Ongoing Faith Formation

The Office of Ongoing Faith Formation recognizes the gifts and unique needs of maturing adults and seeks to offer customized resources and programs to enhance spiritual enrichment for maturing adults through prayer, education and service. The goals of this ministry are:

  • To affirm and challenge mature people, acknowledging their experience, knowledge and wisdom and recognizing that interdependence within our generation and between generations is a true Gospel value
  • To form a perspective that views maturing persons as active participants in contributing to the Church life and mission in meeting the spiritual needs of its members
  • To develop ministries in parishes that encourages and facilitates the contributions of mature adults as well as their personal spiritual enrichment



Rejoice and Be Glad! A discussion on Gaudete et Exsultate
Four consecutive Tuesdays: July 10, 17, 24 & 31
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Ln., Piscataway

Join Fr. Gregory Uhrig for a discussion of Pope Francis' new Apostolic Exhortation, entitled "Gaudete et Exsultate" (Rejoice and Be Glad), subtitled "On the Call to Holiness in Today's World."

Four sessions:
July 10: The Call to Holiness
July 17: Two Subtle Enemies of Holiness
July 24: In the Light of the Master
July 31: Spiritual Combat, Vigilance and Discernment

The only charge for the course is $5 to buy a discussion booklet. Classes are open to all regardless of faith, age, background, etc.

If you would like to register, contact Fr. Gregory Uhrig at (732) 529-7933 or email guhrig@diometuchen.org.

 

Vatican II and the Church of the Third Millennium with Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz, Ph.D.
Four consecutive Wednesdays: August 8, 15, 22 & 29
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Ln., Piscataway

Join Fr. Gregory Uhrig for an exploration of the enduring power of Vatican II’s teachings in our day. The course will be held on four consecutive Wednesdays from 10 am. – 11 a.m., beginning August 8. Based on a video series entitled Vatican II and the Church of the Third Millennium with Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz, Ph.D., this course will offer an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the challenges facing the Catholic Church today. There is no charge to attend. 
Dr. Gaillardetz is a professor of systematic theology at Boston College. He received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame and is currently the president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He has written numerous articles and 10 books on matters of ecclesiology, the Second Vatican Council, and the Magisterium. 
The following four sessions are part one of a two-part series. The second part of the course will take place in November. 
Part One Sessions: 
August 8: The Church before the Council 
August 15: Preparation for the Council 
August 22: The priesthood of the faithful 
August 29: A pilgrim Church 
If you would like to register, contact Fr. Gregory Uhrig at (732) 529-7933 or email guhrig@diometuchen.org.

Join Fr. Gregory Uhrig for an exploration of the enduring power of Vatican II’s teachings in our day. The course will be held on four consecutive Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., beginning August 8. Based on a video series entitled Vatican II and the Church of the Third Millennium with Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz, Ph.D., this course will offer an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the challenges facing the Catholic Church today. There is no charge to attend. 

Dr. Gaillardetz is a professor of systematic theology at Boston College. He received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame and is currently the president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He has written numerous articles and 10 books on matters of ecclesiology, the Second Vatican Council, and the Magisterium. 

The following four sessions are part one of a two-part series. The second part of the course will take place in November. 

Part One Sessions:
August 8: The Church before the Council
August 15: Preparation for the Council
August 22: The priesthood of the faithful
August 29: A pilgrim Church 

If you would like to register, contact Fr. Gregory Uhrig at (732) 529-7933 or email guhrig@diometuchen.org.