Adult Education Resources

FORMED – Opening the Word 
The Opening the Word Bible Study is a dynamic and exciting journey into the Sunday readings that will help you more deeply understand the Sunday readings, apply the teachings of the Word of God to your daily life, more deeply encounter Christ, and live your Catholic faith in a more powerful way. The study includes both weekly videos and journals.  It features a variety of experienced presenters including Dr. Tim Gray, Mary Healy, Scott Powell, Dr. Edward Sri, and Fr. John Riley, Martha Fernandez, and Ben Akers. Over the next few weeks, this is a great resource to help you prepare to fully participate in Holy Week or Sunday Masses. A free account is needed to access the program.

Ave Explores Art and Architecture 
This program will look at how both traditional and contemporary Catholic art and construction enrich our faith and give us a deeper appreciation of its beauty. This beauty – represented in paintings, stained-glass windows, sculptures, icons,towering steeples, or tiny chapels – is a door by which we can understand God and the Church. When we gaze upon and contemplate these beautiful works of art, our spiritual lives are enriched.

Ascension LIVE – Learn the Bible in a Month with Jeff Cavins
In this 4-session series, Catholics will learn the amazing story woven throughout Scripture so they can get the “big picture” of Salvation history. The videos are available Ascension’s Facebook page (you do not need to have Facebook to view). Live sessions on Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm or on-demand.

Catholic Apologetics Conference
Matt Fradd, from the website Pints with Aquinas, hosts over 50 national speakers on subjects like sharing the faith, exploring the claims of the Church, Catholic moral teaching, speaking to those of other faiths, responding to the pop philosophies underlying secularism, and many others. Speakers include Scott Hahn, Christopher West, Fr. Dwight Longnecker, Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Ed Feser, Lila Rose, and many more. Conference dates are October 23-25 and the event is free.

Let Beauty Speak Retreat
Former parishioner and Marist School graduate Jimmy Mitchell is the founder of Love Good – a website dedicated to good music, books, and art in our culture of noise. Jimmy is now leading a weekly hour-long retreat every Thursday at 8:00 pm ET featuring stories and songs live-streamed from the Love Good Studio in Nashville. In a world gripped by uncertainty, we need beauty more than ever to help us reclaim hope and rebuild our culture from the ground up! Sign up here to receive a weekly reminder and link to the retreat.

A variety of podcasts to help you grown in your faith, get spiritual advice, add humor to your day and more.

Vatican News
A wonderful source for the Holy Father’s daily reflections and weekly Angelus meditations, news from around the Catholic world, daily readings, saint of the day, prayers and more.