Initiation & Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation – Adult faith formation sessions, planned throughout the year, provide adults an opportunity to grow in knowledge and practice of the faith. Parishioners are encouraged to seek spiritual growth through educational programs and parish involvement.


Parish Religious Education Program – Catechesis is provided by volunteer catechists for parish children who attend public schools. Catechists follow the guidelines set by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Training and other formation opportunities are available for classroom catechists. Classroom Aides and general clerical help are also needed. The parish religious education program meets on Tuesdays from September through May for two different sessions: 4:30-5:45PM (Grades K – 3) and 6:45-8:00PM (Grades 3-6).

GAP– A Catholic youth group open to girls and boys in grades 6 through 12. The group combines spiritual formation, prayer and apostolic work in seeking to build friendship and community. GAP meets weekly during the school year on Friday evenings (except the first Friday of the month) from 6:30- 8:00PM in Conway and Ward Halls. Each meeting is followed by a Eucharistic Holy Hour from 8:00-9:00PM in Church.

Evangelization Team – Evangelization means bringing the Good News of Jesus into every human situation and seeking to convert individuals and society by the divine power of the Gospel itself (Go and Make Disciples, #10) The parish team assists the parish in discovering ways to deepen the faith, share the faith and invite others to faith,. Members act as a catalyst for evangelization to happen in the parish. They work to raise awareness within the congregation of their role in evangelization.

RCIA– The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which adults are fully initiated into the Roman Catholic Church. It serves as a spiritual and formational welcoming process for adults who have not been baptized or have been baptized in another faith tradition. Those who have been baptized in the Catholic Church but have not been catechized or completely initiated may also inquire at the rectory. Interested parishioners are invited to become RCIA team members or sponsors.

Scripture Study Group – An opportunity for parishioners to study specific books of the Bible using scripture aides, visual technology and personal sharing. This group meets in the rectory on Wednesday mornings from 9:30-11:00AM.


Faith Sharing – Small groups gather during Lent and sometimes throughout the year in private homes or in parish conference rooms. The coming Sunday readings or spiritual books are the focus of the weekly/monthly meetings.