CHRISTIAN FORMATION/EVANGELIZATION (26)
The Christian Formation/Evangelization Commission is responsible for the development, promotion and evaluation of religious education programs. While it addresses the continuing Catholic Christian education of all members of the parish, its particular emphasis is adult faith formation. It also implements the Bishops’ Plan for Evangelization by raising awareness of Jesus as the center of our lives and our parish, providing opportunities for our own spiritual growth and for reaching out to welcome others. The Commission works in collaboration with the Director of Faith Formation. The Commission meets an average of 8-10 times yearly, scheduled around the planning of faith development programs.
Ministers of Prayer (28)
These parishioners pray for the needs of individual parish families, the parish, the Church, and the world. They receive a monthly letter indicating the specific needs for which they offer prayer.
Baptism Preparation (30)
Parishioners who are planning to have a child baptized attend a special class held at the parish.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) (31)
This process prepares adults for sacramental initiation into the Church. Sponsors are needed to accompany the candidates for the sessions and make them “at home.” Parishioners are invited to joint the RCIA team or to serve a few times during the year as Prayer Leaders and Refreshments/Hospitality persons.