Adult Formation

Welcome to Adult Formation!

Gerry Wolf, Director of Evangelization and Formation



Lenten Mission

March 19-22, 2023

  • Sunday, March 19 – Exult Night
    • Monday, March 20 – Evenings of
    • Tuesday, March 21 – Reflection
  • Wednesday, March 22 – Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Gabriel Parish, in collaboration with staff from the Catholic Ecology Center, will present a 2023 Lenten Mission – focusing on how we can live the traditional Lenten practices of Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving in harmony with and in care for God’s gift of Creation.


Joe MeyerJoe Meyer has always had a passion for his Catholic faith and a love for ecology.  He strives to connect people with Christ and His Creation.  As a result of his deep Catholic faith, he founded the non-profit Laudato Si’ Project in 2016 and most recently the Catholic Ecology Center.  He is also a science teacher at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee.   He and his wife Andrea, and their two children, Nathaniel and Kateri, are St. Gabriel parishioners.

Theresa LiebertTheresa Liebert has always found beauty to be the transcendental which brings her closest to Christ.  She hopes to share God’s first book with others through her work at the Catholic Ecology Center. Theresa grew up in the driftless region of Wisconsin on a small hobby farm.  She graduated from Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming, with a bachelor’s degree in the Liberal Arts.

Barbara OBrienBarbara O’Brien is excited to share her robust faith and love for God’s creation.  She graduated from Thomas Aquinas College on the west coast with a degree in Liberal Arts.  Like Theresa, she also grew up in the driftless region of Wisconsin.  In addition to being an educator at the Catholic Ecology Center, Barbara also works at Clare Gardens, the organic farm onsite. 




We are happy to announce that our parish now has a wonderful online resource at our disposal…available to any and all parishioners who have Internet access.  It’s called “FORMED: The Catholic Faith. On-Demand.”  There are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of movies, books, study programs, prayer aids, information videos on Spirituality, the Sacraments, the Saints, Catholic teachings, etc., for all ages!



Click the link below to learn about any of our many adult ministries.

How Do I Become Catholic?


Men's Group


Mom's Group


Origin of the Rosary & Pray with Us


 Small Groups


First Friday Devotions


Sunday Scripture Study


Thoughtful Thursdays


Prayer Chain



God’s Pursuit of His People

Adult Ministry and Formation seek to fulfill the vision of St. Gabriel by you asking you to be a disciple in Jesus Christ, through the Sacramental life of the Church!  "God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life.

For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church.  To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life."(Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Our response is to enter into the great Plan of God. We are called to come into this beautiful friendship with God, here on earth and forever in heaven.  Adult Formation, in light of God's goodness and goodwill, offers opportunities to answer the deepest questions we all have, strengthen faith, encourage conversion of heart, and to share the good news of Jesus with others. 

We continue to understand this plan is fulfilled in and through the Church, the Body of Christ.  We are not meant for growth in faith alone, as we commune with God and His people. 

Please answer the deepest longing of your heart by joining us at Mass, in Scripture study, in discipleship groups, and more.


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