Faith Life
Adult Formation

Parents & Alumni

"Love ought to be shown more in deeds than in words." 
Ignatius Loyola
Gather with us following First Friday Mass February 3 @ 8:00am
Location: in the Tully Room in the Parish Center following Mass.

All parents and alumni are invited to gather on Zoom to pray with Scripture from 8:00 - 9:00 am on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Our January gatherings will be on January 4 and 18. We have a wonderful community and would love for you to join us. Please email Gail Krema for the Zoom link.

Moms' Silent Retreat at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington, IL)
Friday February 3 to Sunday February 5
"Toward Greater Freedom: An Ignatian Journey through Prayer"
Retreat Director: Ms. Jenene Francis
During the weekend, we will experience movements of the Spiritual Exercises through a variety of Ignatian-inspired ways of praying toward the grace of living a life of love and service more freely. For more information, click here.
Dads' Silent Retreat at Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House (Barrington, IL)
Friday March 10 to Sunday March 12
"The Mountaintop: The Place Where God Dwells"
Retreat Director: Rev. Brad Held, S.J.
This retreat will follow the prayers of the Spiritual Exercises in hopes that through silence and prayer these will be days of encountering our God who desires to reveal himself to us. For more information, click here.

As a way to support our parents and alumni, the Adult Formation Office has compiled a list of spiritual resources in tandem with the Archdiocese of Chicago. We hope you'll prayerfully consider at least one of the offerings.  
The following resources can be utilized in virtual small group prayers and reflections, or simply shared with adults in your community to continue to grow in faith at home.
  • Magnificat is currently offering complimentary access to its at-home prayer resources (English | Spanish)
  • Daily Catholic Gospel is a free daily email resource providing reflections on the Gospel of the day (English, Spanish) (link)
  • Formed Catholic Online offers affordable online faith and discipleship courses are available at (English, Spanish) (link)
  • Our Sunday Visitor provides free online Sunday readings and questions of the week (link)
  • Adult virtual Bible study from Ascension Press occurs on Fridays at 7pm CST (link)
  • Catholic reading list for adults (link)
  • Daily three minute retreats from Loyola Press for adults (available in English and Spanish) (link)
  • Documentaries, TV shows, podcasts, and radio segments from Salt and Light Media that highlight stories and issues relevant to the Catholic community in the world today (link)
  • USCCB “Made for Love” podcast featuring stories of Catholics living out the call to love in their daily lives (link)
  • Liturgy Training Publications free online resources in English and Spanish for prayer and connection in times of crisis, including daily prayers, scriptural reflections and resources reflecting on the Sunday Gospel as a family (link)
  • The Boston College School of Theology and Ministry free online recordings of lectures in theology and ministry, along with suggested discussion questions, to use in your adult formation programming (link
  • Pray as You Go
  • Praying with daily readings.
  • Creighton University Online Ministries homepage 
“Today our prime educational objective must be to form men and women for others; men and women who will live not for themselves but for God and his Christ."   - Pedro Arrupe S.J.

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  • Photo of Gail Krema

    Ms. Gail Krema 

    Director of Adult Formation and Ministry
  • Photo of Patrick Fairbanks

    Fr. Patrick Fairbanks 

Phone       312.421.5900
Fax 312.421.7124