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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. Please see below for some of our current programs. If you have any further questions, please click here to contact our director of Adult Ministry, Dennis Sylva. 

Lent - Preparation for Easter

Our Catholic Formation team has three online sessions set for Lent to help you prepare for Easter. 

The sessions are set for the evenings of March 8, March 22 and April 5. Read or download the information sheet for more details.

So What About  . . . ?

What questions do YOU have about the Catholic faith? What have you always wondered about? What have your young children asked you about the faith that you wished you could answer more fully? What questions have your teenagers raised, verbally or silently, about the faith? When have you thought, how can my faith help me now?

“So What About . . .?” is a monthly online forum from January through March of 2022 that will allow parishioners to come together and ask these types of questions. There are situations and times in which people need deeper perspectives from our faith then can be found in a book such as Catholicism for Dummies. If you wish, you can submit your question in advance so that more time is available to think about the response to it.

Sessions will meet online on the third Tuesday of each of these months from 7-8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, January 18
  • Tuesday, February 15
  • Tuesday, March 15

For information and the Google Meet link, click here to contact Dennis Sylva

Paul and the Inclusive God

Paul's life was one that was dedicated to including people considered outsiders into God's covenant community. This very ministry led him to being, perhaps, the most controversial figure in the history of Christianity. Sessions in this series will look at:

  • Who was this man?
  • How does Paul’s message and ministry empower church communities?

This series will be presented by Dennis Sylva in the St. Joseph Room of the Parish Center, with two options for attendance:

  • Tuesdays, Sept. 14, 2021 through May 24, 2022, 9:15-10:30 a.m.
  • Thursdays, Sept. 16, 2021 through May 26, 2022, 7-8 p.m.