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.

Adult Faith Formation Fall 2017 Study: The Wild Goose

Unleash the Holy Spirit in Your Life

The Holy Spirit has been given to us not as a possession to be tamed or controlled, but rather as a Person who will lead us to the Heart of God.  In this series by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR you are invited to an encounter with the Holy Spirit, the very Breath of God, whose powerful presence transforms and brings us to a place of mercy, healing, peace, and purpose.

In each of eight weekly sessions, we will explore a different aspect of the Holy Spirit which includes a short video by Fr. Dave followed by facilitated small group conversation and reflection.  Our multiple sections allow participants to choose and/or move among three sections at St. John Neumann, Lancaster and St. James, Lititz.

Begins September 12/13/14, ends November 7/8/9; no session week of Oct 10

Tues evenings at St. John Neumann from 7:00PM – 8:30PM with dessert and coffee

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

Thurs evenings at St. James from 7:00PM – 8:30PM with dessert and coffee

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 from the above options when completing your online registration 

>>Register online here!<<

Questions? Contact us…

Rose Barnas at or 626-0244 ext 1
Barbara Goss at or 725-0832

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