FAITH FORMATION

RCIA


The Rite of Christian Initiation – R.C.I.A. – is primarily a journey of faith. It is a restoration of the ancient practice of initiation in the church. It is focused on conversion, whereby the candidates (individuals interested in becoming Roman Catholic) enter into an extended period of intellectual formation and life conversion through prayer, study and reflection upon the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ. It is a communal journey in which the local church community welcomes the new members in the parish community. The RCIA is not a program but a sacramental process in which candidates are fully initiated into One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic faith. The program has begun at St. Joseph’s Hall on Thursday nights beginning at 6:30pm. These are joint sessions with St. Ann’s and St. Joseph’s parishes. All fallen away Catholics, non-Catholics and practicing Catholics who want to learn more about the Catholic faith are invited.

ADULT

Parish Mission

A mission is an opportunity for a parish to experience in a heightened and intense way spiritual services, sermons, and sacraments focusing on the major themes of our faith.

Parish Mission

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Women's CHRP

Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP) is a copyrighted parish renewal process that has existed since 1969 and has been recommended by the renewal office of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Women's CHRP

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Fall Retreat

A retreat refreshes and revitalizes, gives the opportunity for more time spent in prayer and contemplation, and rekindles and deepens one’s relationship with God. One may take this opportunity to more clearly hear God’s call and to seek God’s healing grace and thereby attain a degree of spiritual renewal.

Fall Retreat

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Lenten Series

Free talks or lectures given at the parish to strengthen our faith, community and knowledge during the Lenten Season. More information on these series will be available in the bulletin.

Lenten Series

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Special Series

Information on the Special Series is unavailable at the moment. Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

Special Series

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YOUNG ADULT

Ages (18-35)

Young Adult Ministry

The Young Adult Ministry's mission is to build a community of faithful young Catholics to help each other grow one with Christ.

Young Adult Ministry

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Youth Ministry

Frassati Youth Ministry High School Retreat

FOR: 9th through 12 graders
WHEN: March 24th – March 26th, 2017
WHERE: Higher Ground Retreat Center
COST: $25
PERMISSION SLIPS: Are available in the back of
all three parishes and must be
turned in by March 17th.
You will depart from St. Mary’s on Friday, March 24th at 5:00 pm and return around 3pm on Sunday, March 26th. Transportation will be provided to and from the retreat.

Frassati Youth Ministry High School Retreat

FOR: 9th through 12 graders
WHEN: March 24th – March 26th, 2017
WHERE: Higher Ground Retreat Center
COST: $25
PERMISSION SLIPS: Are available in the back of
all three parishes and must be
turned in by March 17th.
You will depart from St. Mary’s on Friday, March 24th at 5:00 pm and return around 3pm on Sunday, March 26th. Transportation will be provided to and from the retreat.

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PILGRIMAGE TO ROME – December 27, 2017 through January 4, 2018

Youth Ministry Rome Pilgrimage Information Meeting
Thursday, February 23 ~ 6pm
FOR: If any Youth grades 9th through college interested in going on this pilgrimage and their parents
WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd
TIME: 6:00 pm
WHERE: St. Mary’s Parish Center.

PILGRIMAGE TO ROME – December 27, 2017 through January 4, 2018

Youth Ministry Rome Pilgrimage Information Meeting
Thursday, February 23 ~ 6pm
FOR: If any Youth grades 9th through college interested in going on this pilgrimage and their parents
WHEN: Thursday, February 23rd
TIME: 6:00 pm
WHERE: St. Mary’s Parish Center.

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Frassati Youth Ministry

Each month on the first Saturday after 5pm Mass at St. Mary’s, the High School Youth group will meet for fellowship, food, fun and prayer. Each night will end with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the opportunity for the sacrament of Reconciliation. All High Schoolers are welcome!

Frassati Youth Ministry

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NCYC

The National Catholic Youth Conference offers high school students and their adult chaperones multiple opportunities to interact and learn more about our Catholic faith. From general sessions to workshops to occasions to be of service and participate in the sacraments to the chance to dance or play basketball, NCYC attempts to engage the head, heart, and hands of all participants.

NCYC

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Steubenville Youth Conference

The Steubenville conferences are an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and are co-sponsored by local bishops, youth organizations, and diocesan offices to create a one-of-a-kind weekend immersion into the Catholic faith for teens.

Steubenville Youth Conference

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YDisciple

Y-Disciple is an opportunity for teens (9th-12th grade) to form small faith sharing groups, led by two Parent / Adult mentors. Groups of 6-8 young men, or young women meet regularly with their mentors, to develop a community of support, as they learn more, and begin to share their faith with one another.


Children


Vacation Bible School

VBS is a Catholic Program / Summer Camp that is hosted by your parish for 1 week in the Summer. VBS programs are specially designed to lead elementary school children closer to Jesus and to help them learn more about the treasures of our Catholic Faith. VBS stands for Vacation Bible School.

Vacation Bible School

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Religious Education

The K-8 Religious Education Program strives to catechize our children through sharing the basic elements of the Catholic faith and preparation for the reception of Sacraments. This is done in a classroom setting using a variety of teaching techniques. A student that is catechized throughout their elementary school years should finish 8th grade knowledgeable about the following areas: Traditions and history of the Catholic Church; key stories of Scripture; Catholic morality; Prayer; and the Sacramental life of the Catholic Church.
All youth (K-12th grade) are required to be part of religious education. It is the obligation of parents to insure their child’s participation. On the day of a child’s baptism, each parent promised God and the Church they would bring the child up according to the law of Christ and His Church- This MUST be fulfilled.  JUMP START – our Sunday School program has begun for children ages 3 through 7th grade. Contact our Coordinator, Claudia Slabaugh, with any questions.