Adult Faith Development

Adult Christians - just as much as children or teenagers - are called to grow in their understanding of their own faith. Our relationships with God change throughout our lives. Some people may find their faith challenged by events in their own lives, others may feel a call to enter more deeply into the mysteries of their life in Christ. As Jesus himself said, "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly" (John 10:10). This process of entering into the fullness of life never ceases.

The main means for Catholics to develop their faith are through personal prayer, through the sacraments (especially the Eucharist in which we are fed on the Word of God and the Body and Blood of Christ), and by living their daily lives as far as possible in accordance with Christ's commandments to love God and to love one another.

St Mary's runs the CaFE programme of video talks and discussions from time to time. This has proved to be a valuable way for members of the parish to grow in their understanding of the Catholic faith. Details of current activities can be found in our Newsletter .