FAITH FORMATION COMMISSION
The Faith Formation Commission is a consultative body which works to develop and provide faith enriching opportunities for all parishioners; adults, elderly, young adults, adolescents, children of catechetical age, early childhood, family, persons with disabilities and the marginalized. It is the responsibility of this commission to support the teaching mission of the church which includes the six tasks of catechesis;
- Promotion of knowledge of the faith
- Liturgical education
- Moral formation
- Teaching to pray
- Education for community life
- Missionary initiation
Wine & Wisdom- This adult education speaker series is offered the first Thursday in October, December, February and March. Appetizers and beverages are served 6:30-7:00 PM followed by a featured presenter and topic until 8:00 PM. There is no fee or preregistration to attend.
Advent Quiet and Preparation – Participate in Advent offerings that help us take time to listen, reflect and pray the Scriptures of this liturgical season.
Lenten Evening Prayer & Soup Supper- During Lent, on Tuesday evenings at 5:30, Vespers or the Evening Prayer of the Church is led in the Church. At 6:00, following this prayerful, reflective end to the day, everyone shares in a light supper and social time.
Catholic Scripture Study & Reflection Group- Join others for a 6 week diocesan approved study of various books of Scripture. This is offered before Advent and also during Lent. No previous experience needed, only an openness to read and reflect with other adults.
Parish Renewals – Attend events designed to renew both individuals and our parish faith community through prayer, song and reflection. Look to bulletins, website, email Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office, 393-4445 for detailed information.
Marriage Preparation Team – This team includes married couples who help present the once-a-year workshop for engaged couples. All materials are provided and the team facilitates the day, which is on a Sunday in November, beginning at Noon and ending at 6:00 PM.
Resource Center- Become part of team of parishioners who select, categorize and display print and media materials. The Resource Center is located to the left of the hallway outside Pius Hall.
Adults are fully initiated into the Catholic Church through a process of prayer, study and liturgical rites. Candidates for Initiation include the unbaptized, those baptized in other Christian traditions and baptized Catholics who have not received first Eucharist and/or Confirmation. The process of initiation is at heart a journey of faith which culminates in the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist. A St. Pius parish companion accompanies each candidate on their journey of faith. Godparents and confirmation sponsors are chosen by the candidates. Initiation sessions begin in September and are held weekly. If you are interested, contact Anthony Lavorata at 393-4445.
YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY
This ministry is offered for married and single people ages 19-35. Fun and faith opportunities are designed for parishioners. Watch the bulletin or check our website for the latest offerings.
Faith formation for children and youth are primarily coordinated by St. Pius X School, Religious Education and Youth Ministry.