For more information or to register for any of the below programs, contact Christen Cota, Pastoral Associate, by calling her at 816-436-9200, ext 304, or [email protected]
Adult Faith Formation Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities are available to assist as members of the RCIA team, or as RCIA sponsors.
Family Faith in Action
The Wild Goose Study
Discover the Holy Spirit who has been revealed to us by Jesus Christ and who leads us to our heavenly Father! This study meets on Monday evenings from 7 - 8 p.m. in-person and on Zoom. Click here to register.
ChristLife Series: Discovering, Following, Sharing
The ChristLife Series is a three-step evangelization process that is changing lives and transforming parishes. The series consists of three essential elements: discover, follow, and share. The series is divided into three seven-week courses that build upon each other to introduce people to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and His transforming love. Click here to learn more about the program and to sign up.
Holy Family Men of Faith
Men come together to study the richness of the Catholic faith and learn how to apply it to their daily lives in order to become better fathers, husbands, brothers, associates, and Christian men.
The men gather at 6 a.m. on Tuesdays in room 215, for a video presentation and discussion. Sessions end by 7:30 a.m. The Men of Faith studies usually run in the fall and the spring, from September through December and again from January through April. Watch the bulletin for information on summer sessions. Click here to register or, for more information, contact Glenn Duncan @ 816-835-1292 or [email protected].
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program of instruction, prayer, and ritual celebrations for persons interested in the Catholic Church. The program is designed primarily for unbaptized persons and baptized non-Catholics; however, adult Catholics who have not yet received First Eucharist or Confirmation are also welcome.
To learn more about the process of becoming Catholic at Holy Family, click here.
The four phases of formation are:
Pre-Catechumenate - a period of inquiry
Catechumenate - a period of continuing formation and discernment
Purification and Enlightenment - a period of final preparation and discernment
Mystagogia - a period of continuing formation and reflection
St. Catherine's Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study is open to any women within our community. The group meets on Sundays at 9:40 a.m. in room 215 from September through May.
They are currently studying Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls:
The greatest archeological discovery of the 20th century gave the world the Dead Sea Scrolls. As the oldest sacred documents of Judaism, the scrolls have many surprising connections to early Christianity.
Holy Family women are invited to participate in a study by biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma and Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR. In this study, they discuss the history and mysteries of the scrolls, what they reveal about Jesus Christ, the sacraments, and the early Church, and why they matter to believers and non-believers today.
This is an eight-week study through Zoom; one hour a week. The study begins on Feb. 4 and ends on March 25. Click here to register.
Marilyn Meyer Memorial Library
The Marilyn Meyer Memorial Library is a free resource available to Holy Family parishioners of all ages. This library has books to enrich your faith, for your enjoyment and leisure, and for children. The Library is located in the meeting room off of the parish hall, downstairs. Please contact Christen Cota to check out a book: [email protected].
Marilyn Meyer was an active parishioner and teacher who was devoted to children’s literacy. Before Marilyn died in 2001, she wished to improve the parish library with funds donated in her memory.