Spiritual Formation


ADULT FAITH ENRICHMENT
Adult Faith enrichment opportunities are offered throughout the year to nourish ongoing/lifelong faith formation. Recent focus has been on Scripture study.

CENTERING PRAYER
Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of Contemplative Prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. It is an attempt to present the teaching of earlier times in an updated form. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. It is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him. It tends to build communities of faith and bonds the members together in mutual friendship and love. This group meets every Monday from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the St. Andrew room and welcomes all who feel called to Silence.

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR)
This is a religious education program for children in our parish who attend public schools. Classes, grades PreK-12 meet every Wednesday evening from 6:15-7:30 p.m. from September through April. Confirmation classes are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:45 pm. Adults as teachers and aides are always welcome to join in this ministry of mentoring our faith with the youth from grades PreK-12. A program is available for those with children who have special needs.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (R.C.I.A) and CONDENSED RCIA
The R.C.I.A. is the process by which adults (and children over 7 years of age) become full members of the Catholic Church. Each adult is accompanied by a sponsor, a practicing Catholic committed to supporting someone interested in learning about the Catholic religion and able to attend classes regularly. Other ways parishioners are involved is through prayer for the candidates and by donating breakfast items. Please call if you desire to learn more about the R.C.I.A. process or to contribute your time and talent in other ways.

SACRAMENTAL TEAM
Meets monthly to study church teachings and diocesan guidelines regarding the sacraments and how to implement this in our parish. Plans all sacramental retreats and meetings. If you are interested in making a lasting experience for those receiving a sacrament, this is the ministry for you.