FAITH FORMATION AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Contact: Commission Chair is currently vacant
The Commission of Faith Formation and Spiritual Development helps in setting policies and providing for religious educational opportunities and spiritual development opportunities in the parish.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
Contact: Lisa Gibbons 356-7248
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which adults become initiated into the Catholic Church. The process is open to non-Catholics who wish to inquire about the Catholic religion; alienated Catholics who wish to return to full participation in the Church; and any Catholics who are searching for a deeper understanding of their personal faith journey in the Catholic Church. The process begins on the Tuesday after Labor Day and meetings are held weekly from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. A team of adults works with the pastor to offer this process.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Contact: Tom Costello 357-8352
Adult Faith Formation and personal growth opportunities may be offered throughout the calendar year in the form of retreats, seminars, Bible studies, small group sharing opportunities, and parish mission events.
Contact: Lisa Gibbons 356-7248
Religious Education for youth attending public or charter schools is available for grades K through 8 on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. from September through May.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Contact: Lisa Gibbons 357-8352
Vacation Bible School is offered for one week during the summer in the evening for children, ages 4 through Grade 4.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Contact: Tricia Allstatt 375-0132
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Children’s Liturgy of the Word is provided each Sunday during the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Children are dismissed from Mass prior to the first reading. Volunteers are assigned on a rotating basis to take the children to the parish center where they have a lesson and activity geared to their age group
Contact: Tom Costello 357-8352, ext 30 firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities are planned periodically for youth in grades 8 through 12. The ultimate goal of any youth ministry is to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community, and to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
As a main component of the youth ministry program, a youth choir is offered and minsters at the 6:00 p.m. Sunday Mass two times per month.
WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Contact: Dottie Spalding 356-8341
The Bible Study meets every Wednesday morning 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the Parish Center.
THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Contact: Anita Moody 918-0997
An Adult Bible Study meets on Thursday evenings for various scripture studies throughout the year. These scripture studies are announced in advance and parishioners and others pay choose to participate based on the study being offered. The Sunday bulletin contains details on these studies as they are available.
MEN’S PRAYER GROUP
Contact: Bill Mahan 677-2301
This group gathers on Saturday Mornings at 7:00 a.m. in the Parish Center to break open scripture, pray and share their spiritual life experiences and insights.