Faith Formation at St. Peter Cathedral

SPRING/SUMMER EVENTS

LIMITLESS! - MAY 15th

An Area Wide High School Event (current grades 8-12)

God’s love is limitless! “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” John 10:10.   Limitless is the theme of this summer’s Steubenville North Youth Conference.  Registration for the conference is closed but ALL students in grades 8-12 are welcome to join us for a special event, Limitless, on May 15 at 4:30 pm.   Have you ever wondered what all those charisms and gifts of the Holy Spirit are about?  Join us to find out more about the Holy Spirit and the Steubenville conference. There will also be games, pizza, Mass, and praise & worship music with local Catholic band The Well.  Please register by Monday, May 11th if possible.  Contact Jenny Lochner for more information. 

HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP - JUNE 15th-19th 

Mission trip to Milwaukee.  This trip is led by Fr. Ryan Ford and adult chaperones.  It's an awesome opportunity to grow in union with Christ through the works of mercy ~ we stay at Casa Romero and serve in soup kitchens, shelters, Veteran's homes, emergency day-care centers, and hope also to do some work on an elderly person's house.  Cost is $175, pay what you're able, scholarships are available.  If someone wants to come, we'll make it happen. Downloadable registration form and permission slip are due to Fr. Ryan Ford, 1016 10th Ave, Menominee, MI 49858 by May 25th.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - JUNE 22-26

Father Marquette Catholic School's 2015 Vacation Bible School is on June 22-26 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the elementary campus. This year's program, SonSpark Labs, is available for all children ages four through those entering 5th grade. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Melissa Pillifant mpillifant@fathermarquette.org or Julie Smiegiel jsmigiel@fathermarquette.org. Registration forms are available at the Father Marquette School website.

TOTUS TUUS -AUGUST 2 -7, 2015! 

Totus Tuus is a week long Catholic summer program for youth entering grades 1-12 in the fall. Registration is now open.  Please click here for more information about the program and here to download the registration form.

 

School Year Programs for children and youth

It is the role of the faith formation department to assist parents in teaching their children the faith, to help prepare children and adults to receive the Sacraments, to assist those who are entering the Church or being fully initiated as Catholics through RCIA, and to provide faith formation opportunities for adults.

Our regular faith formation academic year runs from Catechetical Sunday, (Sept. 20, 2015) through mid May.  Students registered with the parish can expect to receive a faith formation packet by the first week of September. Please ensure your parish registration is complete; families will only receive information if the children, as well as the parents, are registered.   

At a child’s baptism the priest says to the parents:  “You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training him/her in the practice of the faith. . . Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?”  And the parents respond: “I do.”  The central, most important role of a parent is to raise their child in the faith, so that that child may grow “to know God, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.”  Parents accept this role in the promise they make at their child’s baptism.  And parents are the primary teachers of our children, whether those children attend Catholic school, parish religious ed., or are homeschooled. 

*All grades (1-12) will now meet following the Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Mass. After Mass, there will be time for lunch. Then, classes will follow and run 12:15—1:15 p.m.

*Most months will include one Whole Family session. These sessions will include time allotments for both whole family and small, age focused groups, helping us to grow in faith individually, as well as a family. A Knights of Columbus breakfast will be available for purchase on Whole Family Sunday morning sessions after the 10:30 Mass, (cost $7/person or $17/family). All are encouraged to attend!  

 

 

Little Church (ages 4-6) is a Gospel-based program for our youngest parishioners. It is offered during the first half of the 10:30 am Sunday Mass from October through April.  (First graders who are 6 years old are welcome to attend Little Church, but must also be enrolled in elementary faith formation classes.)

For those who are joining the Catholic Church (as adults or older children)

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

Have you ever thought about becoming Catholic?

Do you want to know more about what Catholics believe and why?

RCIA stands for “Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.”  It is the process by which adults (and older children) become Catholic.  For more infomration click on the RCIA link above.  

 

Faith formation for adults

Please see the Upcoming Events page and the bulletin for current adult faith formation opportunities. 

If you have questions about any of our faith formation programs or for information about enrollment, contact Jenny Lochner at 226-6548 x211 or at jlochner@stpetercathedral.org

 


 

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