Cross On Mountain

Faith Formation

Becoming Catholic is one of life’s most profound and joyous experiences.

Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are infants, and, over time, they recognize the enormous grace that has been bestowed on them. Others enter the Catholic fold when they are older children or adults.

We believe that growth in faith is a lifelong journey, undertaken in community and guided by the Spirit. ​Most of us use words like Religious Education, CCD or Catechism classes to describe faith formation and often only think of faith formation in terms of children’s religious education and sacramental preparation.

However, our Catholic Faith Formation is more than children’s religious education. And it is more than just the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation). It includes all aspects of our growth in faith, from parent baptismal preparation through adult education and Scripture Study.

We also believe that the family is the primary community in which faith is shared and nurtured. Thus the entire Church community, beginning at the parish level, puts itself at the service of the family to help form Catholics.

​Our growth in faith is not exclusively about gaining knowledge about our doctrine and faith traditions; ​it is also about our being formed in Christ. Therefore, we continue to focus on “total parish catechesis” (faith formation), which is intended to support the family and this parish community.

Thus, our Faith Formation programs include

  • Children's Religious Education/Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)
  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
  • RCIA Adapted for Children
  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
  • Holy Angels Preschool
  • St. Isidore Catholic School
  • Baptism Preparation
  • Catholics Come Home
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Prayer Groups
  • Scriptural Studies Groups
  • and more!