What are Discipleship Courses:

Discipleship Courses are continued studies of our Catholic faith as followers of Christ.  It is an opportunity to learn more about our faith as we grow in relationship with Jesus Christ.  Everyone is welcome, no matter where you are on the journey!

Current and Upcoming Courses:

Financial Peace

The goal of this course is to help participants put God first and achieve authentic financial peace, which is measured by reducing debt, increasing savings, and being more generous stewards of God’s gifts to us of our time, talent, and treasure.

Led by: Rick Hanna (Financial Advisor and St. Mary parishioner)
Begins: April 22, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: St. Patrick Parish Center | 406 Walnut Street Yorkville, IL 60560
Frequency: Every Monday for 9 weeks (other dates given to registered participants)
Cost: $99.99 for the course, app, and workbook. $79.99 without the workbook.

A few quotes from past participants:

“I wish I would have done this years ago.”
“This class has inspired me to pursue God’s bigger plan for my life.”
“This gave me a path for my financial and spiritual life.”

Past Courses:

The Eucharist in Scripture

Discover God’s plan as it is expressed through the Bible and the Mass. This six-lesson study with videos presented by Dr. Scott Hahn, will unlock the meaning of covenant, sacrifice, and sacrament as understood in the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation.

Led by: Father Jim McCormack, MIC
Began: January 16, 2024
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Where: St. Patrick Parish Center | 406 Walnut Street Yorkville, IL 60560
Frequency: Every Tuesday for 6 weeks (other dates given to registered participants)

Bible Basics – Discover How an Ancient Book Can Transform Today: Dr. John Bergsma Decodes the Bible.

We are excited to have Dr. John Bergsma at our parish to speak about Bible basics. The evening will begin with a meet-and-greet, followed by his presentation, and a Q&A. We will be providing free copies of his book, Bible Basics for Catholics, after the Masses on November 25th/26th. Whether you are new to the faith or have been Catholic your whole life, you will learn something new. All are welcome! Invite your friends and family.

Date: November 30, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: St. Patrick Parish | 406 Walnut Street Yorkville, IL 60560
Contact: Discipleship Team at discipleship@stpatrickyorkville.org

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

Want to get a handle on the storyline of the Bible? Father Matt will lead you in discovering the story of Salvation History and understanding how you fit into God’s plan. This study program includes video presentations by Jeff Cavins that explore all twelve time periods of The Bible Timeline Chart in just eight sessions!

Led by: Father Matt Lamoureux, MIC
Begins: October 4, 2023
Time: 7:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Where: St. Patrick Parish Center | 406 Walnut Street Yorkville, IL 60560
Frequency: Every Wednesday for 8 weeks (other dates given to registered participants)

Registration has now closed!

If you would like to purchase a participant workbook, please contact our Discipleship Team at discipleship@stpatrickyorkville.org to arrange a time to pick up your copy and provide the $25 payment.

Note: If you have or are currently participating in Fr. Mike Schmitz’s Bible in a Year podcast, this is a great companion to deepen your knowledge of scripture!

Interested, but unable to attend one of our courses? Check out FORMED!

Formed is a wonderful website that has been called the “Catholic Netflix.” Formed has inspiring movies and video-based programs, audio presentations, and e-books from the church’s most compelling speakers and authors. And it is all FREE to you as parishioners of St. Patrick Parish!

Visit Formed.org for the best Catholic content online: e-books, videos, and talks, all FREE to you.
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