St Patrick’s of Smithtown
Adult Religious Formation
St. Patrick Adult Faith Formation presents
its current course offerings:
“Church as a Pilgrim People”
(Advanced Course in Church/Spirituality)
Classes held on the the following Thursdays:
September 10th, 24th, October 1st, 8th & 15th
from 7:30 to 9 PM in Room 104 of St. Patrick School
Instructor: Mrs. Beverly Bienemann
The Course will explore the question; What does it mean to be church? Models of the church will be examined.
Classes held on the the following Wednesdays:
September 16th, 23rd, 30th, October 7th & 14th
from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in Room 108 of St. Patrick School
Instructor: Mrs. Elaina Kedjierski
Learn how scripture, tradition and church teaching have described and defined the identity and mission of Jesus Christ. Participants will reflect on the role of images of Jesus in Catholic faith and spirituality.
Other Upcoming Course Offerings
Also mark your calendar for more upcoming courses:
Wednesdays, January 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd & 10th
The Covenant Relationship:
“You Will Be My People and I Will Be Your God,”
(Advanced Scripture/Morality Course)
Wednesdays, April 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th & 19th
For more information or to register for the courses, call Becky at the rectory, 265-2217, or register the first evening of the course.
While most Catholics receive religious instruction, or Catechisis, as a child, it also is very beneficial for adults. The late Bishop John McGann described it as "a life-long process" and "the primary task of the Church."
St. Patrick's offers many opportunities for this through its Adult Education program. Courses are offered on Basic and Advanced levels and meet the diocesan requirements for Basic Theology Certification, Advanced Theology Certification, and Catechetical Specialist Certification. Classes usually are offered in the evenings Instructors have advanced degrees in Theology or Religious Studies and are certified by the Diocesan Office of Catechsis and Worship.
This year, the parish will be offering Basic Level courses such as: "Christology" "Liturgy & Sacraments" & "The Church". In addition, Advanced Level courses will be offered including “Spirituality in the Workplace” .
Both parishioners and non-parishioners can participate in the program, either for credit or for personal faith enrichment. The courses are free of charge for parishioners and $15 for non-parishioners. Register the first night of the class or call Becky at the rectory, 265-2271.
For more information on the Adult Religious Studies Program, please visit the Office of Faith Formation of the Diocese of Rockvill Center at: