The terms "Faith Formation" and Evangelization are synonymous. Evangelization is a life-long process which is nurtured through prayer, teaching, service, Scripture and the Sacraments.
Evangelization starts with a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. It is our ongoing response to the presence of God in our lives and our efforts to share that Good News with others. All baptized persons are called and empowered to both live their faith and to seek ways to share it with others. Our three Faith Formation committees are tasked with providing the pastor and program leaders needed feedback by way of knowing, evaluating, and coordinating the particular ways that, as a parish, we seek to evangelize adults, children, and youth. While all of these are important, the effectiveness of our ministry to youth and children hinges on the faith formation of adults. Faith, weak or strong, is formed first and foremost in the home. Unless parents seek to make the all important connection between what we do at Church and how we live at home, many children will grow up to conclude that "religious practice" is something to be imposed on kids but optional for grownups.
Margaret Hochla is the program coordinator for our faith formation programs for adults.
Adult Faith Formation Committee
Meeting: Third Monday of the Month, Room 4 at 6pm
Brooke Beasley and Dina Jones-Griggs are the program coordinators for our faith formation programs for youth.
Youth Faith Formation
Meeting: As Announced
Tomasita Tran is the program coordinator for our faith formation programs for children.
Children's Faith Formation Committee
Meetings: As Announced