Adult Faith Formation

Small Faith Sharing Groups

Small groups are how we make disciples.  Small groups offer the opportunity to dive more deeply into Scripture and it’s meaning in our daily lives while building deeper relationships with Jesus and each other.  Six to seven week groups are offered several times a year and a longer ten to twelve week Encounter Christ group is offered yearly.  This small group experience focuses on the heart and habits of discipleship and how we can develop that in our own lives.  It provides a shared prayer experience and shared service experience.  After this group, participants are equipped to live their faith fully in the world.


Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the Catholic faith.  Each session includes a meal, a talk and a small group discussion where no question is too simple and no answer is pre-packaged.  With Alpha there is no pressure, no follow up and no charge.  Alpha is offered each fall.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of Contemplative Prayer. In the Christian tradition Contemplative Prayer is considered to be the pure gift of God. It is the opening of mind and heart – our whole being to God. The source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to Contemplative Prayer, is the indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The Centering Prayer group at St. Robert meets on Wednesday mornings at 9:15. For more information call Barbara Prendergast at 414-964-1268.

Dogma and Donuts

Are you interested in learning more about your faith with other men in an informal group setting?  Then Dogma and Donuts is right for you.  D&D was started by a small group of men from St. Robert in order to help men better understand our faith.  We study scripture and other works that help us to better understand our Catholic faith, history, and traditions .  If you would like to join us, we meet the last Friday of every month at 6:30 am in the Church Basement.  Dogma, coffee, and donuts are provided for each meeting!

St. Robert’s Prayer Network

Email your requests here.

Sacramental Preparation Programs for Adults

Adult Confirmation
Have you always wanted to be confirmed and never pursued it? Preparation for Confirmation for adults involves sessions with instruction and discussion and run from January until late spring. Confirmation is typically held at the Cathedral on Pentecost. For more information contact Donna Shriner at (414) 332-1164, ext. 3045.

Becoming Catholic
Do you know someone who has not yet been baptized? Or someone from a different Christian tradition who would like to become Catholic? Preparation for the Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults begins in September and culminates with baptism, Confirmation, and reception into the church at the Easter Vigil. Please contact Donna Shriner at (414) 332-1164, ext. 3045.

Marriage Preparation at St. Robert