Adult Faith Formation

 “The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart,

a revolution which has to start with each one of us?” 

– Dorothy Day

The Faith Formation for Adults ministry supports growth in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel, leading to a deeper  relationship with Jesus Christ and service to the poor and marginalized. The ministry engages all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good. Programs offered to adults include Scripture study groups, Small Christian Community discussion groups, various personal and spiritual growth courses, spiritual renewal and retreat programs, the adult conversion to Catholicism process, and many more.

The three major goals in adult faith formation are: 

  1. Invite and Enable Ongoing Conversion to Jesus in Holiness of Life;

  2. Promote and Support Active Membership in the Christian Community; 

  3. Call and Prepare Adults to Act as Disciples in Mission to the World.

*excerpted and adapted from “Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States”

Becoming Catholic:

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

The RCIA is the communal process of spiritual and educational formation through which adults explore the Catholic Faith and become fully initiated members of the Roman Catholic Church.


RCIA is for adults wishing to become Catholic, Catholics who would like to complete the sacraments of initiation, and Catholics who want to learn more about their faith.

To learn more about the RCIA Program, please click here.

Bible Studies

Bible studies are offered as 6 week courses on various books of the Bible. Four 6-week courses are offered per year. Courses are offered on Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:15am in the Parish Library.

Formation Courses

Courses on theology and spirituality are offered throughout the year. Please check the "Current/Upcoming Offerings" section for details. 

Guest Speakers

Guests Speakers are brought in throughout the year for talks on theology, spirituality, and other Catholic formation. 

Centering Prayer

The Centering Prayer (CP) Groups meet weekly to pray together in the contemplative tradition and to study and discuss the contemplative dimension of the Gospel and the Christian life.

The purpose of the ongoing prayer group meetings is threefold: Prayer, Study & Action.

       1. To pray in the contemplative prayer form.

       2. To engage in ongoing study of contemplative prayer.

       3. To support one another in living the contemplative life.


There are 2 weekly CP groups in the parish:

1.     Mondays, 12-1:00pm, live online (this is a NEW group)

2.     Wednesdays, 7-8pm, live online


Both groups have the same format and are intended to offer time options for people to participate in communal prayer. Come to one group or both groups; pray with us weekly, or come whenever you can!

All are welcome. No experience necessary.


To gain access to the online Zoom platform, please email Mark Dannenfelser at or Deacon Chris Thompson at

Elizabeth Piper


404-261-7181 ext. 127

Gretchen Heath

Administrative Assistant

404-261-7181 ext. 123

Current Offerings

Adult Catechism Study

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is like the treasure buried in the field. Out of sight and out of mind. Yet, when you dig it up, your effort is always rewarded.
Matthew Kelly, a modern Apologist and Evangelist claims, “You become what you think.” It is a simple and profound thought. If you want to be a Catholic; first you must think like a Catholic. This class will focus on what Catholics think and how we think differently from non-Catholics. So if you want to think like a Catholic then this course may be for you!

Sessions are via Zoom on Thursdays from 9-10am beginning January 21. For more details - including the starting date - email Art Keegan at

Parish Prayer

God, our Father, we are all your children. Jesus, our Brother, you taught us to love. Holy Spirit,

by Your Light, may our parish family grow. Our Lady of the Assumption, pray for us. Amen. 

Contact Us

Parish Office Hours

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

1406 Hearst Drive

Brookhaven, GA 30319

TEL: (404) 261-7181
FAX: (404) 364-1913

Web Editor: Anne Stephens



Monday & Friday  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday & Thurs. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on Holy Days of Obligation

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