Christian Formation Opportunities and Classes

"Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth" -Psalm 86:11

Cathedral Academy

Cathedral Academy deepens faith and explore new concepts of Christianity.

Baptismal Class

Sub-Dean Manoj Zacharia will lead a Baptismal class on Saturday, October 11, from 9 a.m to noon in the cathedral library. The class is intended for parents who wish to have their children baptized, the godparents, and baptismal candidates as preparation for the sacrament of Baptism. Registrations are required by September 21. Contact Kathy Noe.

Lessons Gleaned from a Life of Faith

An informal invitation for informal conversation
On Friday, September 26, at 7 p.m. at Xavier University's Bellarmine Chapel, Dr. Paul Knitter will present "Lessons Gleaned From A Life of Faith." The focus will be on how one remains personally and intellectually faithful to one's own religious tradition while at the same time remaining open to the insights and transformative power of another tradition. On Sunday, September 28, at 7 p.m. he will lecture on "Contemplation in Action" at Xavier University's Cintas Center. Contact Sub-Dean Manoj Zacharia if you are interested in joining him for coffee after the Friday lecture or for dinner before the Sunday program to discuss Knitter's ideas.

Paul Knitter, a leading theologian and thinker in the area of inter-religious dialogue, most recently held the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions, and Culture Chair at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

St. Augustine's Prayerbook

On Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a workshop on the prayerbook of St. Augustine at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 3 Chalfonte Place, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. The workshop will focus on the use of the recently revised and republished St. Augustine Prayerbook by Forward Movement Publications. Dr. Derek Olsen, noted scholar and liturgical editor for the revision of the book, will be on hand to lead workshop participants through the history and formation of this classic devotional manual, as well as provide guidance on how to use this rich resource in every day life. Cost for the workshop is $10. The fee includes a copy of the prayerbook. Registrations are requested for the workshop.


Bible Study

Today's Bible Readings
Sundays, 9 a.m.

Men's Bible Study
Thursdays, 8 a.m., Library

Women's Bible Study
Thursdays, noon, Library

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

About Christian Formation

What is traditionally called religious education, or even Sunday School, is known as Christian Formation at the cathedral. This is not just some branding effort to be different or unique. Instead, it reflects an approach to how we believe we may best grow as Christians.

Being a Christian is not only an intellectual pursuit, but also -- and deeply - a matter of the heart and spirit. When we open ourselves up to the concept of formation, a formation directed by the hand of God, we move into our true callings as human persons. The act of formation becomes transformation. And in that, we learn what it truly means to be Christian. Our classes reflect this understanding.

The Christian Formation committee is chaired by Susan West.

For information on our Christian Formation program for youth, click here. For information on our children's program, click here.

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