People Helping People


“The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest"
- Luke 10:2

One of the major obstacles we face in the modern era is a sense that Catholics do not feel adequately prepared to present and defend the Catholic faith to others. As a result, we have been slow to speak about our faith and negligent in our invitation to others to come and learn the wealth of our teachings. Recognizing the need to develop the gifts of our parishioners, Father Michael Stalla from Ss. Cosmas and Damian, Father Behrend, Father Matt, and Deacon Mark have established a parish adult formation program called Kerygma.

Kerygma: Proclaiming the Gospel

Our goal is to give basic training so parishioners are equipped to share the Good News and invite others to come to know and love our Lord. Those interested will form small parish faith sharing groups with a proper understanding of Sacred Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Catholic traditions, and small faith sharing group leadership skills.

Meetings will occur in-person at Saint Rita Parish on select Mondays at 7:00pm in the main Church. Participants are also invited to join the sessions online.


September 12: Introduction to the Bible
September 19: Does God Exist?
September 26: Abraham
October 3: Joseph of Genesis
October 10: Creationism vs. Science
October 17: Adam and Eve
October 24: Theology of the Body
October 31: Calling of Moses
November 7: Plagues of Egypt
November 14: From the Red Sea to Mt. Sinai
November 21: King Saul and David and Goliath
November 28: King David
December 5: Walk-through of the Holy Mass
December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Registration is preferred but not necessary. If you attend at least 11 classes, you will receive a Missionary Disciple Kerygma Certificate.

Parish contact: Fr. Behrend