Religious Education is concerned with structuring an environment in such a way that people become intimately linked to the experience, wisdom, and tacit knowledge with others for the purpose of future religious development. The Religious Education curriculum in the church is the congregation gathering in community, worship, teaching, proclamation, and service. Its goal is the faith formation and the teaching on how to live religiously by means of spiritual practices rooted in our Christian tradition.
Religious Education focuses on:
- To provide programs that promotes the spiritual life and growth for the faithful.
- To promote Ignatian spirituality by means of lectures, workshops, retreats and the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola.
- To assist in the formation of educational and spiritual leadership.
- To provide training, spiritual retreats, and workshops to liturgical ministers.
- To provide ongoing faith formation for children, adolescents, young adults and adults.
- To provide inter-ministerial and inter-generational events to grow in faith together.
- To provide a process designed for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith: Unbaptized, Baptized in another tradition, Baptized Catholic, but with no further religious training or sacraments, and Catholics who would like to learn more about their faith.
“A Real Spirituality for the Real World” with Father Richard Leonard, S.J
Sunday, September 9th
Book signing after 11:30am and 5:00pm Masses
Presentations 1:15pm to 2:45pm or 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Parishioners at all stages of life use the new curb cut
at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City,
a 2011 Pathways Open Hearts Award winning congregation..