Adult Formation

We have several ongoing and one-time faith formation and educational opportunities for adults.


COMING SOON! Register today to be a part of our 2020-2021 faith formation journey.  Small groups will be formed based on mutual availability and will meet virtually.  Click here to register to be a participant, facilitator or to request more information.  Click here for information on required materials.


Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible with Jeff Cavin: Summer 2020 Small Group Discussion Series
Whether you simply walk past your bible in your home, as you go about your day or you read it regularly from cover to cover or would describe your connectedness to the word as somewhere in between…our next Adult Faith Formation series is for you!

Starting: Week of June 14th, (8 weeks during the Summer of 2020)
Facilitator: Incarnation parishioner Sue Dougherty is the former assistant principal at Charlottesville Catholic School, with many years of experience as a catechist and former Coordinator for Christian Formation at Holy Comforter. She firmly believes that adult faith formation is an ongoing lifelong journey.

Meeting Details: Participants will complete workbook study individually and watch videos and discuss content as a group virtually each week.

Click here to register & suggest dates/times for weekly virtual meetings. Ascension Press Materials: Workbook $24.95 (strongly suggested to supplement learning/videos), Video Online Access for 6 months (optional).

THURSDAY MORNING SCRIPTURE STUDY: Meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 am in the Library. The group reads and discusses the readings for the following Sunday. Join us any time or contact Ray Haas for more information at 978-4087. COVID-19 meeting adaptations pending as of the summer of 2020.

CENTERING PRAYER: Based on the teaching of Fr. Thomas Keating, this group meets weekly to pray, to spend time in meditation, and to hold a short discussion. Meets Tuesdays at 10:00 am in the Daily Mass Chapel. Contact Herb Ely 434-295-6969.

CURSILLO – A CATHOLIC RETREAT: Cursillo is alive and well at Incarnation. Men’s and women’s spiritual retreats are held regularly, after which participants form small groups. For information visit

JUSTICE & CHARITY FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES: see our Justice & Charity link, the Sunday bulletin, or contact our Justice & Charity Minister Sheila Herlihy at the parish office.

Alpha: A program that invites people to personally encounter Jesus Christ and be transformed into His missionary disciples. The Alpha format provides an informal way to explore your feelings about life, God, and religion. It consists of a meal (not included during quarantine), a short video talk, and a small group conversation. It is 11 weeks long and includes a weekend retreat.

ChristLife: The two ChristLife courses below expand the Alpha experience above.

  1. Following Christ: A seven-week journey that explores and encourages Catholic discipleship. It includes a 1-day retreat.
  2. Sharing Christ: A seven-week mission that trains Catholics to share Jesus Christ with others and invite them to be part of the Church. It includes a 1-day retreat.