Adult Faith

Susan Skinner, Director of Adult Faith Formation & RCIA

Adult Faith Formation aims to engage the particular needs and interests of our adults at St. Philip. To be faithful and effective we strive to offer, over time, a comprehensive and systematic presentation and exploration of the core elements of Catholic faith and practice—a complete initiation into a Catholic way of life. Our goal is to do so in a way that is accessible to adults and relates to their life experiences, helping them to form a Christian conscience and to live their lives in the world as faithful disciples of Jesus. At St. Philip, we utilize the following programs and resources to achieve this ideal.

Our Classes

Adult Bible Study

Mike Retchless

Our Adult Bible Study is open to all adults of the parish. Meeting on a weekly basis year round on Thursday evenings, the group discusses certain topics of the Bible agreed on by the group and facilitated by the leader. Ministry Description.

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Adult Faith Study

Don Stacy (Sunday & Wednesday)

Christina Magrin (Saturday),

The Adult Faith Study class is open to all adults of the parish and is based on the premise that – upon being Confirmed – we do not stop growing in the Catholic faith or pursuing holiness. The overarching goal of the class is grow closer to God through prayer and greater knowledge of the Catholic faith. This is accomplished by exploring both traditional elements of the Catholic faith and contemporary Church teachings. We also discuss current events as they relate to the Catholic Church. The result is a deeper connection with God and the universal Church and a fuller living of our Catholic lives. The class meets weekly from September through May. Childcare is provided. Ministry Description.

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Becoming Catholic (RCIA)

Susan Skinner

Maria Elena Cruz, Hispanic Ministry

RCIA is for individuals not of the Catholic faith, but who are interested in learning more about our faith, and for Baptized Catholics that have not yet received Sacrament of Eucharist and/or Confirmation. This ministry is open to the members of St. Philip who are willing to become part of the facilitating team or would like to be a sponsor for non-Catholic individuals. Meetings for those seeking to learn more and the sponsors are held year round on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Team members provide support as catechists (teachers), sponsor contact, hospitality ministers and other roles as needed. Ministry Description.

Becoming Catholic PageHispanic RCIA Page

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Bible Series

Cristina Magrin

Two opportunities to study God’s Word beginning January 2021…

The Bible Timeline — The Salvation Story
Tuesdays on Google Meet
January 12 thru June 22, 2021
6:30pm. Cost:$35.95

Matthew – The King and His Kingdom
Wednesdays on Goggle Meet
January 13 thru June 23, 2021
6:30 pm. Cost:$35.95

Lessons in Scripture

Rosie Gibbons & Sharon Wilson

Lessons in Scripture meets weekly on Mondays, September to May in Rooms 206-207. Topics differ between the morning and evening sessions.

  • Monday Evening Study, 6:30pm to 8pm

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Men’s Studies

Paul Saint-Jacques

This group is open to all men to discuss the Bible and Books. We study the Bible weekly on Tuesday mornings at 7:30am -8:15 sharp! and do a Book Study weekly on Saturday Mornings at 7:30am-8:30AM sharp! Both studies meet at St. Philip, Meeting Room 105. Ministry Description.

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Motherhood Ministry

Marie McDaniel

Calling all Catholic Moms!! Having trouble getting out the door? Too many tasks on the to-do list? This is the perfect solution for today’s busy Catholic Moms. We invite you to join the Women of St. Philip Motherhood Ministry.

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Motherhood Ministry Page

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Walking With Purpose

Melissa Roselli

Are you interested in getting together with a group of other moms and women to explore your faith? You don’t have much Scripture knowledge, but you would like to see how the Scriptures apply to your everyday life? If so, we invite you to consider joining Walking with Purpose at St. Philip Catholic Church. Walking with Purpose is a Catholic Bible study that aims to bring women into a deeper personal relationship with Christ. Through personal study and small group discussions, the group helps to link our everyday challenges with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.

Current Study

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Women’s Faith Sharing

Charlene Kimmel, 615-579-8163
Chris Moen,

The Women’s Faith Sharing Ministry meets throughout the school year, September- May, to read a book on our faith and discuss how we live the principles through our lives. Faith Sharing meets in room 105 , across from the church office, on Thursdays from 9:45-11:15 am. Books are decided by a consensus view of the group annually and leaders are not teachers, but act as facilitators to keep the flow of conversation on topic. We are a lively and supportive group and have been around, we think, for 15 years or so. Time flies when you are having fun!

All women of the parish are invited to contact Charlene Kimmel or Chris Moen if you are interested in information! Please come and join us. Ministry Description.

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That Man Is You

Ismael Fierro

Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God? Be a better husband? Become a more loving father? Build friendships with other like-minded men? And seek to be the best man you can be? Then come join That Man is You!

Saturday Mornings
6:30 to 8:00 AM, Activity Center

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Theology On Tap

Julianne Staley

Join us every last Tuesday of the month for Theology on Tap! Theology on Tap is part of the St. Philip Veritas Ministry a network of young adults – from college students to those in their 30’s – at St. Philip. Our mission is to aid in the formation of lifelong Catholics, with a solid understanding of the Church’s teachings, who actively participate in the sacraments and contribute to the Catholic faith community at large. Ministry Description.

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RCIA – Breaking Open the Word

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:45 am

Adult Faith Study: Catholicism Series

January 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am


January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm


January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm