Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

Get a NEW perspective on faith with NOOMA!

Have you ever tried to get a fresh perspective on something you already know?

What if you could do that with your faith?

The NOOMA series, featuring Rob Bell, tries to take various aspects of faith and put a fresh twist on them.

Come join us for discussions to get a fresh perspective on faith!

All sessions will be held online via Zoom on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.

Sessions are free for everyone. Please register by either calling Brian Jens at 414-982-2406 or fill out the form above.

Working Document for the Continental Stage Listening Sessions

Since the publication of the Working Document for the Continental Stage, Pope Francis is once again encouraging local parishes to host listening sessions to determine the priorities that each area in the world should be focusing on. St. Matthias will be hosting several of these sessions to help allow YOUR voice to be heard! Come share your thoughts on how the Catholic Church should move forward in the world together! Anybody and any age are able to attend! Please register by either calling Brian Jens at 414-982-2406 or fill out the form above.

Synod Listening Session Dates:
Tuesday February 14th, 2023—6:30—8:00 pm—Steiger Hall Room 7

Tuesday March 7th, 2023—6:30—8:00 pm—Steiger Hall
Tuesday March 28th, 2023—6:30—8:00 pm—Steiger Hall
Session will be conducted both in-person and on Zoom.

Individual Synod Responses for St. Matthias
Synthesis of the Synod on Synodality Archdiocese of Milwaukee
US National Synthesis 2021-2023 Synod

Working Document for the Continental Stage

Synod on Synodality Update PowerPoint

Bible Study of Weekend Readings!

Come join Brian Jens, Peter Morello, and Fr. Chuck Schramm as we dive deeper into the upcoming weekend readings!

Every Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Brian Jens, Peter Morello, and Fr. Chuck Schramm will host a gathering to learn and discuss what our upcoming weekend readings are and what insights we can gain from them.

What is the goal of these sessions and why is it important?

  • Form Yourself as a Disciple of Jesus – The overall goal of these sessions, as is in all of our Adult Faith Formation programs, is to form disciples or dynamic followers of Jesus Christ. Reading the Bible is one of the most powerful ways we encounter Jesus. Scripture allows us to hear the voice of God through his written word.
  • Apply Scripture to Your Daily Life – Another goal of these sessions is to help people grow in the skill of interpreting Scripture and applying it to daily life. Reading Scripture can be intimidating. Where do I start? How do I make sense of all the things that I read about? How do I know I am reading these passages correctly? Our approach and the tools that are used for this Bible study will allow any person, no matter their faith level or Bible knowledge, to gradually grow in learning how to interpret Scripture correctly and apply it to their life.
  • Connection to Mass! – using the Sunday readings gives us a great place to begin and it makes us more active during the Mass. When you spend time reading the weekend Scriptures you will already be engaged in the Mass and it will allow you to pray more deeply. Plus you will see how the readings are connected in the rest of the words of Mass including the prayers and songs.

How do sign up to join the discussion?

  • The gatherings take place both in-person and online via Zoom. Simply call Brian Jens at 414-982-2406 or fill out the form above. Every week an email is sent out with the Zoom link, and directions on how to participate in person, and comes with the attachment of readings and commentary.
  • We meet in person in the Parish Office Conference Room via the back door of the Parish Office.
  • There is no commitment to join. Come when you can!

Evolutionary Theology: A New Way of Thinking About God

Who’s right? The Bible has one way of talking about how we humans got here, and science has another. 

We will explore whether- or- not they are at odds with each other.  We will consider bringing the two sources together to discover new and exciting ways to understand God, ourselves, and the world we live in. 

This session will be an introduction to opening up new pathways to the truth about ourselves, the cosmos, and the mysterious presence at the core of it all, the One we call God.

When: Monday February 20th, 2023
Where: St. Matthias Catholic Church—Steiger Hall—Room 7
How Do I Register? – Call Brian Jens at 414-982-2406 or sign up using the form above.

Session will be in-person and on Zoom.