Adult Formation

The Adult Formation department at St. Joseph coordinates a variety of events and activities throughout the year to foster the spirituality, faith and education of adult parishioners.



ALPHA explores the basics of the Christian faith in an informal and friendly way through a shared meal, short talk, and building community with fellow parishioners.  Whether you're just beginning your faith journey, or have been on the road a while, ALPHA is a great way to grow alongside others like you!

Monday Evenings, beginning September 16th.  6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the St Joseph Family Center

ALL are welcome!  FREE!  Space is limited.

RSVP to Maggie Viertlbeck at [email protected] or (419) 893-4848


Are you interested in becoming Catholic, or are you a cradle-Catholic who would like to refresh your faith?

Join RCIA!  (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

RCIA is for those who wish to be Baptized Catholic, receive the Eucharist, and/or be Confirmed. The process of conversion into the life of Christ and the Catholic Church takes place through a period of instruction and prayer.  Preparation for RCIA begins in September.  Please call the Parish Office regarding participation in this process.

Classes now forming for the 2019-20 RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Season.  If you are interested in joining RCIA, please contact Mrs. Maggie Viertlbeck, Pastoral Associate for Adult Formation, at (419) 893-4848, or [email protected]

2019 RCIA Candidates at the Easter Vigil


Listed below are some of the Adult Formation programs:

* Lenten and Advent Bible Studies

* Study groups on various books


* Real Life Catholics (a young-adult ministry)

* Pray and Paint Ministry


In addition to the regular programs, we also encourage you to get involved in parish groups, committees, and organizations to create deeper relationships, stronger faith and to continue the vibrant community life that characterizes our growing parish.  Each group meets at different times, dates, and frequencies throughout the year.  There is something for everyone!