Adult Faith Formation

Continuing our faith formation is an integrated understanding of who we are as beloved children of God, who are continually urged to know, love, and serve God more fully. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops describes adult faith formation as an essential process inviting Catholic Christians to integrate their own life experiences with knowledge of the faith, love of God, and love of neighbor. It is a complete initiation into the life of the Church as a way of forming a Christian conscience and a desire to act as Christ’s hands and feet in the world.

Continuing Formation

Augustine Institute

The parish has purchased a subscription to an excellent Catholic adult formation online resource through the Augustine Institute. This subscription is a parish plan, not an individual; therefore, every parishioner has the opportunity to log on. Instructions for subscribing the this formation platform can be found below.

  • Access

  • Click on "Sign Up"

  • Click "Sign up as a parishioner"

  • Type in "21144"

  • Select "St. Bernadette Parish"

  • Click "Next"

  • Type in name and mail address,

  • Click "Sign Up"

Walking with Purpose

Walking with Purpose is a women’s Bible study at St. Bernadette.  WWP combines personal study and small group discussions that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of

Christ and the Catholic Church.


WWP meets weekly from October through April. For more information contact Melinda Deras, or Allison Martinazzi,  You can also visit the national website for Walking With Purpose at for​ ​more​ ​information.

Sacramental Preparation for Adults (RCIA)

Would you like to be baptized?

Were you baptized in another christian church, but would like to become Catholic?

Were you raised in the Catholic Church, but did not receive the sacraments?

If you have questions regarding sacramental formation for adult, please contact our pastoral associate, Dan Miller, for more information on our Adult Sacramental/RCIA formation.