Adult Faith Formation (AFF) assists the community in life long faith formation. The goal is to provide opportunities for growth in faith that encompass spirituality and prayer life, learning more about faith and belief, and building community while forming faith. AFF offers a number of different programs throughout the year, including speaker presentations, classroom and online courses, workshops, days of reflection, retreats, and more.

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Classes and Discussions

Scripture Sharing

Join our scripture sharing group every Monday at 12:00 noon via Zoom to share your thoughts and reflect on the meaning of the Word.

Upcoming VLCFF courses offered through the Diocese

Two five-week courses are being offered through the University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF). These courses are hybrid models. They are composed of both weekly live two-hour zoom lectures as well as a rich variety of online course materials and discussion experiences through the University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community For Faith Formation (VLCFF). The courses are being underwritten by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston’s Office of Evangelization & Catechesis, who pays 100% of the tuition and the cost of any books associated with the courses. The course instructor is Dr. Rodica Stoicoiu.

For further information or to register, please contact Dr. Rodica Stoicoiu at with your name, address, email, and phone number.

Introduction to Catechesis

Class begins Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 7 pm
(5-week session)

“(T)he definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch, but also in communion and intimacy, with Jesus Christ” (GDC #90, NDC p55 and CCC #426). This course focuses on the processes and methods that will help the catechist to minister in light of this statement. We will examine appropriate methods, planning, the process, importance, ministry and vocation of catechesis in light of the Vatican II call for its renewal. This course will be of help to all those involved in catechetical work and is part of the certificate for catechesis program for the Diocese.

Course material includes the National Directory for Catechesis and online material.

We will meet weekly via Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 7pm for lecture and discussion.

Ecclesiology: The Beginnings of the Church

Class begins Monday, October 23, 2023 at 7 pm
(5-week session)

Becoming familiar with the earliest layer of Christian Church, the living community who received the revelation of Christ’s life, death and resurrection, is an essential element in understanding the Vatican II Church today. We will trace the development of the First Century Church, focusing on its contribution to our theology of Church today. Our conversation in this session will take into account the current Synod on Synodality as part of our discussion.

All course materials are online.

We will meet weekly via Zoom on Monday evenings at 7pm.