Faith Formation endeavors in our parish shall support and strengthen the work of the Spirit to:
- nurture a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
- foster an ever-deepening understanding of the Gospel
- build on the Traditions of our Catholic faith
We will serve the parish by providing opportunities to foster a sense of spiritual vitality for all age levels. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, these efforts will lead to wisdom, as well as personal and social transformation.
Welcome back to another academic year of Youth Faith Formation!
A link to the Faith Formation Family Handbook and registration materials for 2017-2018 is provided below. Please take a moment to review the academic calendar, and perhaps add some of the dates for special programs and/or Masses to your family calendar. Hopefully the handbook will answer many of your Office of Lifelong Faith Formation questions, but please feel free to contact Carolyn Houston with any additional questions, or concerns.
It is the philosophy of the parish that parents are the primary teachers of their children, and the parish supports that role. The most important means of support is through the celebration of weekly Mass, when the community comes together to nurture one another and to be nourished by Jesus Christ through his Word and his Body. For some families, involving their children in children’s Liturgy of the Word, or having them assist at Mass, has helped in strengthening a sense of belonging and ownership in the Mass in their children. Nurturing our parish children’s friendship with Jesus is the ultimate aim of youth Faith Formation, and the parish will provide various service, prayer, and educational opportunities to help children better understand who Jesus is, and what Jesus has called us all to do.