Faith Formation at St. Peter Cathedral
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.
Programs for children and youth
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.)
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
Several scholarships are available through our parish and diocese.
*Maximillian Kolbe Newcomb Pro-Life Scholarship annual $1000 scholarship awarded for pro-life activites. Applicants must be seniors graduating from high school (home school graduates are elibible) in the current school year and have applied to a college or a vocational school and then be accepted and enrolled by May 1, 1015. Students are eligible if they are active members of St. Peter Cathedral parish. Applications are due on April 3, 2015. Applications are available at the church office or by downloading here, and criteria specifics are available here.
*Franz Menze and Mildred Johnson Menze Scholarship. Applications are due April 1, 2015 and are available at the parish office and by downloading here. Scholarship criteria is available here.
*The Werner Scholarship is available to graduates of Father Marquette Grade School students who are pursuing a college education. Applications are available at the parish or by downloading here.
*The Bibianne Besette Scholarship is available via the Diocese of Marquette Website http://www.dioceseofmarquette.org/bbscholarshiplink and are due no later than March 15, 2015.
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 email@example.com