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Faith Formation Ministry

Involvement in the faith formation ministry provides a lifelong opportunity to grow in knowledge and understanding of our Catholic faith. This ministry involves a share in the work of the Lord’s Spirit calling us to recognize and pass on the workings of God in the lives of all people. It is a task of guarding and passing on intact the rich deposit of our Catholic Faith to the next generation and to all who search for a deeper faith. Virtus training required.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CATECHIST OR CLASSROOM AIDE

Instruction for ages 3, 4, 5 through Kindergarten provided during 8:30 am and 10 am masses.
Contact: Sheila Pelowski

GRADES 1-5 CATECHIST OR CLASSROOM ASSISTANT

Instruction for grades 1-5 provided on Monday evenings, either 4:30-5:30 pm or 6-7 pm
Contact: Stacey Dorsey

GRADES 6-10 CATECHIST, CLASSROOM AIDE, OR 10th GRADE DISCUSSION LEADER

Instruction for grades 6-10 provided on Wednesday evenings, either 5:30-6:30 or 7-8 pm
Contact: Erica Stiller

GRADES 11-12 THEOLOGY OF THE BODY INSTRUCTOR

Instruction for grades 11-12 provided as interest is communicated.
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ADULT FAITH FORMATION FACILITATOR

Facilitates small group discussions on predetermined programming.
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CATHOLIC SCRIPTURE STUDY FACILITATORS

Small group discussion leaders for weekly Catholic Scripture Study programs of varying length throughout the year. Groups meet on Thursdays: 9:15—11:15 am or 7—9 pm.
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LENTEN SMALL GROUP STUDY FACILITATORS

Facilitators meet weekly throughout the Lenten season with small parish groups. The 90-minute session uses Sunday scriptures as a starting point for discussion and/or other assigned text.
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SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

FAITH SHARING LEADER FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES

Leads faith sharing groups of confirmation candidates in preparation for the reception of this sacrament. (Generally, 9-10th graders) Monthly meetings.
Erica Stiller

FOCCUS: ENGAGED COUPLE SUPPORT

FOCCUS Couples: Mentor engaged couples as you discuss together their results of the FOCCUS, a pre-marital inventory tool. Training is provided. You meet 1-3 times per couple.
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PREJORDAN: BAPTISMAL INSTRUCTION

Provides sacramental preparation for those seeking to have their baby baptized. Preparation is offered on the second Tuesday of each month starting at 7 p.m. in the Conference Room.
Contact: Sheila Pelowski

RCIA (RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION) SPONSORS AND CATECHISTS

Catechists accompany those interested in the Catholic faith and way of life through faith-sharing sessions on the Sunday scriptures and the church teachings which flow from them. Sponsors attend the meetings and walk with a specific candidate/catechumen as they prepare for the reception of the sacraments. Weekly sessions when candidates are present; bi-weekly during the summer. Interactive format. Team of 3-5 alternating catechists desired.
Contact: Erica Stiller