Faith Formation

We provide faith formation for all ages, we fittingly refer to our approach by two titles: (1) "Generations of Faith" or (2) "Whole Church". Little Church On most Sundays of the school year at the 10:30 a.m. Mass, we offer a program for pre-schoolers; that is, children who are age three thru kindergarten.

Liturgy in a separate space for children
Children who are nearing school age (and through fourth grade) are dismissed from the 10:30 am. Mass for Liturgy of the Word in order to have formation in the gospel provided at their level.  This also takes place during the months of the school year.

Religious Education Classes
CCD classes are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00p.m. in the Parish Center for Grades 1 - 8.

Sacramental Preparation
We provide opportunities for families to be formed together at the time their children are preparing for various sacraments.  This takes place in a special program for parents desiring to have their children baptized into the Faith and Parish Community.  We also provide sacramental preparation for the families whose children are preparing for First Eucharist and Confirmation, as well as First Reconciliation.  This formation takes place during the Whole Church Sessions as well as separate sessions for the parents.  Adults anticipating celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage also take part in a Program of Marriage Preparation.

Youth Group
Open to students grade six and up, and gives our young people the opportunity for prayer and sharing, fun and games, as well as field trips for various activities.

Youth Encounter
Young people, sixteen or older, are encouraged to take part in a Youth Encounter Weekend at Marygrove Retreat Center.  After participating in this retreat, they return to their home base (community/parish) to promote individual spiritual growth and group support.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
This process invites people who may not have any religious background or have roots in another faith-tradition to inquire about the Catholic Faith, and then after much prayer and study, celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation during the Easter Vigil, and become full members of our faith and our parish.