Adult Catholic Formation

Welcome to Adult Ministry at St. Joseph Congregation in Wauwatosa!

We strive to support our adult parishioners (those above high school age) in their continual journey of faith. We offer many different programs, resources, small groups and events throughout the year. Watch this page for new formation opportunities. If you have any further questions, please click here to contact our director of Adult Ministry, Dennis Sylva. 

2022-23 Bible Study Offerings

There are two focuses for upcoming Bible study offerings: "The Three Greatest Letters of Paul," and "The Three Great Sixth Century BC Prophets."

These will be presented by Adult Formation Director Dennis Sylva, with two options for participation:

  • Tuesdays, from 9 to 10:15 a.m. beginning Sept. 13
  • Thursdays, 7 to 8 p.m. beginning Sept. 15

Life Lived with Great Love

The letters of Paul culminate in three letters that treat:

  • how communities may grow together into Christian maturity despite the factors that may make it easy for people in these communities to fragment and be at odds with each other - the First Letter to the Corinthians;
  • the consolation and hope that come from the knowledge of how God's love conquers all suffering and death – the Second Letter to the Corinthians; and
  • the ways God's Spirit may transform your spirit into an even more loving one – the Letter to the Romans

Life Lived Heroically

The prophets of the sixth century B.C. are frequently considered to be a highpoint of Old Testament prophecy. The time was a tumultuous one, in which people were displaced and large empires warred against each other. In this situation, the three great sixth century prophets arose with an amazing message: that God was not absent from, but actually at work for good in those apparently horrendous times. It has been said that never have people faced life so courageously as at the times of the prophets, whose witness speaks powerfully to all generations.

To register for the above, contact Dennis Sylva at dennissylva.hotmail.com.