Adult

Adult Forum
Adult Forum is coordinated and often led by the clergy and takes place on Sunday mornings
from 11:00-11:45am during the program year. This educational offering is open to all adults of
our worshiping community and continues to present intellectually engaging topics of interest for
spiritual and religious growth.
*Currently available on our YouTube page.

EFM
Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program
sponsored by the University of the South. Designed for all people of the church, EfM helps the
faithful encounter the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition and bring it into conversation
with their experiences of the world as they study, worship, and engage in theological reflection
together. If you take all four years of the program you learn in depth about the Old Testament,
New Testament, Church History, and Christian living.
Open enrollment occurs during the Spring and Summer of each year. We are open to new
students joining the EFM class in the fall. If you are interested in joining EFM please contact
Father Stephen at rector@pats-dublin.org.

*Currently EFM meets every Tuesday evening at 7pm via Zoom.

Sacred Circles
The women of St. Patrick’s expressed a desire to form Sacred Circles (Women’s Spirituality
groups) that would be open to all the women of St. Patrick’s who want to participate.
The purpose of the groups is to provide a community in which to share and navigate spiritual
journeys and what connects us to the divine, as well as deepen our spiritual quests as they are
enriched by our Christian tradition.
It is our hope these Women’s Spirituality groups deepen our relationships with God and with
other women in the St. Patrick’s community, and include participation from women of all ages
and backgrounds, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.
Currently there are five Sacred Circles Groups which meet at various times and on various days
through out the month.

Women’s Retreat
Each year in the Spring, the women of St. Patrick’s hold a weekend retreat. Welcoming Guest
presenters to guide the group through prayer, reflection, and discovery.

Men’s Tuesday Morning Group
On Tuesday mornings, a Men’s group meets at St. Patrick’s from 6:45-7:45 a.m. in the parish
hall for fellowship and scripture discussion.
The goal for the Tuesday Men’s Group, and the meeting format, is intended to be an opportunity
for men of faith to casually gather and share an easy Scripture study. There is also a large
amount of fellowship and laughter. Everyone is welcome and if you can join us once, once in a
while, or weekly, that would be great!
The group has continued to grow, meeting weekly over several years. Using a simple plan, the
group functions in a truly communal style with different men taking on different aspects of the
causal agenda.
*Currently this group is meeting via Zoom.

Later in the Day Saints Men’s Groups
The Later in the Day Saints fellowship group meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 10:00am in
the church library and is open to all men. The time they spend together has no formal agenda or
specific calling. It is simply an opportunity to share experiences and knowledge about a
multitude of topics.
*This group is currently meeting via Zoom.

Men’s Retreat
Twice each year, traditionally in the fall and spring, the Men of the Church have a day-long
retreat for fellowship, prayer, and rejuvenation.

Spiritual Directors
We have a number of licensed spiritual directors at St. Patrick’s that would be glad to assist you on your spiritual journey. For more information, contact the Clergy.

For more information, on Adult Education opportunities contact the Clergy or Church Office.