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 Saint Mark. Participants are also invited to join the sessions online.


January 9: The Law of the Lord
January 16: The Prophets Elijah and Elisha
January 23: The Prophets before the Babylonian Exile
January 30: Job and Jonah
February 6: The Exile and Post Exile Hope for the Messiah
February 13: Prophets Daniel and Ester
February 20: First Century Israel
February 27: Childhood of Jesus
March 6: The Virgin Mary
March 13: Miracles of Jesus
March 20: Transfiguration
March 27: The Saint Rita Parish Mission
April 3: Holy Week Walk Through
April 24: Resurrection, Ascension, and Pentecost
May 1: Teachings of Jesus
May 8: Parables
May 15: Salvation

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