“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matt 7:7). God asks us to seek him and to know the truth so that we may have the abundant life he came to give. It is our goal to open the word of God to all, where ever they may be in their faith journey and guide them to a greater understanding of the catholic faith. We are making the call for disciples and want to empower each person through opportunities to learn in as a community, small group, online or individually.
Faith Formation for All (FFA) presents monthly topics that are engaging and down-to-earth. Classes are 100% relative to the catholic faith, reference the liturgical year and current season. FFA invites dialogue within our community and encourages the conversations to continue at home with your family. All who are preparing for sacraments attend FFA as part of the sacrament preparation curriculum and are registered attendees. FFA is open for anyone interested in the topic to attend. Please call the office if you plan to attend.
When: First Saturday, October – May 5pm-7:30pm
What: Potluck, Adult Lesson/discussion,
Grades preschool – 6th grade breakout by designated age
Registration Form – attached
The classes prepare young students for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion/ Confirmation are taught by catechists twice a month with a home lesson parents conduct once a month. The sacrament of Reconciliation can be received as early as 2nd grade. First Communion / Confirmation can be received as early as 3rd grade. Please see the sacraments page to learn more about Restored Order. Structure of classes is by age and can vary depending on who registers. This curriculum is offered up to 12th grade. All students taking sacrament preparation classes must attend FFA with their families.
When: Second & Third Sunday, October – May, 8:30am-9:50am, then attend 10am Mass (family is invited to join the class at Mass)
What: Sacrament Preparation Class
Grades: 2nd – 12th
Becoming Catholic is one of life’s most profound and joyous experiences. Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are infants, and, over time, through this grace, additional sacraments and the support of family and community, they continue to develop a stronger faith.Others enter the Catholic fold when they are older children or adults. Everyone’s journey is unique leaving the need for a flexible RCIA/Sacrament program. In the catholic life; we seek to know God as he knows every hair on our head; we grow our prayer life to facilitate understanding of God and what he wants for us; we seek God’s forgiveness by asking for it through Reconciliation; we show reverence to God through attendance at Mass and receiving the Eucharist. We seek ways to follow Christ’s footsteps and cherish life, love one another and respect that suffering exists, but not at God’s hands.
We have the traditional class schedules, events and celebrations. We also utilize various means of educational tools to give flexibility with the ultimate goal that you will see a continuous journey of faith can fit into your life. Participation in FFA is a part of our RCIA curriculum.
When: Sundays, September – May/June; 8:30am-9:50am, then attend 10am Mass
Sponsor and family members are always welcome to join class or Mass
What: Become a Catholic or Come back to the Catholic Church
Scripture Study is ongoing and lead by community members. All scripture study ranges from books of the bible, encyclicals, study of individual or groups of saints, etc. The topic is determined by the participants and then promoted to invite more participants. Scripture study utilizes a range of media from lecture, book, video series or podcasts. Scripture Study is offered in as a coed study, women’s studies and men’s study, some with different topics.
When: Tuesdays at 7pm or Wednesdays at 1pm
What: Next topic will be announce 12/12/2019
Women of Faith
When: Tuesdays at 9am
What: Opening Doors, by Joyce Rupp
Women of Faith – Walking with Purpose
When: Wednesday at 9am and Wednesday at 6:30pm
What: Touching the Divine
Men’s Faith Group (TMIY)
When: Thursday at 6:00am
What: Mary, Lectio from Formed by Dr. Pitre
Formed.org is a membership St. Bernadette provides to its parishioners. Formed.org has been likened to a Catholic Netflix. This online tool gives you the opportunity to watch movies, study parts of prayer, listen to books, lead a bible study or study independently, youth programs, kids programs, documentaries and so on. The programming is up to date and inspires us to interact with scripture in our daily lives. From seven minute explanation of the daily readings to a seven hour series about saints. It is all available to you anytime.
The St. John Vianney Theological Seminary Lay Division houses our flagship programs of the Biblical and Catechetical Schools in addition to a number of Enrichment Courses that help people know, love, and share their faith.
When: These programs follow the school year of September to early May and are offered at parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Denver.
What: An opportunity to jump deeper into the catholic faith from learning about the Bible, the Catholic Catechism to an understanding of apologetics.