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Faith Formation Ministries

This index lists all the Faith Formation ministries (alphabetically) and provides a brief overview for each ministry.
This program, for adults (18 and older - out of high school), prepares the participants for receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes meet for 8 weeks in the spring.
Join us as we explore topics such as Mary, Eucharist & Liturgy, Peter & Paul, etc. Sessions are on Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings, or Friday mornings. Registration is required.
These sessions prepare families with infants and children for the Sacrament of Baptism. Families with infants through age 3 contact the Parish Office. Families with children age 4-13 contact the Director of Faith Formation.
Gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and explore its wonderful mysteries. Classes are scheduled 3 times a year. Sessions are on Monday evenings, Wednesday evenings, or Friday mornings. Registration is required.
This program is designed to prepare the young people of our community to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. It begins in 8th grade. Classes meet monthly on Sundays. Confirmation takes place in the fall of sophomore year.

Grandparent's Prayer Group

This prayer group meets on Tuesdays at 8:30am, after the 8:00am Mass
A 4 day retreat for High School Juniors and Seniors. Students get away from life's distraction and learn more about themselves, their faith, and God.
These sessions prepare engaged couples for the Sacrament of Marriage. Information on this program will be given to you as you begin your meetings with a priest or deacon regarding your wedding.
OPTIONS is the Youth Ministry program for students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. It was formed in 1998 as a way to involve the middle school students in the life of the Parish and in Youth Ministry. It includes many "options" for participation, hence the name.
We meet every Thursday evening to review the upcoming Gospel, socialize and plan events. Drop in!
Teens express their faith to younger children through puppet shows (grades 6th-12th).
The Children's Religious Education program is offered for children who are in kindergarten through seventh grade. Sacramental Prep is a two year process typically beginning in first grade. The sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist are then celebrated in second grade. The religious education program offered for middle school students is designed to fit the interests and schedules of those students.
Retreats can be defined in the most simplest of terms as a definite time spent away from one's normal life for the purpose of reconnecting, usually in prayer, with God. Join us at one of our several retreats. Retreats are offered on alternate years during Advent and Lent. These retreats are presented on a Saturday, usually from 10:00 to 3:30 pm.
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Are you an adult Catholic wishing to receive the Sacraments of First Communion and/or Confirmation? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a program that will answer your questions and help you join the Catholic faith. Saint Edna's Inquiry on Catholic Christianity meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm.
This religious education program is offered for children with developmental disabilities (ages 6-10) and is designed to fit the special needs of those students. The program meets monthly on Saturday mornings.
For one week during the summer, teens and their chaperones travel to serve the marginalized. We work hard, pray fervently, make new friends, and get a better vision of the global church by this experience.

Transformations Scripture Sharing

This discussion group meets on Tuesday mornings to discuss the upcoming Sunday readings. Join us!
This religious education program is offered for children in grades 1st-6th and helps them explore the bible in an age appropriate manner. It meets for one week during the summer and registration takes place in early spring. Adults and students that are in grades 7th- 12th can volunteer as crew leaders and a variety of positions.