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Adult Faith

Igniting Your Faith  

The call to discipleship and the gift of faith demand a response if they are to be nurtured and grow.

Adult Catholics who desire to feed and enrich their faith through prayer and study are invited to participate in a variety of continuing education and formation experiences at St. Clare of Assisi. We welcome you to join us, even if you have never attended a class, to enhance and deepen your uderstanding of the Catholic faith.

StClare Young Adults
We encourage you to participate fully in the life of the parish. Please explore ministry opportunities as well as the adult faith formation opportunities shown on this page.  We have another page for you on our website. Check it out here:  Young Adults

StClare Adult Bible Studies

Tuesdays, 9:00AM - 11:00AM, in the Parish Hall   Learn more
Saturdays, 7:00PM - 9:00PM, in the Parish Hall

StClare Seekers - Adult Spirituality / Discipleship Formation

Thursdays, 9:00A - 11:00A, in the Parish Hall    Learn more

StClare Catholic Men's Fellowship

Saturdays, 7:30A - 8:30A, in the Parish Hall   Learn more

StClare Small Christian Communities
Meet in Advent, Lent and some groups meet throughout the year, to study and discuss the Sunday Readings  Learn more

StClare Welcome.2 -Christ Renews His Parish
Do you sense that something is missing in your life? Do you feel that if you weren’t so busy you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled, and maybe even a better person? We have several retreats during the year, conducted separately for Women and for Men.  Some of the members and leaders then continue to meet through the year to grow in their Catholic faith. The program materials are produced by the well known publishers at Dynamic Catholic.  Learn more

StClare Parish Library
We have a borrowing library in the church building across from the drinking fountains near the restrooms. We encourage people to donate solid Catholic materials and to borrow materials and return them when they are finished.  Learn more

Online:  St Clare Catholic Parish Surprise AZ 
YouTube Look for the social media icons on the right or bottom edge of your screen. Click this icon or the white pointer icon on any of our web pages. Our Parish YouTube Channel has many playlists categorized by topics that might interest you as you pursue deepening your Catholic knoweldge and practice.

Online: The Catechism of the Catholic Church
We have included a table of context with URL links on our webiste. It will take you to main sections or points of interest to get you started. You can wander and read from there.  Here is our page.

Online: The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church
The Catholic Church has a great treasure in her long history of social teaching which offers principles and direction for living our faith in the world. Here is our Social Doctrine page.

Online: The USCCB "Issues and Actions" Index
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops "Issues and Actions" page has links to many useful resources on their website and to statements on my current issues. Read it here.

Online: The Magis Center
Science, Faith and Reason

Online: Credible Catholic
Know and share your faith


See also:
Why Stay Catholic
Problem of Suffering
Earth Issues
Justice Concerns
Medical Ethics


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Online: Catholics Come Home

Come home to the Catholic Church or Just curious bout Catholics

FREE:  If you are Catholic but have been away for a long time or not Catholic but curious about what we believe we have ways to help you. See more on our website and see this external link to Catholics Come Home HERE.

Online: e-Catholic 2000

Catholics Online for the Third Millenium

Chat rooms, encyclopedia, apologetic resources, etc. HERE

Online: New Advent

This website contains a huge treasure of Catholic information. Check it out HERE.

Online: Bible Study Resources
ArizonaBibleClass © - by Kevin Saunders 
Several of our parishioners have attended this popular teacher's classes and found them very rewarding. He can also be found on podcasts, Catholic radio and parish presentations.

Online: Canon Law and Canonical Services

Tribunal of the Diocese of Phoenix
Canon Law Made Easy 
Code of Canon Law on website

In the Diocese of Phoenix

The Institute of Catholic Theology
Strengthening Christian Discipleship through Intellectual Formation
This institute is in the Diocese of Phoenix.
hey offer online courses that are free and other resources for adult faith formation
   Learn more

Kino Institute 
Kino Catechetical Institute, a department of the Division of Education and Evangelization, Diocese of Phoenix, provides foundational formation in Catholic doctrine, strengthening the laity to respond to the call of Christ to discipleship in the Spirit of the New Evangelization.  The courses are designed to help adult Catholics know Jesus Christ and His Teachings, as presented in the Scriptures and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Kino Institute offers adult faith formation (AFF) and parish leadership (PL) courses. They also offer some mini-programs and catechist formation.  Learn more

Catholic Universities in the Phoenix Region

College of Mary at ASU, University of Mary  Learn more

Benedictine University  Learn more

Catholic Current 
Shareable Resources from USCCB   GO HERE


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Because our faith is a living faith, maturing in faith is an ongoing, lifelong process. A living faith, as the bishops point out, is a searching faith, and it "seeks understanding."

Adult education and formation supports growth in holiness, virtue, knowledge of the faith, and a strong sense of the sacramental and communal nature of the Church.

As mature intentional disciples, we are called to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to a participation in His mission to the world. 


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