Ignatian Spirituality - Adult Formation - Youth Formation


***2020-2021 Faith Formation School Year Registration is NOW OPEN. Link to registration is available here***

***MACS Sacramental Registration can be found here***

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.

All parish members can help by collecting the items listed below. Start collecting now for curbside drop-offs in front of St. Peter July 12 - 16 from 10 am - 12 pm!  The need is greater than ever.

  • A Roof Above: New or gently used towels and wash cloths
  • Baby Bundles: New or gently used 3-6 month outfits, pajamas 0-12 months, burp cloths, and bibs (no monograms)
  • Catholic Charities Food Pantry: canned fruit, rice, spaghetti sauce, tuna, pasta, toiletries, laundry detergent, paper products, juice, coffee, tea
  • Charlotte Rescue Mission: hair brushes, twin blade disposable razors, shampoo & toothbrushes.

To make a donation to help us purchase materials for our projects go to  https://stpeterscatholic.weshareonline.org/TeenServiceWeekDonations

We have already donated 100 masks to Boys and Girls Club and have a goal of 1000 masks! Teens cut fabric and we have an expert team of parishioners who sew the masks. We are currently sewing masks for Freedom School and A Roof Above (formerly Urban Ministries/Men’s Shelter) We'll make flashcards, blankets and scarves, cut felt for banners, provide lunches for A Roof Above, and more!    Many thanks!

ADULT FORMATION:    The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice 
  • Everyday Discernment -An Ignatian Approach to Understanding God's Will.
    Based on the insights of St. Ignatius, the workshop focuses on how to recognize and invite God into our decision making.  

  • Prayer of the Daily ExamenNoticing God in your Daily Life? Find a path towards what our hearts most deeply desire, and develop our growing friendship in love with God in this daily prayer.  Click here to see a video Examen.

  • Encountering the Living God:  To be offered in Fall 2020.An 8-week Directed Experience offering you daily prayer, reflection and a weekly one-to-one meeting with a spiritual companion. Contact Allain Andry or Michelle Maidt.

  • Seasonal Retreat - Our Ignatian Spirituality team presents Saturday morning contemplative retreats during Advent and Lent.

  • The Spiritual ExercisesThe full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius is a path to deep conversion and discipleship.Contact Fr.John Michalowski, SJ or Fr. Jim Bowler, SJ. For more information on Directed Individual Retreats contact Allain Andry or Christine Pearson.   

  • Spiritual Direction Ignatian spiritual direction is distinctly rooted in Ignatian spirituality and the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. Contact Fr.Jim Bowler, SJ or Allain Andry

  • Ignatian Spirituality 101 - Come learn the key characteristics of the spirituality emerging from the life and spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, experience Ignatian prayer, and discover how enriching it can be for your life. Offered periodically.

  • St. Peter Ignatian Spirituality Team

Contemplative Leaders in Action (CLA): a two-year faith formation and leadership development program for young adults in their 20's and 30's.  Find out more and join us!  Watch our video!

Bible Study -  with Deacon Clarke Cochran and Prof. Peter Judge.
Click "Bible Study" link to "How to Read the Bible as a Catholic" handouts and slides.

Catholic Social Teaching: We are called to reach out and to build relationships of love and justice. See the recent presentations by
Fr. John Michalowski, SJ and Deacon Clarke Cochran. 

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.

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, the lecture will be given by Joan Rosenhauer, Executive Director of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. 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. 

Charisms & Talents A workshop that blends the best of Spiritual Charisms and Strengthsfinder Talents!  Adults interested in self-discovery for a deeper focus on life opportunities, giving back with your talents, or in time of transition.

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Daily Offering Prayer

O Jesus, I come before you at the beginning of this day. I gaze at your face, I look upon your side pierced by the lance. Your wounded heart speaks to me of God’s love poured out for us. Take, Lord, and receive my heart: the words of faith that I speak, the works of justice I would do, my joys and sufferings. When I come to the Eucharistic table, gather my offerings to your own for the life of the world. At the end of the day, place me with Mary, your mother, and for her sake take me to your Heart. Amen.
By: Fr. James Devereaux, S.J.