Faith Formation Commission
Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17
Faith Formation Commission
Joyce Andrejack, Chairman
Arsenio Alzona, Peggy Riccardo, Jill Placey, Shingai Chigwedere and Judy and Don Knox
The mission of the Faith Formation Commission is to provide opportunities for life-long learning and outreach in our community and the greater faith community in order to more fully participate in the Sacraments.
The ministries within the Faith Formation Commission are described as follows:
Adult Spiritual Formation: The mission of this ministry is to promote growth in the understanding and practice of the Catholic faith; present material that merges faith with daily life; promote formation and information opportunities in the Parish and in our local area.
Baptismal Preparation: Parishioners involved in this ministry will help to: educate, inform and support parents or guardians seeking Baptism for their child(ren); to prepare and welcome the child to the Parish family; and to welcome parents to their new role.
Bible Study: Parish Bible Study is a gathering of adults who are interested in gaining and sharing a better understanding of Scriptures using approved study guides and the Bible. These provide basic material at an understandable Catholic level. These materials give us historical and current perspectives of the books of the Bible. The Parish Bible Study is appropriate for the novice.
Break Open the Word: A Bible study group that meets every Thursday Morning (10:A.M.) in the PLC. The meeting is open to all, CTK parishioners & non-parishioners. It is designed to offer the attendees a clearer insight about the readings, the psalms, and the Gospel for the upcoming weeked. Your insights about the readings are welcome.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Adult members of our Parish explore ways to enable the participation of young children at liturgy. The committee recruits and trains small group leaders for the “Children’s Liturgy of the Word” to facilitate understanding of the scripture for children.
Deaf Ministry: This ministry arranges for signing at parish events and at the 10 am Mass for parishioners who are deaf and/or hard of hearing.
Evangelization Outreach: Opportunities for parishioners to participate in evangelization programs such as Alpha and parish missions are planned through this ministry to reach all souls in our boundaries.
Marriage Enrichment: The mission of Marriage Enrichment is to engage, support and nurture Marriages. This team works with local parishes to provide opportunities for couples to promote healthy marriages.
Marriage Preparation: The mission of this outreach is to prepare engaged couples for a life together in love. The focus is on communication skills, expectations, dealing with differences, family and friends, sexuality, and faith. A wedding coordinator assists the Priest, bride and groom, and their families in the final stage of preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage.
Religious Education for Children: The mission of our religious education program is to provide settings in which the youth of the Parish are instructed in faith and doctrine through the witness and teaching of competent catechists, using an integrated scope and sequence of materials and activities appropriate for each age and level of development. In addition, the mission of this ministry is to: assist parents in their role as the child’s primary educator and prepare children for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.): The purpose is to provide an introduction to the Catholic Church and preparation for reception into the Church for those coming from other or no faith experiences. RCIA also prepares Catholic adults for full membership by preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation and to provide an updating for Catholics wishing to know more about their faith.
Young Adult Ministries: Check out the offerings all around the Diocese of Joliet at http://dioceseofjoliet.org/yam/.