The St. Joseph's Faith Formation staff believes in Pope John Paul's vision of catechesis:
"...put people not only in touch, but in communion, and in intimacy, with Jesus Christ; only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in he life of the Holy Trinity."
CatechesiTradandae, Pope John Paul II, 1979.
Our Faith Formation staff works to
assists parents in their responsibility
to bring up their children
within their Catholic faith.
The Youth Faith formation classes
provide faith formation classes provide activities that allow young students to grow closer and form a relationship with Jesus Christ that will remain with them throughout their life.
We work to provide opportunities for our students to be a part of the church,
understand the value of prayer,
as well as prepare them for an
understanding and participation in the sacraments of the Catholic Church.
St. Joseph's Adult Faith Formation Program provides opportunities for adults
to grow stronger in their faith.
Our goal is to lead all parishioners to a deeper belief and renewal of
his or her Christian faith.
For those who are new to the Catholic Church,
or those who have never been baptized
the R.C.I.A program will prepare
them for the sacraments of initiation.
This program also serves to explain and teach
all parishioners about the many
rich symbols, sacraments and traditions
of the Catholic Church.
RCIA is open for registration
& set to begin classes Sept. 15
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is an evangelization ministry that welcomes and prepares adults to receive the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) at the Easter Vigil.
Youth Faith Formation, is a religious education program of the Roman Catholic Church, normally designed for children and teens. Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) is an association established in Rome in 1562 for the purpose of giving religious education.
Through the Archdiocese of San Antonio, Catechist Formation Program provides the basic theological understandings, spiritual formation and catechetical methodology necessary for those who are appointed by their pastors and commissioned by their parishes to hand on the faith to adults, youth or children.
A parish ACTS retreat strives to achieve the directives of Vatican II and goals of the Revised Code of Canon Law of 1983 which emphasize “community and pastoral care” within a parish. The weekend allows the retreatants to experience God’s love and joy. They return to their parish with a deeper love for each other and a desire to become more involved in their parish community.
A good Catholic Bible study program should help you: Deepen your faith
"Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it."
“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
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