Adult Formation

Diane Ahlemeyer, Director / 630-384-0138 / Diane@StDaniel.org

ChristLife Series: an experience, a journey, and a mission!  Learn how to discover Christ, follow Christ, and share christ through this innovative program of personal and spiritual renewal.  Please click here for important information about the ChristLife program at our parish.

Adult Faith Sharing Groups. As a follow-up to our ChristLife program, our parish offers small groups for adults to pray, study, and to support each other on their faith journey.  Please go to the Service page of this website for more information about our parish fellowship groups for adults.

Catholic Bible Study is scheduled throughout the academic year, with classes during the day, for those who wish to explore the teachings of the Bible more fully in light of the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church, and according to teachings found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Convert Classes.  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is for adults who want to be baptized, for baptized Christian adults who want to become Catholics, and for Catholic adults who want to make their Confirmation and First Communion.  Please contact the religious education office for more information.

Young Adult Programs. Our diocese provides ongoing spiritual programs for young adults to gather together across our diocese and throughout the Chicagoland area.  Please contact our parish Youth Ministry office for more information about young adult events in our area.

Guest Speaker Programs are being prepared for various times throughout the year to help parishioners understand and live out the teachings of the Catholic Church more fully in their daily lives. Suggested topics for these programs should be forwarded to the Director.

Online Resources.  We recommend the following websites for your personal study and spiritual reflection.  Our new Online Catechism provides a review of the essentials of the Catholic faith for converts and for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith.  CatholicsComeHome.org is not just for those who are returning to the Faith, but for all who seek a deeper appreciation of Catholic Christianity.  DynamicCatholic.com provides religious reading materials and daily inspirational thoughts.  ForYourMarriage.org is another recommended family-related resource for Catholic families.

Protecting God’s Children.  Everyone who works with children in our parish is required by the diocese to take this important program.  We must do everything in our power to protect the innocence of children in our midst.  All parishioners, friends, and even neighbors are invited to take this enlightening program as well.  Please contact the religious education office for information about the next scheduled Protecting God’s Children program. 

Other Programs.  We also have a parish Book Club, and we promote the diocesan Foundations of the Faith program.  Please contact the religious education office for information about programs at our parish, and at nearby parishes throughout the diocese.  For the men of our parish, we recommend the diocesan Fishers of Men organization, which may be reached at FishersOfMenOnline.org.