Education & Formation

All Faith Formation classes now begin at 10:15 AM and end at 11:45 AM
includes Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, 2nd Grade, Pre-Confirmation, Confirmation, and Whole Family
We’ll see you at Sunday Family Mass in Benedict Hall 2nd Floor at 9:00 am

At St. Peter Catholic Church we believe that faith formation is not limited to our children, but that mystagogia is a life-long process of renewal and deepening in the mysteries of our faith. The Office of Faith Formation at St. Peter assists this deepening of faith by offering education, service, and retreat opportunities to parishioners of all ages. This website provides you with information about programs at St. Peter and throughout the diocese.  Please contact the Office of Faith Formation, at with questions, concerns, and ideas.

Video spotlight:  Watch this!  Tim Muldoon talks about why Ignatian spirituality is appealing for young people.

 Ignatian Lenten Retreats registration at this link

The Pope App 
If you like the Pope, you’re gonna love this app. You can browse photo galleries of recent General Audiences and Papal events, watch video clips of the Pope’s addresses,  read transcripts of his speeches, check out the Pope’s upcoming schedule of events, and even watch live streaming video. The Pope App also has a Pope News section, links to other great resources (Pope’s Twitter account, various Vatican news sources, etc.), and Vatican webcams. It’s powered by, which is run by the Pontifical Council for Social Communication.

Sacred Space  invites you to make a ‘Sacred Space’ in your day, praying here and now, as you visit our website, with the help of scripture chosen every day and on-screen guidance.  Download Free app in iOS and Android here

Click To Pray is the app of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). The app accompanies you throughout your day. It connects you with thousands of people who find purpose in praying every day for the challenges of humanity and for the mission of the Church as the Pope proposes in his monthly prayer intentions. Click To Pray encourages people of good will throughout the world to join the Pope in prayer. Its “Prayer Wall” also invites us to pray for one another, right now.

Reimagining the Examen –  a fresh and customized prayer app inspired by St. Ignatius’s Examen, a practice that helps you review your day in the presence of God. With unique Examens tailored to your mood, needs, and situation, the app invites you to pray from where you are, wherever you are.  Download the FREE app today 

Laudate – comprehensive free Catholic app with interactive rosaries, daily readings, bibles, podcasts, daily reflections, saints of the day, order of the Mass and more.   Download

Pray as you go Podcast – today’s Bible reading with music and questions for review.  The audio walks you through, no reading necessary. A daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst traveling to and from work, study, etc.    Android    or    iOS

America Media – The Jesuit Review – magazine and and blogs


Adult Education

Read a summary of Pope Francis’ Exhortation Amoris laetitia:  On Love In The Family Apostolic Exhortation   

Fr. James-Martin-SJ “10-most-important-messages-from-Laudato-Si

For descriptions of Adult Education opportunities at St. Peter please visit  the Adult Education page

Religious Education for Children  REGISTRATION Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

Parish children, ages 3-12 grow in faith through The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) religious program.  For details about the curriculum and session offerings please visit the Religious Education page or contact the Office of Faith Formation @

YOUth Ministry  –
We offer ongoing service opportunities for Middle and High School students throughout the year. For information about these service opportunities visit the YOUth Ministry page or contact the Office of Faith Formation.

Cathy Chiappetta Cathy Chiappetta,Faith Formation Director