Adult Faith Formation
Continuing to study the Bible and our faith as an adult is a vital part of Christian formation. Many times, Catholics are asked specific questions about our faith and are unable to answer because they have forgotten what they learned, never had the opportunity to learn our beliefs, or are unfamiliar with the current teachings of the Church. We encourage you to participate in our growing adult faith formation program.
Spring 2018 Courses
Bible Study of the Gospel of Matthew
The Bible Study meeting on Wednesday nights at 7:00 to 8:30 pm will continue on in the Matthew: The King and His Kingdom. Classes resume January 10th and are scheduled to continue through April 4th.
Additionally, we are starting a new group at the beginning of the Matthew Bible study, which will meet in the Holy Family Hall (Community Center) Thursday afternoons 1:00 to 2:30 pm beginning January 18th. The cost is $30.
The Holy Spirit
Have you always wanted to know more about the Holy Spirit? What's His role in a "normal" Catholic life? Or how you can get more of the Holy Spirit? Join us for a new study on the Holy Spirit on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 am to 11:30 am in the Library (Education Center) starting January 16th. There is no workbook for this study so there is no cost. Have you missed a class? Feel free to start coming at anytime and you can catch-up on sessions on Formed.org.
Alpha consists of a free meal, a short video presentation, and time for conversation. If you don’t feel like you’ve ever had a personal encounter with God, Alpha is for you. If you have had a life changing encounter with God before, Alpha is still for you. This is the place that we as a community encounter (or re-encounter) the basic message of Jesus and experience the transforming power of God’s love. We do not currently have an Alpha course scheduled, but if you are interested in participating in Alpha please email Andrew so he can keep you in the loop.
Denver Catholic Biblical School
A four year program, Denver Catholic Biblical School was founded in response to Vatican II’s call for a renewed study of Sacred Scripture. During the program students cover the entire Bible. The school year runs September to May. Tuition is $610/year* which includes the cost of the workbook. Students 65 and older are offered a discounted tuition of $550/year*. Textbooks are an additional charge.
Classes are held at various parishes including St. Joseph’s in Golden for the class that started September 2015. We are planning on starting a new class in the fall of 2018 at our Parish.
*While we try to keep our information up to date, please check with the Catechetical School for exact tuition costs.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or RCIA is for anyone thinking about becoming Catholic, for Catholics who were Baptized and now wish to prepare to receive the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation, and for Catholics who wish to return to the Church. We want you to know, no matter where you are in your faith journey, that you are welcome at St. Joseph. We are deeply committed to helping you recognize God’s voice in your life and follow wherever He is leading you (whether or not it leads you into full communion with the Catholic Church at this time or not).
Encountering God in Your Life
If you are just starting your journey of faith or would like some help recognizing God’s voice in your life through prayer, please also click here to visit our page on how to experience/hear God in your life.
Encountering God At St. Joseph
At St. Joseph, we experience God as a community continually each Sunday during the liturgy (Mass), but we also have special times set aside that are focused intentionally on encountering God as a community. Please click here to learn.