Through Faith Formation, we encounter Christ as we explore our faith and learn more about the Church.
PreK-K Children's Liturgy of the Word- This program gives our young children ages 4-5 the opportunity to appreciate the Gospel message and participate in the mass celebration at their developmental level. We provide students a basic liturgical understanding of the mass and engage them in activities pertaining to the Gospel reading for that Sunday. This group is released to meet during the 9:00a.m and 11:00a.m.masses right before the first reading and return to the church during the offertory.
Grades 1-8 - This group meets each Wednesday evening from 6-7pm. The young people build upon their faith foundation each year with the goal of increased insight into their faith. We are very fortunate to offer sacramental preparation to not only our second grade class but also older children who have that need. Whether through gatherings as a group or individual classes, they participate in special projects and activities throughout the year and are given opportunities to grow in their faith.
Grades 9-12- Our High School parishioners will meet periodically on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 - 8:30pm and on Sunday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Our high school program is focused on both learning and living our faith. The program includes service, study, sacramental, and social elements.
Adult Education- Adult parishioners can participate in these seasonal meetings on various topics. Check the bulletin for current class offerings.
RCIA- Starting each Fall, there are regular Monday evening sessions for those who would like to know more about the Catholic Church and its teachings. The sessions are free and imply no commitment on your part to join the Catholic Church. These sessions are opportunities for you, and others that you may wish to invite, to ask any questions you may have about Jesus Christ and the Church. These gatherings are open to people who are not baptized, as well as those who are baptized Christians from Protestant backgrounds, or baptized Catholics who have not received their First Communion and/or Confirmation. How can you help? Be a sponsor, join the team, and pray for the candidates and catechumens.
Baptism Preparation- This class is available for those families preparing a child for Baptism. This is set up to help us better understand the sacrament of Baptism, and how it is celebrated at our parish.
Sacramental Preparation- This is available for parishioners in grades 3- 12 who have not yet received all of their sacraments. We work with these parishioners to prepare them to receive Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Communion! Contact the parish office for more information (865-689-7011).
VBS- A half a day for one week during the summer, our kindergarten thru fifth graders come together to explore their faith. Using crafts, science projects, bible stories games and music, they learn more about our faith. There are many opportunities to volunteer your time even for an hour to help with the activities of the week! So come and join us for a week of excitement!
If you are interested in our Faith Formation Programs, please contact the office (865-689-7011).