Youth Service Opportunities For questions about these service opportunities contact Cathy Chiappetta, Faith Formation Director. Watch this Video of Teen Serve Week. Scroll down to see full listing of youth Faith Formation.
A Small Group Advent Prayer Experience December 6 -23
We offer you the opportunity to meet with a small group three times before Christmas. Select a day & time that fits your schedule at the link below. To participate, pray daily (30 minutes) using an Advent booklet prepared by St Peter Ignatian Spirituality members and join the meetings via Zoom.
LINK TO SIGN UP for Small Group
Pray daily (30 minutes) using this Advent Prayer booklet
Faith Formation presents a video on the Advent Wreath - the history and making of a wreath - with a blessing at the end for your home's wreath. Edited by Liz Egan.
Learn about Pope Francis' new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti. This is our chance to build a new society based on loving our neighbor. Summary of Twelve Themes in the Encylical
Video from "Inside the Vatican" the top 5 takeaways
Full Text of Fratelli Tutti
How can we live the message of Fratelli Tutti?
Catholic Social Teaching: See this page for Deacon Clarke Cochran's presentations. 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.
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.
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.
YOUTH FORMATION: Faith Formation Registration Closed for 2020-2021. We will begin registration for faith formation 2021-2022 in May.
Our Faith Formation Programs:
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)