C.A.F.E. – Catholic Adult Faith Enrichment


C.A.F.E. (Catholic Adult Faith Enrichment) is a new initiative presented by the University of Saint Mary of the Lake to provide ongoing formation for adult Catholics who are interested in growing in their understanding of the faith. Organized by the Institute for Pastoral Leadership in conjunction with other departments of the University, C.A.F.E. offers classes, events and online resources to provide Catholic adult faith enrichment. We offer at least three events each year plus a summer retreat, all featuring notable presenters.  Relevant topics will be drawn from areas of Catholic doctrine, theology, ministry, catechesis, and spirituality based on participant feedback and evaluations.


Please join us for one of the following events. You may click on the title of the event to register.




Introduction to Christian Anthropology Course

(register by clicking on location)

University of Saint Mary of the Lake

Saint Xavier University

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & April 20, 27, 2020

2020 Summer Scripture Conference

University of Saint Mary of the Lake

June 21-26, 2020

If you would like to be added to the C.A.F.E. mailing list, please contact Mary Gebelhoff at 847-837-4550 or  mgebelhoff@usml.edu.  If you would like to participate in one of this year’s planned events, you can click on the above links to register.  There is a fee for these events.


The Institute for Pastoral Leadership presents several retreats throughout the course of the year. Click here to view a list of our retreat offerings.

You are also welcome to schedule a custom retreat for individuals, groups, or parishes on the beautiful campus of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake. Click here for more information.

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