- PARISH FAITH FORMATION
- Faith Formation for Children & Youth
The parish faith formation program (PFF) at St. Patrick’s serves all youth from preschool to 12th grade. PFF entails learning the truths of the Faith through interaction with Sacred Scripture and Tradition, fostering familiarity with the Church’s devotional practices, and nurturing a close personal union with Christ through the Sacraments of his Church.
Classes are held from 8:45-9:45 on Sunday mornings during the academic year.
Children in grades K-8 use the “Spirit of Truth” curriculum from Sophia Press. High school students study Theology of the Body using “YOU” from Ascension Press, and also use the YDisciple program made available through www.formed.org.
First Holy Communion typically occurs in the second grade. Confirmation will be celebrated in the 2018/19 school year for all students in grades 7-10; afterward, it will be every other year for students in grades 7 and 8.
Registration occurs in late summer. To obtain registration forms, to volunteer as a catechist, or for more information, please contact Ashley Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-592-1656.
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
RCIA is the Church’s process of initiating adult members into the Catholic Faith. It involves the teaching of the Sacred Scriptures, prayer, catechesis on Catholic doctrine, growth in community, and an emphasis on developing one’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ. RCIA is required for all non-baptized as well as baptized non-Catholic Christians who seek full communion into the Catholic Church.
Classes are held in the RCIA room of the parish offices from 6:30-8:00 on Tuesday evenings. RCIA begins in the fall and reaches its culmination with the reception of the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil.
To register, or for more information, please contact Ashley Roberts at email@example.com or 937-592-1656.