Adult Formation

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While our new normal does not allow gatherings like this, we are together in spirit.


Formation in our Faith is a life-long journey. Faith grows and deepens throughout all of our life stages. For adults, Lumen Christi sponsors speakers, retreats, Bible and other studies, book discussions, and more. There is an Adult Faith Committee which plans these events. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Lynn Schelitzche, Director of Faith Formation. During COVID, the following opportunities are available.


Writing Practice as Spiritual Practice

New Format: May 9, 2020 and June 13th from 1pm to 3pm

1pm: receive ONE Email with writing samples and prompts. 2pm conference call to hear the results and share our thoughts. We continue to use writing pay attention to the details in our lives. New members welcome. Those interested please email Mary Jo @ or call 651-698-5954


Thursday Morning Bible Study on THE PARABLES OF JESUS

Any or All 13 Thursdays, May, June, July (part of August due to holidays), 11:00 AM

Jesus was a teacher to whom large crowds listened intently. Jesus was a storyteller extraordinaire. People flocked to listen to him tell stories in the form of parables. Jesus’ parables are a special type of story-telling using readily available images from local daily life, but in the briefest manner possible showing how God relates to the world and the people God calls his own.


Join for any or all of the thirteen sessions. Each short lesson will be emailed to you. This study will be partially based on a series by Little Rock Scripture Studies. To prepare for each session, we will read the short passage of the featured parable, accompanying short Scripture passages, and a one-page article about the featured parable. Four to five reflection questions are also provided for preparation. We will then meet on Thursday mornings for 40 minutes via Zoom. We will join together for a brief summary presentation, discussion of reflection questions, and a closing prayer experience. The lesson and Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you each week. Please register by emailing Lynn Schelitzche, Director of Faith Formation at:



ThIs 3-minute-retreat features a daily theme with scripture passage, beautiful photo, instrumental music, reflection on the scripture, question to ponder, and closing prayer.





Listen to our free Spotify playlist,

Psallite Music for Consolation, Hope and Healing

featuring songs from the Psallite collection by the Collegeville Composers Group.


Praying Together, Praying Apart: At-Home Prayers for Times of Healing, Illness, and Death
The COVID-19 virus forces us to grapple with a difficult reality. Amid self-isolation and “stay-at-home” orders, an increasing number of people are experiencing sickness and death separated from other people. This resource strives to offer some concrete ways to pray, heal, and grieve together when we are physically apart.  In addition, Anne and Jeffery Rowthorn, authors of God’s Good Earth, wrote a litany for the dying, the departed, and the grieving.