ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Ms. Jean Revil was hired in the beginning of 2016 to be the director of Adult Faith Formation for both St. Joseph's and St. Michael's parishes. Jean has been involved in education for over thirty years and brings with her a great love for the Lord Jesus and a great deal of experience in explaining the Catholic Faith to adults.
Learning about our faith does not end with the Sacrament of Confirmation, but is a life long endeavor, because it isn't just learning about a particular subject, but about the person of Jesus Christ and growing in our relationship with Him.
Throughout the year, a number of different opportunities to grow in our faith will be offered. In particular, during the holy seasons of Advent and Lent, mini-series on related topics will be offered.
Bible Study is offered weekly on Tuesday mornings following the 9am Mass and again in the evening following Benediction at 7pm. Bible Study takes place in the parish hall.
Catechist Training: Anyone who has been confirmed and is interested in teaching the faith to our young ones should speak with Fr. Jay or Lisa Ouellette. Jean will be offering workshops to better prepare our catechists. Any adult is welcome to participate, even if they are not currently a catechist.
On-going formation for parents: Parents are the primary educators of their children. As a parish, we seek to assist parents in living out their faith and passing it on to their children. Each year, Jean will offer a presentation for parents in each grade level so they are more aware of what their children are learning that year.
RCIA: "The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults" is a program of faith formation for adults who did not receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation as children. This program begins in the Fall and meets once a week until Easter. If you have not received your sacraments or know of someone who hasn't and would like to, please contact Jean or the parish office for more information.