Youth Formation & Adult Education

YOUTH FORMATION: Fall 2020 faith formation classes will be remote using a variety of resources to provide the greatest amount of support to keep families engaged in their faith. 

 

 

Ignatian Spirituality is the lens through which we see and prepare our faith formation for all ages. Our mission is to help people develop the spirituality of St. Ignatius. Our programs offer education/faith formation, group and individual prayer, and retreat experiences. Scroll down to see Adult Education opportunities. 

Our Faith Formation Programs

Click on the classes below to learn more and to see 2020-2021 Calendars:

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) CGS level I: Prek-K CGS level II: 1st and 3rd CGS level III: 4th, 5th, and 6th  10:15 - 11:30 am (weekly)

First Reconciliation / First Communion 2nd grade 10:15 -11:30 am  (weekly)

Confirmation  8th grade 10:15 – 11:30 am  (2 Sun./mo)

Pre-Confirmation 7th grade  10:15 – 11:30 am  (2 Sun./mo)

Home Study Catechesis  1st – 7th grades (not 2nd grade, must attend Sunday 2nd grade class)

Whole Family  1st grade and up  10:15 – 11:15 am (once monthly)

Youth Service Opportunities: Click here for our events. For questions about these service opportunities contact Cathy Chiappetta, Faith Formation Director. Watch this Video of Teen Serve Week:  LINK>>

ADULT FORMATION: 

Join the conversation 10/1/20  
“Can we Talk?  Overcoming Anger, Rudeness, and Divisions in Church and Public Life”   
What are the deep roots of the partisan splits and increased anger and rudeness in American political life? Tensions with the Catholic Church have similar sources.

Deacon Clarke Cochran will suggest ways of living with, and even overcoming, our deepest divisions. We will consider how to engage in constructive dialogue with persons whose views challenge our own. Our time will include interactive conversation about attendees’ own experiences, successes, and failures in conversation, as well as our hopes and dreams for Church and nation.
Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 7:00 pm. Via Zoom.   Register here for zoom link

Catholic Social Teaching: We are called to reach out and to build relationships of love and justice for the common good.

RCIA>> The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) -informs you in Scripture and Catholic tradition, and assists you in considering the Church as a faith community for yourself. Click RCIA for more.


A GUIDE to IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY OFFERINGS - OPEN HERE to FIND WHAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU>>   


See this page for individual Ignatian program information>>
 

Bible Study  We meet every other Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm to give working persons an opportunity to participate. Our topic is Exodus. We will follow the journey of God’s people begun in Genesis. Here, we find them slaves in Egypt. But God has not abandoned them. How will God call them, lead them, and respond to their failures? The Exodus of God’s people highlights themes of continuing importance: Liberation, Covenant, and Worship.  To receive notes, outlines, and sign-in information, please contact Deacon Clarke  Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, beginning September 2, via Zoom.

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The Kennedy Lecture is an annual event that is the gift of Thomas and Richard Kennedy, in memory of their parents, Keith and Joan Kennedy. This series aims to challenge us and to stimulate thinking by engaging prominent persons in the field of religion and ethics.  In January 2021, Joan Rosenhauer, Executive Director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, has been invited to speak. The 2020 Kennedy Lecture featured Thomas Massaro, S.J.,a Professor of Moral Theology at Fordham University speaking on Pope Francis' call to an integral ecology and a creation-centered spirituality.