The task of formation of the lay faithful, whether viewed as a responsibility of the individual or as a ministry of the community for its members, is considered critical for the development of "a living, explicit, and fruitful confession of faith" (General Directory for Catechesis, 82).
Various Bible study and Adult Faith Formation groups meet throughout the year. New members are welcome to join any time.
For current Faith Formation opportunities, click here.
Christian Initiation of Adults is a process by which individuals who have reached the age of reason (usually age seven years or older) prepare to receive Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, in the Roman Catholic tradition. Christian Initiation is for the unbaptized, individuals from another Christian tradition, or for Catholics who have not received the sacraments of Confirmation and/or Eucharist.
During the process we explore the Catholic tradition, provide opportunities for spiritual growth, engage participants in the community life of the parish, and help those seeking to enter the church to form a relationship with a sponsor. Your journey may begin at any time; Christian Initiation is an ongoing, year-round program of inquiry and catechesis, with Confirmation throughout the year and Baptism at the Easter Vigil. Catechetical sessions are at St. James, with baby-sitting available for participants.
Our Newly Initiated Welcomed into the Church at Easter Vigil 2019