Growing in God’s love for a lifetime. Faith Formation: it’s not just for children.
“Catechesis is an education in the faith of children, young people, and adults.”
- CCC Prologue 5
We have several options for youth faith formation and many opportunities for adults to continue growing in faith. Strengthening our faith throughout our life is our answer to God’s call.
Youth Faith Formation
Registration information for all of the Youth Faith Formation options is mailed in May.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The atrium is a community in which children and adults live together a religious experience which facilitates participation in the wider community of the family, the church and other social spheres.
The atrium is a place of prayer, in which work and study spontaneously become meditation, contemplation and prayer.
The atrium is a place in which the only Teacher is Christ; both children and adults place themselves in a listening stance before his Word and seek to penetrate the mystery of the liturgical celebration.
Sunday Faith Formation
Youth at Holy Sepulcher attend sessions on Sunday mornings at 9:10 a.m. or 11:40 a.m. These sessions begin in September and end in May. Part of this study is preparation for the sacraments.
Family Youth Formation
Some parents may decide due to schedules or personal preference to home school their children. Home schooling families are asked to attend several meetings a year to answer questions and allow for service opportunities.
Adult Faith Formation
“Faith seeks understanding: it is intrinsic to faith that a believer desires to know better the One in whom he has put his faith and to understand better what He has revealed; a more penetrating knowledge will in turn call forth a greater faith, increasingly set afire by love. The grace of faith opens “the eyes of your hearts” to a lively understanding of the contents of revelation: that is, of the totality of God’s plan and the mysteries of faith, of their connection with each other and with Christ, the center of the revealed mystery.” - CCC 158
Advent and Lenten programs, along with periodic Bible study and other studies, are available for adults. Find out more about adult faith formation activities happening at Holy Sepulcher.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call the Faith Formation Office at 724-586-7276 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.