Adult Faith Formation

St. John Neumann parish offers many opportunities for adults to grow in their relationship with the Lord and understanding of His call. The formal, ongoing Adult Faith Formation program has the following annual components:


Fall Bible Study – September to November, Winter Bible Study – January to February, Parish Renewal – three-day parish wide retreat with guest homilist, Easter Season Faith Forums: “I wonder, I believe…” – evening programs on various aspects of the Catholic faith during the four Sundays following Easter.

We also periodically offer special events and presentations by well known authors and speakers. Watch the website and the bulletin for dates, times, and topics.

For those interested in participating or helping with the promotion, hospitality, or facilitation of Adult Faith Formation, contact Coleen (Kibler) Hamilton, Director of Religious Education, at or by phone at 569-8531 ext. 212.


St. John Neumann Parish Renewal
February 25, 26, and 27 at 7:00pm
Speaker is Deacon Keith Strohm

Deacon Keith Strohm is the former Director of the Office for the New Evangelization and a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago. A well-known international speaker and conference keynote, he has helped tens of thousands of men and women hear the Gospel message and encounter the mercy, love and power of Jesus Christ. Deacon Keith has extensive experience in creating and sustaining processes and programs of evangelization and formation at the group, parish and diocesan level that focus on the making, maturation and missioning of disciples of Jesus Christ. He is also the Executive Director of M3 Ministries ( and a long-time teacher and collaborator with the Catherine of Siena Institute. He is a co-author, along with six other collaborators, with Sherry Weddell for the book Becoming a Parish of Intentional Disciples–a follow-up to the bestselling book, Forming Intentional Disciples. His latest book, Jesus: The Story You Thought You Knew, is available now from Our Sunday Visitor. You can follow him on Twitter (@KeithStrohm).

For more information, contact Coleen Hamilton ( or 717-569-8531)


Adult Faith Formation Winter 2018 Study: The Wild Goose – Part II!

Unleash the Holy Spirit in Your Life

You won’t want to miss this next season of the Wild Goose where we further explore aspects of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity – the Holy Spirit.  The Celtic image for Him is The Wild Goose and once He’s loose in your life, all the fruits begin to show – joy, peace, patience, kindness….  All sessions include beautifully filmed talks by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR and uplifting reflection questions for small group conversation.

You do not have to have participated in the Fall to jump into this exciting new season.  But the first season IS available “on demand” at just by clicking on the STUDY tab from the homepage and scrolling down.

This winter season you will again have the option to flex across sections, start your own group, or follow along online.  What could be simpler?  Young Adult group available Tuesday evenings !

Begins January 16/17/18, ends February 20/21/22; snowdates week of Mar 6.


Choose one OR flex across sections to accommodate your schedule:

Tues evenings at St. John Neumann from 6:00PM – 8:00PM with light supper

Wed mornings at St. James from 9:45AM – 11:15AM with light breakfast

Thurs evenings at St. James from 6:00PM – 8:00PM with light supper

A donation of $10 for the workbook is requested of all those able to contribute.


>> Register online HERE! <<


Calendar challenges? 

Organize your own group at a day/time that works for you    OR

Opt to follow along with our web-based version and online community

Just select one of the above options when completing your online registration 



Rose Barnas : 717-626-0244; email OR

Barbara Goss: 717-725-0832; email

Here’s a wild ride you won’t regret so why not invite a friend along!



Walking With Purpose is a Catholic Bible study for women that aims to bring women into a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church.

Join us for a 22-week course starting on October 2 and 3.

  • Mondays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Childcare will be provided.

This year’s study is “Opening Your Heart: The Starting Point”

To purchase the Walking With Purpose Workbook Click Here

For more information or to register please contact Melissa Steffy at

Walking With Purpose Calendar

That Man Is You

That Man is You! honestly addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive!

Saturdays at 6:30 a.m. beginning on September 16.

>> Register Here <<

Diocesan Adult Education

The Diocese of Harrisburg also offers classes open to all at the Cardinal Keeler Center in Harrisburg or, in some instances, through live or recorded webinars. These classes encourage personal faith growth and can be used to pursue certification in a variety of Catechetical areas. For more information, consult this link: Diocesan Institute


FORMED Trailer Video from Formed on Vimeo.

FORMED is a product of the Augustine Institute, an online Catholic learning platform where our parishioners can access studies, books, movies, and audiobooks to continue their formation in the Catholic Faith. See the bulletin for our Parish Access Code and enjoy learning with a group, as an individual, or with your family! Also available as a free App in the App Store.

Begin today with FORMED online at