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Resources for Catholic Adults

Looking for information about adult sacraments? 

Considering baptism as an adult? Are you a Christian from another faith tradition thinking about joining the Catholic Church? Are you a baptized Catholic who has not had formal religious instruction or received First Communion or Confirmation? Over age 16 and wish to complete your Confirmation?

Please call the Catholic church nearest to you for more information about required preparation sessions for the Sacraments of Initiation. Normally celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation for adults takes place in the parish on the night before Easter. Baptized Catholics who have already received First Communion celebrate Confirmation at St. Raymond's Cathedral in the spring with Bishop Conlon, after preparation at their home parish. Please contact your parish for informatin about classes.

Questions? Contact Joyce Donahue at jdonahue@dioceseofjoliet.org or 815-221-6146.

Ongoing opportunities for all Catholic adults to learn and grow in faith

Find Local Events 
Online Learning - University of Dayton VLCFF courses
Foundations of the Faith classes
Find a Parish Bible Study
Scripture Study Resource Center
Mayslake Ministries - Faith Formation, Spiritual Direction and more
Living with Christ - Daily Reflections & Mass Readings
Good News Ministries - Daily Scripture Reflections
US Catholic Bishops - official site
Vatican English Site - official site
Fr. Robert Barron's Word on Fire - weekly sermons, blog, videos...
For Your Marriage - daily reflections
The Jesus Prayer - an ancient prayer form - and related resources
The Busy Christian's Guide to Catholic Social Teaching - over 100 years of documents on justice