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Adult Bible Studies

(Faith Formation for Adults)

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At St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church we are called to act with justice, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with God. It is our duty to follow the way of our Lord Jesus Christ as intentional, faithful disciples. We offer a variety of different adult bible study and faith formation opportunities that are designed to help bring genuine conversion to the Lord Jesus and fidelity to His Gospel, while helping you grow in your faith with other members of our parish community.  With Jesus and the Sacraments of the Church as our center, our goal is to encourage every parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo to enter a path of following Christ through serious discipleship formation, spiritual growth, and Christian community.


For questions, comments, or further information, please contact DRE Michael T. Barrett in the Ministry Center office at (941) 585-0668 or via email at

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities

January 4, 2022 - March 29, 2022
The Book Of Wisdom: Ignatius Catholic Bible Study


When: Tuesday Mornings (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)

Format: Scripture Study, Discussion

Leader: Michael T. Barrett, Director of Religious Education

Required Materials: "The Books of Wisdom & Sirach" (Commentary, Notes, Study Questions)

Cost: $11.95 (Available from

Based on the Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition, this volume leads readers through a penetrating study of the Book of Wisdom, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible.

Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church.

The Ignatius Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. The Topical Essays explore the major themes of the Book of Wisdom, often relating them to the doctrines of the Church.

Join us as we work our way through the Book of Wisdom before we enter the Lenten Season!


Contact Michael T. Barrett, DRE at (941) 585-0668 or for more information.


May 3, 2022 & May 10, 2022 (Two Sessions)
RETURN: How To Draw Your Child Back To The Church


When: Tuesday, May 3 & May 10 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Format: Book Discussion

Leader: Michael T. Barrett, Director of Religious Education

Required Materials: "RETURN: How To Draw Your Child Back To The Church"

Cost: $19.95 + tax & shipping (available from Word On Fire)

The statistics are troubling: 6.5 people leave the Catholic Church for every one that joins, and 50% of young people who were raised Catholic no longer identify as Catholic today. The Catholic Church is hemorrhaging young people. Behind these statistics are countless stories of wounded families.

Millions of mothers and fathers are longing for their prodigal children to come home to the Church, crying: "Where did we go wrong?" The passive wait-and-see approach is no longer an option. We need a different strategy. We need to understand the real reasons why our young people drift away, and we need a game plan to bring them home.



Contact Michael T. Barrett, DRE at (941) 585-0668 or for more information.

More Information

For more information about our Faith Formation opportunities at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, or to discuss ways you can serve God’s children, youth, and adults by volunteering with the our Faith Formation team, please contact the Faith Formation office by phone at (941) 585-0668, via email at, or by using the contact form on the right.

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