The mission of the Lifelong Formation & Education Committee is to facilitate communications and guidance between the Lifelong Formation & Education subcommittees and the members of the Parish and Parish Council.
Catechist-CRE (Christian Religious Education)
This ministry provides assistance in teaching Catholic religious education to those children not attending parochial school. Holy Family participates in the Inter-Parish Family Faith Formation program (IFFF). This Religious Faith Formation program is a collaborative effort among eight parishes in our region and is intended for students in grades kindergarten through eight who are not attending a parish school. Ours is a family-based program where weekly lessons are completed at home, with a monthly large group family event held at Saint Agnes or another participating parish . The monthly family event includes: prayer, family shared light meal, check in lesson overview with children and parent enrichment. The monthly session ends with a seasonal/liturgical activity for all families. Families are invited and encouraged to participate in various outreach opportunities throughout the year as well. The IFFF is planned and facilitated by a team of certified, ambitious, and faith-filled catechists . Sacramental preparation for Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Confirmation is offered for all registered families . IFFF runs August through May.
Catechist-RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation-Children)
RCIC is the process by which a child is taught (catechized) and welcomed into the Church as a full member. The goal is to bring children of catechetical age (7+) into full Communion with the Church. RCIC is held as needed to work with your schedule. Contact the parish office for more information.
Infant Baptism Preparation Couples
Couples help with the instruction of parents and godparents of children being presented for Baptism. Two sessions are held and include a rehearsal.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)RCIA is the process through which adults are fully initiated into the Catholic faith community. These adults are prepared to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and/or Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. RCIA is held as needed to work with your schedule. Contact the parish office for more information.
Vacation Bible School Volunteer
Organize and help carry out this summer program for children. Areas include: story telling, arts & crafts, games, refreshments, musicians, song leaders & prayer leaders.