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Faith Formation


Ongoing faith formation is essential to accomplish our mission to evangelize and transform the world into a more caring and just society. This does not end at confirmation or graduation but continues until one's death.
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us by the US Catholic Bishops


Adult Formation Speakers

Each year the Adult Formation Committee offers a series of  lectures designed to enrich our knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith. The lecture series generally  tries to include the topics of ecumenism, scripture, current  theology, church history and social justice.
The committee works hard to identify and invite the most qualified speakers from the greater Milwaukee area to address these topics.  These lectures are offered on Sunday mornings and are free and open to the public. 

Contemplative 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 Wed. 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 over four years ago 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 ttraditions .  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!  If you would like to attend, please contact David Mitchell.

Small Faith Communities

Two Small Faith Groups meet on a monthly basis to study Scripture (the following Sunday's readings) and the issues they raise in our beliefs and daily lives.
One group meets in parishioners' homes.  For more information regarding this group, please contact parishioner Neal Pease at 963-1098.
The other group meets in the Parish Center Library on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.  For more information regarding this group, please contact parishioner Tom Whipp. 

St. Robert's Prayer Network

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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


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