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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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 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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Women’s Welcome Retreat

Matthew Kelly with Dynamic Catholic absorbed the Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) program. They updated the materials for the program and renamed the updated version “Welcome.” The Welcome retreat is open to all adult women and stresses a clear focus on the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ. It emphasizes continued growth in Christian life in our daily contacts with others. The weekend offers an excellent opportunity to meet other people in our parish. If you are interested, brochures/registration are available in the back of all the churches or at the Parish Office.

Women’s Welcome Retreat

Women’s Welcome Retreat
April 27-28, 2019 at St. Mary’s Parish Center
Please contact the Parish Office for more information or to register.

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Lenten Series

Our Lenten series will be based on the Liturgy Documents of the Second Vatican Council. This series will take place on Tuesday evenings of Lent, beginning with Mass at 6:00PM at St. Mary’s Church. Soup Supper at 6:30PM in St. Mary’s Parish Center and talk to follow beginning at 7:15PM.

Dates: March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, and April 9

Lenten 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

Every Wednesday night from 6:30PM – 9:00PM after the 6:00PM Mass at St. Ann’s in the Frassati Youth House. The High School Youth Group will meet for fellowship, food, fun and prayer. All High Schoolers are welcome!
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NCYC

November 21-23
Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium


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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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.