Faith Formation Programs for Adults

St. John’s offers numerous ongoing and special event Faith Formation Programs for adults throughout the year. They each have a different focus, but all serve to deepen the individual’s relationship with God.

To learn more about lectures, classes, prayer groups and other faith formation programs at St. John the Baptist, contact  Director of Faith Formation or call 301-622-1122.

Parish Renewal

Every year, we offer a Parish Renewal. An outside facilitator visits St. John’s and leads us in Mass and gives daily presentations. While there is a different theme every year, the Renewal’s purpose remains the same—to refocus our attention on our faith and on living a life centered on the teachings of Jesus Christ.

For more information, contact Director of Faith Formation

Meditation Group

Experience inner peace, reduce stress, improve health, deepen faith, connect with God – Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., in the church. Come any Tuesday evening to receive instruction in the ancient practice of Christian meditation, to hear lively and relevant talks, and to experience a spiritual community. All are welcome: those of any faith or of no faith at all.

No experience necessary. For more information, contact the Director of Faith Formation or call 301-622-1122.

Spiritual Talks

Wednesdays, 9:15 -10:30 a.m. in the Large Conference Room.

Each session will have a short spiritual exercise, a little talk on a spiritual theme (like attachment, how to deal with pain, meditation), and time for questions. Participants can bring up issues which are important to them – whether or not the issues are related to the subject of the talk. All are welcome, including those of any, little, or no faith.

For more information, contact the Director of Faith Formation or call 301-622-1122.

Friends of God

First and Third Sundays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Large Conference Room

This group studies and practices of the teachings of the Christian mystics.  A mystic is simply someone who is close to God and who writes about their experience.  The mystics provide a wealth of insight into how to draw closer to God in Christ and through the Spirit.

To get the book and join the group,contact the Director of Faith Formation.  Join us for any session with or without the book.

Called and Gifted

The gifts of Healing, Service, Prophecy, Encouragement, and Leadership are just a few of the possible Individual Spiritual Gifts given to us.  St. Paul refers to our Individual Spiritual Gifts in Romans 12: 6-8.

What Individual Spiritual Gifts have you been given?  The Catherine of Siena Institute has developed a small group workshop program to help you discern which of the twenty-four most common Individual Spiritual Gifts have been given to you.

For more information, contact Dave Michaels or 301 622-1805.

Bible Study

Select Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in the Large Conference Room.  For more information or to register contact Alicia Urban, or 301-879-4368.