Faith Formation Overview

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant communi. Our parish offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family and continually growth in faith. 

Sacraments: The Sacraments are defined as outward signs of inward grace, instituted by Christ to help individuals in their spiritual life and to grow in holiness. 

Religious EducationThe structure of our K-5 Faith Formation Program reflects the goals of providing opportunities for classroom learning, parent education, home study, worship and Christian service. The 6th, 7th & 8th grade class meetings are held on Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 6:45pm – 8pm and continues to. Our preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation runs on a two-year cycle and gatherings are a combination of small group discussions, speakers and activities focused on the faith formation . 

Youth Ministry : Youth (middle school, high school and college)  come together to build faith and community through a variety of activities.

Educational Ministries (Catechist, Service Project Leader, Liturgy of the Word for Children)

Small Faith Sharing Groups  Small groups gather to read and reflect on Scripture, share faith through conversation and determine some small practice by which to live their faith.

Wednesday Lunch GroupsMembers meet monthly for a brown bag lunch and a short program, usually with a guest speaker, designed to be informative about faith, spirituality and parish life. 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Parishes welcomee new members into the Catholic Church through a process of education, faith sharing, and rituals known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

This process includes several stages marked by prayer, study, and discussion.  Included in the process are several Rites, which take place within the context of the Mass.  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) describes the RCIA as a process in which participants "undergo . . . conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments . . . The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism." 

The RCIA process can be adapted to meet the specific needs of children and youth.

Bible Study Group

The group meets seasonally on Tuesday morning each week and  focuses on a selected topic for the season. Please consult the bulletin for time and location. All are welcome.

Cornerstone Retreat

A women’s retreat and faith enrichment group whose primary purpose is community building. Open to all women in the parish.     Regular meetings focus on prayer and planning retreats.    

 

 

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Weekend Masses
Sat at 4 pm St Ann
Sunday
8:30am St Zepherin 
10:30am  St Ann 
*5:00pm St Zepherin 
*resumes September 10, 2017