[Formation] is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
I learned most not from those who taught me but from those who talked with me.
Mission Statement of St. Rose of Lima Parish
Our parish mission is to educate, form and transform persons into disciples of Christ
and to foster their active participation in the life, work and mission of the church.
Why Adult Faith Formation? To open WIDE the door of Faith!
Christ lives in and through each of us and we are always new! Galatians 2:20; 6:15
St. Rose of Lima Parish is committed to providing varied opportunities for people to grow in their relationship with Jesus and to experience their faith more deeply in order to make a significant contribution to the world we live in. GIFT – Growing in Faith Together means life-long learning, encounters with Christ, being engaged with our parish faith community, and participating in the mission of Christ through service and stewardship.
Our logo and motto, Follow Me! Everyday Disciples, Helps us to understand that though we are ordinary, everyday people who seek to follow Jesus in very significant ways.
The Mission Statement of the St. Rose of Lima Adult Faith Formation
The SRL Adult Faith Formation Team is dedicated to the great commission of Jesus and to the mission of the parish to form disciples of Christ through opportunities for life-long learning.
We see ongoing formation as a means to support Pope Francis's call for us to be missionary disciples and offer opportunities for parishioners to learn as they grow in their faith.
The AFF identifies, creates and offers a variety of resources and opportunities for parishioners:
lectures and presentations on timely topics, Scripture study, Small Christian Communities and faith reflection groups, retreat days for prayer and reflection, and other and opportunities to strengthen faith.