Adult Religious Education


Adult religious education programs in our parishes continue to invite participants to deepen their understanding of the faith and their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is in knowing Jesus intimately that we will be able to accept his call to missionary discipleship. The Catholic Education Formation Office suggests these programs that your parishioners may find helpful for Lent 2018.

1. David the King by Bishop Robert Barron

The figure of David has come to life through painters, poets, musicians, artists and writers through the centuries. David is the paradigmatic king in the Old Testament. His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ. In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings. 

The study materials take you through a seven session course, with each session lasting 90-mintues. The Leader's Kit [$120] includes everything you need to host a David the King study program in your choice of English or Spanish: 2 disc DVD or Blu-ray set, Leader's Guide, Bishop Barron's book 2 Samuel, Pack of 20 Called to Kingship booklets. You will need to purchase the Study Guides [$21.20] separately. Take advantage of bulk or paris discounts. To order call Word on Fire at 1-866-928-1237 or email

This DVD program is available through the Archdiocesan Media Center. Call Marianna Merkatoris at 314-792-7361. Program planning suggestions and free materials are available at These include flyer, poster, bulletin announcement, registration form, evaluation form, and certificate of completion.

2. Exodus: God to the RescueSix Weeks with the Bible: Catholic Perspectives by Jeanne Kun
ISBN: 978-0-8294-1815-6  $7.95 

The book of Exodus contains the stories that have entertained people for many decades at the movies and on television, yet few people realize that the central event of the entire Old Testament is found in the book of Exodus: God's revelation as savior of his people. Exodus: God to the Rescue is an excellent Bible study for groups who want to take a closer look at this primary theme that eventually reaches its fulfillment in Jesus of Nazareth. Six 90-minute sessions include a clear explanation of Biblical text, opportunities for prayer, and a means to enter into conversation with God. All biblical text is printed in the guides, which means no additional study aids are required. 


Six Weeks
with the Bible for Catholic Teens: Exploring God's Word
by Gerald Darring

ISBN: 978-0-8294-2051-7 $7.95

To order, contact: Annie Lauer,
Educational Consultant for Loyola Press, 800-256-0589 (X233) or

 If you have further questions,
please contact:

Dr. Barbara
Director of
Religious Education Formation