Adult Faith Formation




Maybe you've heard about Alpha during Mass or maybe you've had a friend go through the Alpha experience. 

We invite EVERYONE to try Alpha and begin asking the most important questions we have in life.  Click here for more information.


    RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and Adult Confirmation     

Continue your journey. 

Strengthen and deepen your relationship with God.

Come be a greater part of the Body of Christ.


Please take a moment to view the following video:

RCIA - The Journey to Become Catholic


Contact the Parish Office for more information, 684-3718.




Lakeshore Christian Experience Weekend

  Women’s Weekend 2019: November 8th-10th    

Men's Weekend 2020: February 21st-23rd


CEW, is an adult renewal weekend for persons 18 years of age or older. CEW is intended for anyone looking to live life more fully as an adult Christian. CEW grew out of the realization that the Christian Life has to be experienced before it can be properly appreciated. The community-based  weekend includes talks, discussion, prayer services, and Mass. A team of lay people conduct the weekend. The overnight retreat weekend is held at St. Francis of Assisi Life Teen House, 1122 North 14th St. Manitowoc, WI.

CEW begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening and runs continuously through to approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening. 

We have limited openings, so turn in you registration early. When the weekend is full, additional registrants are put on a waiting list and notified if there is a cancellation. 

The cost of the weekend is $40. Please do not allow the cost of the weekend to prevent you from attending, feel free to contact a Rector listed below. You can register online at:, or pick up a brochure located at all St. Francis of Assisi sites. You will be contacted about a week before the weekend with more information from the weekend’s Rector. 

Rector: Karen Cisler (920) 323-3597

Assistants: Jody Gauthier (920) 323-4686 and Joan Nickels (920) 323-0837


IGNITE! and Reflections of Faith


IGNITE! and Reflections of Faith are a group of adults who want to improve their understanding of their Catholic faith through spiritual literature, videos, and discussions.

IGNITE! gathers on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Life Teen House, located across from the Waldo worship site in Manitowoc.  IGNITE! utilizes various catechetical video series and programs on Catholic topics.

Reflections of Faith meets in the same space on the other Thursdays of the month.  The topic for Reflections of Faith changes weekly, incorporating different guest speakers, books, videos, prayers, and more.

Any adults who want to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through the Catholic faith are welcome to come and join our faith journey.

Please contact Karen Cisler for more information (920) 323-3597

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Zimmer Forum

The forum is named after Fr. Bill Zimmer (1934-1999).

He was an ecumenical leader, a champion for social justice and a catalyst for the Hmong and Hispanic ministries in the Manitowoc area.  Once a month, a book is presented from a wide array of speakers, representing all faith denominations. It is an opportunity for spiritual, intellectual and moral enrichment.

The Zimmer Forum meets on the second Tuesday most months from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in the Heritage Room at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family. 

Contact person: Mary Zimmer, 684-8751