Child & Youth Ministries
Developing a relationship with God is a life-long process of faith formation. This process begins with you, parents and guardians, the primary models and educators of faith and life in action. We are dedicated to supporting and supplementing the faith foundation that you have established at home. Our programs offer Christian Formation to the children and youth of our community based on the elements, traditions, and teachings of the Catholic Church.
Class time: 9:30 - 10:30 am
This class is specifically designed for Children 18 months to 4 years with an Adult to experience faith in developmentally-appropriate ways. The leader will introduce topics of faith using stories, crafts, dancing, singing, videos, puppets, flannel boards, etc. During each 1-hour class, the kids and their adults will participate in a regular routine that will include playtime, carpet time, craft time, hand washing, snack time, and more.
Class time: 9:15 - 10:45 am
In our 5-year-old Kindergarten through 12th grade Program, we focus on the following UNITS:
Young Adult & Adult Ministries
All adults and their family members are invited to enrich their faith lives by taking advantage of the many opportunities offered by our parish. Programs are offered throughout the year for all stages of life. We have a vibrant volunteer Cluster Adult Formation Committee that, together with pastoral staff, provides ongoing ideas and inspiration. We welcome you to participate and if you don’t see what you are looking for, please contact the Director of Young Adult & Adult Ministries, Kathy Smith, at 414-453-0300 x25 or firstname.lastname@example.org
is a year-round young adult ministry directed towards those
in their 20’s and 30’s, single or married,
and includes social, service and sacred opportunities.
For Info Contact Kathy Smith,
414-453-0300 x25 or email@example.com
SMALL GROUP COMMUNITY
Join 6-8 adults in their 20s & 30s for regular small group community and discussion. Most small groups gather weekly for 90 minutes. Multiple days and locations are available.
SMALL FAITH SHARING GROUPS
One of the ways Christians have been gathering since the very beginning is in small faith sharing groups. These are groups of 6-12 people who gather on a regular basis to: share personal experiences of God’s work in our life; support one another’s lives of service within and without the community; reflect on Scripture or other materials; to challenge one another to live out the gospel and become intentional disciples; to focus on our faith and God’s presence in our daily lives. Cluster groups meet at parish sites or in individual’s homes throughout the year, generally for six weeks at a time. Groups meet on different days of the week, with day and evening groups available. Past offerings have included the Sunday Scripture Readings, special Prayer, Advent and Lenten books.
Suggestions are always welcome.
The acronym RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is a process for anyone who may be interested in becoming Catholic and if pursued, it will include the three sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
This process begins with a meeting with the Adult Formation Director. This meeting may be done at any time during the year. The length of the entire process as well as the actual meeting times will vary with each individual’s circumstances. The program includes people interested in learning more about Catholicism, as well as those who are actively seeking to become Catholic. It is a journey that our community walks together with those interested, with the purpose of welcoming participants into the life of the church community. Register at any time.
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