Adult Faith Formation

Formation for Adults

We do not stop growing in our faith when we graduate from high school. St. Thomas More seeks to support adults in their continued faith journey through classes, guest speakers, and opportunities for service, worship and community building. Questions? Contact Brian Hefer: or 651-227-7669 x 311. 

Journeying Through the Gospel Resurrection Stories

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, & 22, 7-9 pm, St. Thomas More School Auditorium
Without the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, there would be no Christianity. Belief in the resurrection is the cornerstone of Christian faith and the heart of the New Testament. It is a bedrock teaching. This four week program will explore the various resurrection stories found in the Gospels. Participants will learn about their literary forms, similarities and differences as well as the reactions of the disciples to Jesus' resurrection. In addition, each evening's presentation will reflect on the importance of belief in the resurrection for the practice of one's faith. Registration is requested to ensure we have enough materials. Please register below or contact Brian Hefer: 651-227-7669 x 311 or

Session 1: Encountering the Resurrection Stories of the Gospel of Mark
Session 2: Encountering the Resurrection Stories of the Gospel of Matthew
Session 3: Encountering the Resurrection Stories of the Gospel of Luke
Session 4: Encountering the Resurrection stories of the Gospel of John

Presenter: Arthur E. Zannoni

Art is an award winning free-lance writer, scripture scholar, teacher, theologian, workshop leader, and consultant in the areas of biblical studies and Christian-Jewish relations. He taught on the faculty of the School of Divinity of the University of St.Thomas (St. Paul, MN) from 1984-1991 and its the Murray Institute from 1991-1994. He helped establish in 1985, along with Rabbi Max A Shapiro, the Center for Jewish Christian Learning at the University of St. Thomas. He is a two-time recipient of the Uhrig Foundation Award for excellence in teaching and received the Temple Israel (Minneapolis) Interreligious Award for his work in promoting Catholic Jewish dialogue in the Twin Cities. He earned his Master’s Degree in Theology from the University of San Francisco and did his doctoral studies at Marquette University specializing in biblical studies.

Zannoni, a prolific writer, has published articles in Bible Today, St Anthony Messenger Magazine, The Catechist, Catholic Update, Scripture From Scratch, and God’s Word Today. From 2002 to 2005, he wrote a monthly column for the Catholic Spirit, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis. He is a two time recipient of awards for excellence in writing from the Catholic Press Association.

He is editor of Jews and Christians Speak of Jesus, and co-editor of the best seller Introduction to Jewish Christian Relations. Zannoni’s book Tell Me Your Name: Images of God in the Bible has been described as “a real page turner with powerful prose and poetic images.” The sequel Tell Me Your Story: The Parables of Jesus has received good reviews. The first book he wrote, Jesus of the Gospels, has been translated into both Russian and Indonesian. His most
recent book is The Gospel's Legacy. Zannoni is also a regular contributor to the web page the

He has two married adult children, and a twenty one year old son, and five grandchildren. He, his son, and his wife Kathleen live in the Twin Cities. He is a member of St. Cecilia Parish in St. Paul where he serves as a lector, adult educator, and member of the Liturgy Committee.