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Faith Formation

Faith Formation

Catechesis is a responsibility of the entire Christian community. This is should not be the work of catechists and priests alone, but of the whole community of the faithful. The Christian community follows the development of catechetical processes, for children, young people and adults, as a duty that involves and binds it directly. (GDC 220) A fully Christian community can exist only when a systematic catechesis of all its members takes place and when an effective and well developed catechesis of adults is regarded as the central task of the catechetical enterprise.” (ACCC, no. 25).

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES

Church of St. Mary offers classes to youth from the age of 3– high school.  Our schedule is typically 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 9:30 –11:30, which includes prayer time, snack, classes and various group activities.  Our youth also ministers periodically at youth mass as well as participating in various community service projects.  You may register anytime by calling the office or emailing the DRE or office.  The Faith and Life Series from Ignatius Press is the main source of  instruction.  For  more information contact Norma Schwirtz(DRE/DYM) at nschwirtz@rockforddiocese.org or 815-238-2317 or during office hours on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm.

ADULT FORMATION

Formed: an online adult faith formation with videos, catechesis and downloadable books.