One of the most important aspects of the church today is that of adult education. While nothing essential in the church has changed, many details and attitudes in Catholic practice and worship have been updated beginning with Vatican II. Therefore, it is most important that all Catholic adults take advantage of every opportunity to grow in the understanding and appreciation of their Faith and their Church through various adult education programs offered in the Wausau area. Such happenings are published in the bulletin.
All adults of St. Paul are encouraged to participate in the Faith offerings scheduled throughout the year in the parish such as Bible Study on the 1st and 3rd Mondays in the rectory; and in the area, especially St. Anthony Retreat Center in Marathon. These include Scripture Study, Advent Prayer and Reflection, and Lenten Prayer and Study.
Anyone interested in forming study groups of any kind in regard to religion is invited to do so. Interested persons may contact their pastor or any priest in the area for advice, assistance or involvement. Individuals or groups are encouraged to make appointments with a priest when questions or special interest about religion arise.
Subscribing to the diocesan weekly newspaper, The Catholic Times, is encouraged. Catholic literature is available in the Faith Formation office at the school, and some Catholic literature is located in the lower level of the church. Christian bookstores are located in Wausau and Weston.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RCIA is available for adults who have never been baptized (catechumens) and people of other denominations (candidates) who wish to become members of the Catholic Church. Information sessions are held Sunday nights in the Faith Formation office beginning in September and ending in April.
Contact: Parish Office – 693-2650 or Faith Formation Office – 693-4030