Faith Formation

Please contact Phyllis Hamill-Little to participate in or work with any of these ministries in Faith Formation. Email Phyllis or call or 651-698-5581 x 103

All programs working with children require a background check, VIRTUS training and a signed Code of Conduct.

 

Adult Faith Formation Committee

Assists with the design and planning of parish programs for adult formation.  Meets 8 times per year.

 

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

At the 10:30 Mass, children in preschool through 3rd grade are invited to go with teen and adult leaders to hear the Gospel proclaimed in simpler language and to respond to it.  It lasts only about 20 minutes during Mass and lesson plans are provided.  Volunteers are scheduled once every 4-6 weeks.

Faith Formation Catechist

Classes for grades 1-8 meet most Sunday mornings September through May from 9:00-10:15 am. The Finding God in All Things curriculum from Loyola Press is taught in all grades. Volunteer catechists and aides receive training and support and teach 2-4 times per month.

Faith Formation Assistant

Assist in a classroom on Sunday mornings in grades 1-8. The catechist will plan the lessons and lead the session. The aide is there to help the students in whatever way is needed. Youth volunteers are welcome.

 

Sacramental Prep Assistant

Assist with preparation sessions for First Eucharist, First Reconciliation and Confirmation, 4-6 times per year.

Confirmation Small Group Leaders
Lead a small group of candidates through seven sessions using the Anointed in the Spirit curriculum, Sunday early afternoon or Wednesday late afternoon, February through March.

 

Faith Formation Catechist

Classes for grades 1-8 meet most Sunday mornings September through May from 9:00-10:15 am. The Finding God in All Things curriculum from Loyola Press is taught in all grades. Volunteer catechists and aides receive training and support and teach 2-4 times per month.

Faith Formation Assistant
Assist in a classroom on Sunday mornings in grades 1-8. The catechist will plan the lessons and lead the session. The aide is there to help the students in whatever way is needed. Youth volunteers are welcome.

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

This is a process for adults who are considering the possibility of becoming Roman Catholic. This includes the unbaptized, or baptized Christians who seek full communion and Catholics who have not received the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.  It is a community event, a ministry of witness and hospitality, ongoing and multidimensional.  This process includes an adaptation for children and youth who need to prepare for Baptism.

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Sponsor
Prays for and accompanies a candidate through the RCIA process, connects candidate to the larger parish community, attends some RCIA sessions and stands with the candidate at liturgical rites.

Team Member
Assists Director of Faith Formation with candidates.  Roles vary.

 

Sacramental Prep Assistant

Assist with preparation sessions for First Eucharist, First Reconciliation and Confirmation, 4-6 times per year.

Confirmation Small Group Leaders
Lead a small group of candidates through seven sessions using the Anointed in the Spirit curriculum, Sunday early afternoon or Wednesday late afternoon, February through March.

 

Soup Suppers

A Lenten soup supper is served with a presentation following.  Help is needed with making soup, set up and clean up.  Contact Phyllis Hamill-Little, email or call 651-698-5581 x 103