Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

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The Chosen Series

The Chosen is the first-ever, multi-season drama about the life of Jesus. Created outside the Hollywood system, The Chosen portrays Jesus as seen through the eyes of those who knew Him.

No matter where you’re at in your journey of faith, this series about Jesus is for you!

Please join us here at St. Matthias Parish for the Adult Faith Formation opportunity as we dive into Season 1 of The Chosen.

Tuesdays 6:30—8:00 pm in Steiger Hall at St. Matthias. We have both an in-person option and a Zoom virtual option available.

August 1st, August 8th (updated date)
September 5th, September 19th
October 3rd, October 17th
November 7th, November 21st
December 5th, December 19th

Radical Hospitality

A Reflection by Brian Jens

As a church, we are called to be hospitable. But how can hospitality be radical? Join us for an interactive discussion on the theme of  Radical Hospitality and why being a hospitable church is more important than ever!

Monday, September 11th, 2023, 6:30—8:00 pm
Steiger Hall, St. Matthias Catholic Church
No cost to come & all are welcome! We have both an in-person option and a Zoom virtual option available.
Sign-up online at:
or call Brian Jens at 414-982-2406

Evolutionary Theology is back!

Evolutionary Theology brings together faith and science, recognizing that both have truths that can give us a fresh perspective on our understanding/experience of the mysterious presence we call God.

In part 1 of our 2 parts series, we will lay out the history of sexual morality in the Catholic Church starting from biblical times to our understanding of sexual morality today.

Then using what we have learned from history we will lay out several areas for potential dialogue where Evolutionary Theology can aid in understanding sexual morality in a new perspective.

Part 1—Monday October 9th, 2023—6:30—8:00 pm
Part 2—Monday, February 12th, 2024—6:30—8:00 pm
Steiger Hall, St. Matthias Catholic Church

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!