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Faith Formation

MISSION STATEMENT

To teach as Jesus did means calling all Christians of every age and stage of life to fulfill their Baptismal call to holiness in family, Church and society.  Ongoing faith formation is essential to accomplish this mission.

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Saint Cecilia Religious Formation is comprised of many opportunities to begin or continue enriching your faith. They are:  K-12 Religious Formation Classes; Adult Faith Formation – Bible Study and Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA – this class is for learning more about your Catholic faith, adults who have not completed their Sacrament preparation or adults interested in joining our Catholic Faith Community); and preparation for all Sacraments.

 

FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE 2018-2019:  IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  1.  School year grades 1-5 will meet Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  2.  School year grades 6-12 will meet Wednesdays from of 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
  3.  Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
  4.  Classes will end on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
  5.  Whenever the school district has Early Dismissal on Wednesdays, there will be NO FAITH FORMATION CLASSES.  

2018-2019 Schedule

Registration form 2018

Registration letter 2018-2019

CONFIRMATION FORMATION INFORMATION

All Regular High School Faith Formation: Wednesdays as previously established 7:00   to 8:15 p.m.

Sophomore and Junior Parent meeting Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center cafeteria.

Confirmation Formation Sessions:

Sophomore and Junior Confirmation Retreat: Saturday October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 28, at 1:00 p.m.

Confirmation Schedule for Sophomores and Juniors 2018-2019 

  • Sunday, September 23, 5:00 p.m. Mass, 6:00-8:15 p.m. formation
  • Sunday, October 21, 5:00 p.m. Mass, 6:00-8:15 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday, November 25, 5:00 p.m. Mass, 6:00-8:15 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday, January 20, 5:00 p.m. Mass, 6:00-8:15 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday, February 17, 5:00 p.m. Mass, 6:00-8:15 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday, March 17, 5:00 p.m. Mass, 6:00-8:15 p.m. formation with sponsors

Freshmen Confirmation Formation Sessions:

Parent meeting for Freshmen Parents Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Confirmation Schedule for Freshmen 2018-2019 

  • Sunday, January 20, 5:00 p.m. Mass, 6:00-8:15 p.m. formation
  • Sunday, February 17, 5:00 p.m. Mass, 6:00-8:15 p.m. formation with sponsors
  • Sunday, March 17, 5:00 p.m. Mass, 6:00-8:15 p.m. formation with sponsors

ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

As the adult members of Saint Cecilia Parish, living our mission statement of proclaiming and teaching God’s word, we “must be mature in faith and be well equipped to share the Gospel…through adult faith formation, by which we consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study.” – General Directory of Catechesis

Watch for upcoming Bible studies.

CD’s available in the gathering space of our Church:  Have you ever wanted to help family members, friends, or co-workers who may be struggling with the issues of life or faith, but just didn’t know how to reach them?  Do you want to enrich your own faith life? Well, now you can. Lighthouse Catholic Media, has launched the first-ever evangelization and apologetics (explanation of faith issues) Catholic CD collection. Cost is only $3.00 per CD.  Use them as you drive; listen at home.

DVDs available:  “Footprints of God, the Story of Salvation from Abraham to St. Augustine.”  Filmed on location and hosted by Catholic author Stephen Ray, this is a Bible study and an explanation of our Catholic faith and Church history.  There are eight different DVDs with a study guide.  Topics:  Moses, Signs, Sacraments and Salvation, David and Solomon, expanding the kingdom, Jesus:  The Word Became Flesh, Mary: The Mother of God, Peter:  Keeper of the Keys, Apostolic Fathers:  Handing on the Faith, Paul:  Contending for the Faith,  and Over Holy Ground:  A Heaven’s Eye-View of the Land Where God Walked.

Books available for purchase:  “Jesus in You,” “Bible Basics for Catholics,” “Because God is Real,” Introduction to the Devout Life,” “Searching for and Maintaining Peace,” “Prayers for Beginners,” “Meet Your Spiritual Father,” “From Resentment to Forgiveness,” “Christian Meditation,” “You Can Pray,” “Interior Freedom,” and many others.  New titles added frequently.  Check them out!