Adult Faith Formation

At St. Patrick's, we have several opportunities to learn more about and grow in your faith as a Catholic Christian. We have RCIA for those who are new to the Catholic Faith or are interested in becoming Catholic. We also have several faith sharing groups as well as an annual bible study. 


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Psalms: The School of Prayer

At the heart of the Bible are the Psalms, prayers from God that help us learn to pray. The Holy Spirit inspired them. Israel sang them. Christ himself prayed them, as did our Blessed Mother. These sacred hymns become our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us. Their words captivate the imagination and draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God. Join St Patrick's for Psalms: The School of Prayer beginning January 10th at 7pm and continuing every Wednesday till April 4th.

For more information about the study, contact Jean Hlavacek at or 402-504-4222. For questions about registration or to register for the study, contact Ginny Giebelhaus at or 402-319-5806.


Lord, Teach Me To Pray

(LTMTP) is a prayer series, rooted in Ignatian spirituality and designed to help women learn how to pray.  Part 1, "Praying Christian Virtues", helps deepen prayer life, and discover what to do for dryness and obstacles in prayer. It also introduces the different methods of Ignatian prayer, meditation, contemplation and Conscious Examen. A small group will meet 1 - 2 hours once a week for 12 weeks to pray and faith share. Part 1 starts January 24th, 2018. It will be in room C in the parish center at 1:00pm.


For more information, please contact Ginny Dickes at 402-339-6798 or by email at



Seeking Truth Bible Study: The Synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark, & Luke

"The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke." These three gospel writers are called synoptic because they "see together." Seeking Truth Bible Study begins Wednesday, March 7th, in the Parish Center, Room C. It is held from 8:15 am to 10:15 am and will go until May 2nd. This is an eight-week course, with video lecturer Sharon Doran. 

For more information, please contact Kathleen Krantz at 402-850-4610 or by email at




Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil,  thousands are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is the process by which non-Catholics enter the Catholic Faith. To become a Catholic, one must understand the teachings of the Church, believe in those teachings, and be a baptized Catholic. If someone was baptized but is not Catholic, they will also study the teachings of the Catholic Faith in RCIA. RCIA classes typically begin at parishes each year in autumn and conclude before Easter.

For more information, please contact Fr. Matt Gutowski at 402-332-4444 ext. 205.



Men's Faith Sharing

The Men’s Bible study meets every Friday in the Fr. Hitch room at St. Patrick Church. We meet from 6:30 to 7:25 am, giving you time to attend daily Mass if you so choose and have time. We read this coming Sunday's reading, then discuss what it means to us. It really makes the Sunday reading much more meaningful. We also read the Sunday's Bible reflection from Dr. Scott Hahn, a former militant anti -Catholic who has become one of our Church's greatest advocates. If you can, please attend. We read from the Missal, so you don't need to bring anything (except maybe coffee, water, an occasional doughnut).

For more information, please contact Jim Hottovy at 402-651-8564.



Women's Faith Sharing

Friday Faith Sharing is a group of women who meet every Friday after morning Mass to discuss the Readings for the upcoming Sunday. We use a book entitled Living Liturgy. Occasionally we read and discuss other spiritual books. We combine discussion, prayer, hospitality, sharing and fun each Friday throughout the year.

For more information, please contact Elaine Sedlacek at 402-378-6252.