Faith Formation Classes

Youth Faith Formation

Faith Formation classes for children, grades Pre-K through 8, are held September through May and follow a lectionary-based curriculum. This means that each session is based on the Sunday readings, which directly link the children to the liturgical life of the parish.

There are two possible ways to participate in the program:

  1. Traditional classroom sessions are held on Sunday mornings, from 10:10-11:10 AM.
  2. Home Study is offered for those who prefer a more flexible schedule. The same curriculum is used and instruction is provided by parents, with support from parish staff and catechists.

Resources containing ideas for family activities and discussion are provided for each household. This helps families establish traditions by which they celebrate various seasons and holy days throughout the church year.

Contact

Deacon Mike Baxter, Director of Faith Formation: mbaxter@sij.org
(410) 665-2561


Adult Faith Formation

The Evangelization Ministries reach out beyond the church walls to the community, sharing the Good News and inviting those who seek a faith home. Evangelization is the responsibility of every baptized Catholic. It is the way in which the saving words and works of the Lord Jesus are shared with people everywhere. This ministry strives to help everyone grow in faith, hope, and love by reaching out, both those who are members of the Church and to those who do not yet know the Lord or who no longer practice their faith.

We strive to make the parish visible in the community and work with all parish ministries to reach out in charity to those with whom they connect.

The Evangelization Ministry provides a variety of opportunities through which adults are invited, encouraged, and enabled to enrich their faith. These include Adult Faith Formation opportunities (workshops and talks); Small Faith-Sharing Groups; a Lenten Mission; ; greeters at weekend Masses; reaching out to new parishioners in welcome; and more.

Contact

Deacon Mike Baxter, Director of Faith Formation: mbaxter@sij.org
(410) 665-2561