Faith Formation

We are a Christ-centered people, instructed by the Word of God and renewed by the Sacraments. We are building a community of love, justice and peace by celebrating, serving and proclaiming the Gospel to the world.


In doing so, we touch families asking for sacraments for their children, as well as provide on-going education for children and parents. We provide creative opportunities for our parishioners to experience outreach to those in need. The homeless, incarcerated, and those challenged with a physical ailment all are served each year by our caring community. We provide a pathway home for returning Catholics and those seeking entrance into the church.


The Faith Formation office provides on-going adult education and classes for those who want to complete their initiation by receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. We are here for families who have experienced a loss of a loved one, or just to lend an ear to someone who needs to be heard.


"Genuine demanding.
But its beauty lies precisely in the demands it makes. Only those able to make demands on themselves in the name of love can then demand love from others.                                

"Pope John Paul II, to Cuban Youth (1998)


It is a team effort of many wonderful volunteers who make all this possible! Each person in our world is unique and is a gift. No matter how young or old

- you are valued and loved!


In Christ's Peace,

Kathy Lewis
Director of Faith Formation

Religious Education for Children Grades 1-5: 

This family based program includes religious education for children 1st grade through 5th grade, sessions for parents as well as family days when our catechists join together with parent and child, to learn more about our faith.

Middle School/Sacramental Prep for Grades 6-8

This is a three-year program that is being offered in order to aid our kids in becoming stronger and more confident pre-teens who know what it means to be a Catholic Christian. Confirmation is just around the corner, and this program will begin the foundation that the sacrament of Confirmation continues.

Teen Confirmation Years I & II 

Grades 9-12

Our High School Youth Ministry is just that- a ministry to teens who are in high school where our Church making a special place, a home for all of our parish teens. Through prayers, retreats, classes, small group discussions, service projects and working with an adult spiritual mentor we call Sponsors, young people will be able to recognize and understand the presence of the holy spirit in themselves and in His people and will be able to identify themselves as active members of the Catholic faith.

Adult Education

At various times during the year there are educational opportunities offered for adults. 

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