Evangelization and Adult Catechesis

The Commission for Evangelization & Catechesis of Adults supports the mission of the Church of St. Magdalen de Pazzi to echo Jesus’ call to “Come and follow me.” The commission is constantly discerning innovative ways to introduce us to the person of Jesus Christ through adult faith formation, scripture study, conferences, prayer and reflection.

Please prayerfully consider sharing your gifts and talents in one of the ministries listed below. To learn more including what training is provided for each ministry, contact the ministry leader.

Adult Confirmation Program – leaders support and help facilitate a six-session review of the teachings of the Catholic Church to prepare adults, who are already baptized and have received the Eucharist, to receive the sacrament of Confirmation. For more information, please contact Dolores Wright at (908) 782-1359 or doloreswright2@gmail.com.

Bible Study - this ministry helps members to integrate lessons of the Bible with liturgical seasons and in living the Catholic Faith. The goal of the program is to form strong Catholic disciples through regular in-depth study of Scripture, aimed at personal transformation as well as becoming equipped to share the Faith with others. For more information, please contact Lyn Anderson at (908) 788-3806 or lyn_anderson@comcast.net.

Emmaus Men’s Groupy - emphasizes a deep understanding of the Bible while developing strong relationships with other Christian men. This bible study focuses on deep prayer, praise and worship, weekly Gospel readings and lively discussions based on a reflection, readings and questions. For more information, please contact Dan Amabile at (732) 610-9541 or danamabile@yahoo.net.

Marriage Ministry - brings married couple together to celebrate this sacred sacrament and foundational societal institution and to encourage a deeper connection between couples in Christ. For more information, please contact Deacon Stephen and Rosemary Kern at (908) 751-1695 or kernfamille@earthlink.net.

Natural Family Planning – facilitators bring the life-giving and beautiful message of God’s plan for marriage and family to couples preparing to enter into the sacrament of marriage. For more information, please contact Deacon Stephen and Rosemary Kern at (908) 751-1695 or kernfamille@earthlink.net.

Pastoral Council - is a consultative group of priests, deacons, religious sisters, staff, and parishioners who work closely with the pastor and provide input and counsel which assist him in pastoral planning for the whole parish.

Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - facilitators welcome all those interested in learning about the Catholic faith in preparation for reception of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. The process includes faith sharing, scripture study and catechetical formation through the year. For more information, please contact Dolores Wright at (908) 782-1359 or doloreswright2@gmail.com.

* This is not an exhaustive list of all stewardship opportunities, as new ministries continue to emerge and take root in our community. While some groups are not currently in need of volunteers, we encourage you to contact organizers for more information.