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Catholic Faith Formation (All Ages)

All members of the parish are invited to participate in Catholic Faith Formation. Whether you come as an entire family, a single person, or a group of high school or middle school friends, we offer something for everyone regardless of your age or knowledge of the Catholic Faith.

Catholic Faith Formation has grown from the Family Catechesis program at SMG. We have created a schedule for this academic year that aims at fostering community and encouraging continuing faith formation for all age groups.

Our program model balances community events and formational nights so that there are opportunities for parishioners to both socialize and dive deeper into our Catholic Faith.


Wednesday Formation Nights

Wednesday nights are focused on formation and education in the Catholic faith. We will begin those evenings first with 30 minutes of Eucharistic Adoration in the church, followed by classes catered to each age group. The area of study for each week will rotate between Catechism Formation, various Catholic Topics, and Sacramental Formation.


Sunday Community Events

Sunday nights and afternoons are focused on fostering community. On the first Sunday of the month, we will have events to attend as a family or individual to get to know the other members of our parish at a more intentional level. The third Sunday of the month features a Community Lunch following the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass aimed at the same purpose as the Community Nights, but offered at a different time.


Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation for both First Holy Communion and Confirmation are integrated in our formation model and will take place at the same time as our Wednesday formation nights on the third Wednesday of the month.


Monthly Schedule 2022-2023

  Sundays Wednesdays*
1

Community Nights
More information coming soon

 

Catechism Formation
+ Family Catechesis

First Wednesday of the Month
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Catechism Formation

2  

Catholic Topics

Second Wednesday of the Month
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Catholic Topics

3

Community Lunch
All are invited to lunch sponsored by the Religious Education families

Third Sunday of the Month
After the 11 a.m. Mass

Community Lunch

Sacramental Formation
+ First Holy Communion
+ Confirmation

Third Wednesday of the Month
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Sacramental Formation

4

Open

Open

*Middle School Youth Group
Meets Every Wednesday, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

*High School Youth Group
Meets Every Wednesday, 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Youth Ministry


Interested in Helping Out?

We are looking for volunteers to help with programming on Wednesday nights. Men and women of all ages are needed. If you will be leading a small group of children, youth, or adults, we will provide you with all of the resources you need. For more information, please contact Melissa Coleman at melissa.coleman@stmariagoretti.org.

Ways to Serve

  • Small Group Leader
  • Program Assistant
  • Photographer

Other Formation Opportunities

Events & Programs

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