Faith Formation

 

Faith Formation classes for Grades 1-7 meet each Sunday from 10:15-11:15 AM.  Our catechists use Gospel Weeklies to help the children understand the teachings of Jesus as presented in the Gospels each week. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is taught  using "What the Church Believes and Teaches", companion to the Gospel Weeklies series.
Our sacramental preparation program for Reconciliation and Eucharist is a two-year program, beginning in grade 1. We use the Encounter With Christ program, with half of the material presented in the first year, and the rest of the material presented in the second year of preparation. 
Youth in grades 8-12 who are preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation use the Chosen program and are required to attend two years of preparation. Confirmation preparation classes also meet from 10:15-11:15 AM each Sunday.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation) adapted for children: We welcome any child who is interested in becoming Catholic! Our sessions are held on Sundays from 10:15-11:15 AM. Sessions are offered for children in 1st-5th grade and for youth in 6th-12th grade. Children who have been baptized, but have not received any other sacraments are welcome to attend Special Sacraments sessions along with those preparing to join the Catholic church.
For more information please contact Michele Bui, Faith Formation and Family Life Coordinator at familylife@stleo.com or 304-229-8945.

RCIA (adults): We welcome any adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or who are interested in becoming Catholic! Sessions are held each Sunday from 10:15-11:15 AM in the Conference Room. Please contact Deacon Brian Crim at deaconbrian@stleo.com or 304-229-8945 for more information.

 

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