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. Currently, the program for our Parishes here in Jennings County is held on Sunday morning at 9:00AM in St. Mary’s Parish Hall. These are joint sessions with St. Ann’s, St. Joseph’s, and St. Mary’s parishes. All fallen away Catholics, non-Catholics and practicing Catholics who want to learn more about the Catholic faith are invited to attend. For more information, contact the Parish Office.

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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Yearly 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.

Yearly Retreat

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Lenten Day of Reflection

Lenten Day of Reflection Based on the book Into His Likeness by Edward Sri. Saturday, April 6 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM at St. Mary’s Parish Center

Lenten Day of Reflection

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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

Frassati Youth Ministry is our way of giving our youth an outlet within the Church. A space where they can come and learn about the Faith and be supported in their journey and through the trials that come with adolescence. But most of all, our goal is to teach our youth how to pray and grow in their relationship with the Lord. FYM is for all youth, especially who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation in grades 8-12. If you would like to receive updates on Youth Ministry Activities, please click on the button on the other side of this card.

Frassati Youth Ministry

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Children


Vacation Bible School

VBS is a Catholic Program / Summer Camp that is hosted by your parish for 1 week in the Summer.
This year's dates:
June 17th – June 21st 2018
St. Joseph’s Parish
6:30pm – 8:30pm
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

Every Sunday after the 7:30AM Mass at St. Joseph from 8:30AM – 10:00AM in the Parish Hall.

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.

Religious Education Registration 2019-2020