The Faith Formation Council is a resource that seeks opportunities necessary to nurture all parishioners to a mature faith that is rooted in prayer, service and community. The Council will advise on policy and programs that will enable a living, conscious and active faith in Jesus Christ. We will assist in the coordination, collaboration, leadership development and implementation of these policies and programs consistent with all Archdiocesan Policies.
The Faith Formation Council meets once a month. We are currently accepting nominations for new council members to serve a three year term. If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about the Faith Formation Council, please email Lisa Jones.
Long Term Goals of Faith Formation Council
As a Person - To enable each individual to nourish his/her own personal relationship with God and the Church through prayer, study, Sacred Scripture, and frequent participation in the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation.
As a Church - To encourage parishioners of all ages to grow toward full and active participation in the life and mission of the Church.
Of Doctrine - To offer opportunities of formation to instruct and renew all parishioners in the fundamental values and doctrines of our faith.
As a Disciple - To help each person develop through prayer, study, and participation in the liturgical and active life of the Church, a response to their Baptismal call to make the Kingdom of God present here and now in the world.
Specific Working Goals of the Faith Formation Council through 2017
Develop catechetical training and provide catechetical resources for our Catechists teaching children, teens, adults and Sacramental prep.
Cultivate online educational opportunities and resources for adult faith formation and make available on our website for parishioners.
Develop a young adult group to encourage faith formation and fellowship.
Foster relationships with the teens and create an environment and space within the parish where teens feel comfortable and have a sense of belonging.
Develop a welcoming atmosphere with intentional outreach, mass aides, and informational programs teaching the basics of the Catholic faith for those interested in coming home to the Church or wanting to grow in their faith.