Faith Formation



Pizza with the Pastor | Lenten Talks | Understanding the Scriptures | Faith Formation Speaker | Saint Packets
Faith Formation Commission
Bible Study | Adult Education/Evangelization | Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP)
Marriage Preparation | RCIA
Children’s Faith Formation | Youth Ministry

Pizza with the Pastor

Lenten Talks

For the past few years we have recorded a series of talks during Lent. The theme for 2014 is “Communion and Intimacy with Jesus”. The Psalms were the theme in 2013. See the Lenten Talks page for the videos you can view or download.

Understanding the Scriptures Podcast

There are 30 episodes (80 minutes each) from Genesis to Revelation, which you can download to your iTunes or MP3 player for free!

Carson Weber is the author of the Understanding the Scriptures Podcast. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Information Technology from Texas A&M University (2001) and his Master of Arts in Theology & Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville (2004). In the past, Carson served St. Mary Parish in Brenham, Texas as the Director of Adult Faith Formation & Evangelization. He also worked for the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology under the direction of Dr. Scott Hahn in Steubenville, Ohio. For five years, he served the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento as the Director of Evangelization, and subsequently, New Media Evangelization.

Check out the podcasts

Faith Formation Speaker

Sr. Barbara Leonhard speaks on “When God Seems Silent”.  Watch part 1 and part 2

Saint Packets


Faith Formation Commission

The Faith Formation Commission collaborates with the Coordinator of Faith Formation to oversee opportunities for life-long faith learning including but not limited to: sacramental preparation for children and adults, the Sunday Morning children’s formation program, Bible studies, parish retreats, Vacation Bible School and programs and event planned with other parishes and the deanery. The commission ideally consists of 9 members and meets 10 months out of the year, taking time off in December and July.

Bible Study

Throughout the year, we offer study series of the Bible so that parishioners can deepen their understand of God’s Word. These study series are announced throughout the year.

Adult Education / Evangelization

This ministry provides a process to renew a parishioner’s faith and to inspire them to reach out to others by sharing the gospel of Jesus. Anyone that is interested in making our parish grow by being witnesses of the gospel of Jesus is welcome to join the leadership of this ministry. The ministry is greatly interested in expanding its efforts in the coming year by continuing the small faith groups during Lent, and continuing the adult faith formation presentations on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP)

The two day weekend retreat is a weekend of reflection and sharing of spiritual and real life issues. It is a perfect way to establish a stronger bond with God and fellow parishioners. Many participants feel that the weekend was among the most powerful and positive experiences of their lives. There are two sessions, one for men and one for women.

Marriage Preparation

Marriage Preparation includes (in part) married couples who assist engaged couples as they prepare to enter into the sacramental bond of Holy Matrimony. These preparation couples are trained for this ministry. They meed quarterly or semi-annually to update and support one another.

RCIA Team

The Rite of Christian Initiation functions to educate adults (non-baptized and other Christians) about the Catholic Faith and prepare them to enter the Church if they so desire.
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RCIA Sponsors

While many candidates and catechumens choose their own sponsers, frequently members of the parish volunteer to help in this area. Sponsors act as a friend and spiritual companion for the person journeying toward full communion in the Catholic Church.

Children’s Faith Formation

The goal of our Sunday Morning Religious Education Program is to teach parish elementary and middle school students who attend public schools. We have this ministry so that we might act upon our God-given privilege and responsibility of educating parish children in the Catholic faith. Catechists (teachers) are dedicated to helping students understand their Catholic faith, prepare them for the Sacraments, and become active members of the parish community. This program runs from mid-August through May on Sundays at 10:25am.  See the Religious Education Calendar for the detailed calendar for the 2014-2015 school year. New and returning families should read the Welcome Letter from the director of religious education, and will need to print, complete, and return the religious education registration form and photo release form.

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry serves our high school students. The ministry is holistic in its approach, including religious education classes, social activities, youth Masses, service projects, Confirmation preparation, and leadership training. For more, see the Terre Haute Youth Ministry website.