FAITH FORMATION

Learning lets us grow to our full potential

 

Welcome to Religious Education – an integral part of our Family Faith Formation Program!

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 At our parish, each family is encouraged to develop personal relationship with Christ in the home and through our community of faith. In Religious Education, young people can come for time with their peers to join in a community that leads them towards Christ while also providing guidance from our tradition on how to navigate belief in our modern society. Though these hours together are precious, the time spent together at home is even more important – it is there that children learn true spiritual practice, personal ethics, and how to be in relationship with God. We look to engage students and their families in ways that helps them to be in deeper communion with each other, with the world, and ultimately with God.

Our Religious Education classes take place on Sunday mornings from 9 AM – 10:15 AM in the Parish Center and are broken up by grade.

A number of times throughout the year, parents and siblings will be invited to join in and are encouraged to come as part of our Family Gatherings when the whole community comes together for prayer, fellowship, reflection, and fun!

As always, we are sincerely seeking more assistance for our Religious Education program. If you feel as though you could volunteer some of your time helping out in some of our classrooms or with other events throughout the year, we would love for you to join our team! Training and formation are provided as needed, so please do not let nervousness be a stumbling stone to reaching out. As many of our catechists will attest, serving in the program is a wonderfully rewarding experience!

GROWING IN FAITH WITH THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION (RCIA)

 

  • Have you been worshiping with us, but never officially took the step to become Catholic?

  • Have you been away from the church and have now returned, but want to know more?

  • Have you been a Catholic all your life, but never celebrated all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist?)

  • Have you joined us from a different background and would now like to find out more about the Catholic Church?

If any of the above questions apply to you, we would love to help you in your journey. Or, if you know of anyone who could answer YES to any of the above questions, perhaps you could extend an invitation to them!

In recent years, there has been a great increase in the number of adults who are joining the Catholic Church. RCIA is a program designed to help non-Catholics and non-practicing Catholics learn more about the Catholic faith through a series of classes, discussions, prayer times and ceremonies. This program helps people grow in faith and knowledge of God, and develop a deeper relationship with God as they consider becoming Catholic.

If you are not yet sure whether you want to become Catholic, you are still welcome to participate as you make your decision. There is no obligation to join the Catholic Church and regardless of your decision you are always welcome here at St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish.

To find out how you may participate in the RCIA process, please contact Sr. Nancy Citro at (617) 242-4664 or [email protected]
We look forward to welcoming you!