“The name of catechesis was given to the whole of the efforts within the Church to make disciples, to help people to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, so that believing they might have life in His name, and to educate and instruct them in this life and thus build up the Body of Christ. The Church has not ceased to devote her energy to this task.” (Catechesi Tradendae, n. 1) The Education and Faith Formation Commission serves the parish by ensuring through consultation with the pastor that a life-giving knowledge of Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith is imparted to adults and children by education and formation programs and is led by Parish Council member Jim Peters.
Adult Formation Catechists include those able and willing to teach and facilitate discussion among adults in our Faith Formation programs. Contact Diane Maguire to get involved.
Baptism Preparation Team welcomes parents of children to be baptized and leads them to a renewed appreciation of this foundational sacrament, The team also assists with hospitality at our monthly baptism celebrations. if interested. Contact Jessica Thornhill if interested.
Catholics Returning Home team members provide hospitality, catechesis, and prayerful support to Catholics returning to the practice of the faith. Contact Eleanor Lashley or Patti Millinger to get involved.
Christian Initiation Sponsors are Catholics who find joy in their own faith and are willing to accompany an Inquirer in the Initiation process as a friend and companion on the journey. Interested? Contact Diane Maguire.
Christian Initiation Team members offer hospitality, catechesis , and prayerful support to adults and young people preparing to enter the Catholic Church. Contact Diane Maguire to be a part of our team.
Elementary Faith Formation Catechists serve in all grade levels from Pre-K through 5th grade or as office helpers. Contact Beth Hodgson to become a catechist.
High School Adult Catechists assist the Youth Minister with educational, social, and service experiences on Sunday nights, off-site retreats, Confirmation preparation, and summer mission trips. Contact Michele McPheely to join our Youth Ministry High School Core Team!
Middle School Adult Catechists are needed to assist the Youth Minister with our Sunday night EDGE program for grades 6-8. Contact Tarcy Hernandez to join our Edge Core Team!
Parish Library Volunteers work with the Director of Faith Formation to maintain the parish library. Contact Diane Maguire to assist in the parish library.
The Bridge Catechists give their time and energy to focus on our faith formation component for children and adult parishioners with specific special needs. Contact Diane Maguire or Beth Hodgson to minister in the Bridge program.
Vacation Bible School Catechists help prepare for and facilitate a week of fun and faith building for children ages 3 through rising 6th grade each summer, focused on learning about Jesus’ love for us. Contact Beth Hodgson to help with VBS!