Maria Gillcrist at mariagillcrist@gmail.com if you’d like to be added to the schedule. If you can’t commit to a specific time, please attend when it works for your schedule.

Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA)
Every fall, we offer weekly RCIA classes for people interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. If individuals discern that they want to become Catholic, RCIA classes prepare them to enter into the church during our Easter Vigil service, in the spring. For more information about this program, contact Fr. Bill Fox at bfox@stpeterskc.org.

Additional Resources
Prayer/Reflections
Living Faith (Brief daily Catholic devotions based on one of the Mass readings of the day)
https://www.LivingFaith.com

Magnificat (Monthly publication with daily scriptures and reflections)
http://us.magnificat.net

3-Minute Daily Retreat
http://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer.html

Daily Reflections
http://sacredspace.ie/

Local Resources:
Bishop Helmsing Institute
http://mybhi.org/

Ignatian Spirituality Center of Kansas City
http://ignatiancenterkc.org/

Contemplative Outreach Kansas City
http://contemplativeoutreachkc.org/

The Office of Child and Youth Protection (Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph)
https://kcsjcatholic.org/the-office-of-child-and-youth-protection/