Adult Formation

Parent Book Groups

There are various book groups throughout the parish community.  Some parents meet at 38 Church Hill Road while their children are in Religious Education classes (Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday 4:15 – 5:15pm) to discuss spiritually oriented books and further our own spiritual journeys.

Elizabeth Ministry Book Club

THE ELIZABETH MINISTRY BOOK CLUB will be meeting on June 24th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the book Bringing Down The House written by Ben Mezrich. Come join us. New members are always welcome. Please call Anne Annesley at 364-0676 for information.


Catholics Coming Home

If you or someone you know has been away from the Church and has a desire to be reconnected with the Catholic Church, please consider attending “Catholics Coming Home,” which will begin Sunday, Sept. 7 from 7:00-8:00 at the Religious Education Office at 38 Church Hill Road. All are welcome.  Please call 426-2333 for more information.


Spiritual Journey

This program aims to reinforce awareness that it is within the context of our daily lives that our spiritual journey is fleshed out. “Spiritual Journey” therefore sets out on this premise through speakers of insight, knowledge, information and spirit to nurture the movement of God’s grace in our lives – in our spiritual journey. Each week we realize anew how blessed we truly are as we spontaneously share our faith with one another on the topics presented in such varying ways. The broad scope of topics is both edifying and challenging but never forced. The on-going formation aspect for adults flows freely among the participants and the “speaker of the day”. Topics are discussed in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere – each person receptive to the Spirit’s subtle action within.

This delightful experience is open to all adults of St. Rose Parish, as well as from other areas (near or far!). Bring your friends, family members or anyone you think may have an interest in growing in their faith and/or spirituality. It can also be intellectually rewarding and practical. We strive to achieve simplicity, clarity and good old common sense in our life with God.

Spiritual Journey Particulars:

Spiritual Journey takes place on each Thursday morning from 10:15 am to 11:15 am (approximately) at 38 Church Hill Rd. (our Rel. Ed. Bld.)

It is handicap accessible.

Sessions run from September through May of each year with time off during school vacation days and major holidays.

Spiritual Journey also provides its participants with warm and friendly fellowship which includes coffee/tea and simple refreshments.

Spiritual Journey is also open to new ideas and suggestions for speakers and subjects to be presented. If you feel you have something you would like to share please contact the Religious Education Office at 426-2333.

Participation in Spiritual Journey is very much a “come when you can” invitation. It works best when we are at our best! No dues, no pressures, just come and rest in the spirit with an open heart and enjoy being with like-minded people.

Together we depend on the Holy Spirit to guide us and feed us….if you do also, you will feel ‘at home’.


Adult Religious Education Lending Library

The Adult Religious Education Lending Library is readily available with many excellent books on a wide variety of subjects: Catholic Issues, Prayer, Spirituality, Christian Life, Saints, Scripture, Mary, Great Spiritual writers, Classics, Psychology, Parenting, Theology, Pope’s letters, encyclicals, biographies, and on it goes. A list of some of the Parenting Section resources is given in this bibliography. The library is located upstairs at 38 Church Hill Road and is open whenever the Religious Education office is. Do come and see all of the library’s resources.

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning is a holistic approach to family planning which is in full accord with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.  For more information contact Al and Adrienne Keogler at 270-9544.

ps_stcyril_logo.gifSt. Cyril of Jerusalem Diocesan Classes for Adults

Now in its sixth year, the Saint Cyril of Jerusalem School of the Diocese of Bridgeport seeks to empower catechists to effectively transmit the teachings of Jesus Christ and the teachings of His Church. It aims to help the catechist make the journey of faith come alive for students of all ages.
While the courses have been designed for catechists, any adult Catholic who wishes to deepen their understanding of the faith is encouraged to attend. Each class consists of two sessions and the tuition fee is only $25 per class. You can pre-register for six classes for only $130.

There are also two on-line courses, Prayer with Dr. Tom Hicks and Scripture with Fr. Peter Lynch. The tuition fee for the on-line courses is only $15 per course. To register for any St. Cyril course on-line, go to

For more information, go to


St. Augustine Diocesan Lectures for Adults

The Saint Augustine Lecture Series is a diocesan initiative organized by the Office for Pastoral Services. Begun in March, 2006, its aim is to foster the ongoing faith formation of the laity and to provide a vehicle for evangelizing the culture.
For more information or to check on upcoming lectures, visit the website at