Formation

Family Faith Formation

“The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy with Jesus Christ.”     – John Paul II, Catechesi Tradendae, 5


 

Holy Pause – Family Faith Formation Lenten Event 3/9

๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ โ€“ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ “๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ.” Join us on Saturday, 3/9th from 2pm to 3:45pm in the gym for an enriching experience designed to deepen your Lenten journey as a family.
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๐Ÿ™Œ Activities Include
  • Path of Creative Prayer Stations. Explore a journey of reflection and connection as a family, lifting up your own needs and the needs of others through unique prayer stations.
  • Make and Take Prayer Bowl Project. Engage in a hands-on, creative activity to craft personalized prayer bowls, a tangible reminder of your family’s shared spiritual journey.
  • Small Service Opportunity. Embrace the spirit of giving back as a family through a meaningful service opportunity.

๐Ÿ“… Registration Deadline.ย To ensure we can accommodate everyone, please register for this free special gathering by 3/5th by clicking HERE.
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Let’s come together as a community to pause, reflect, and strengthen our spiritual bonds during this Lenten season. We look forward to sharing this sacred time with you and your loved ones.

In our own time, in a world often alien and even hostile to faith,ย believing families are of primary importance as centers as living, radiant faith.ย  For this reason the Second Vatican Council, using an ancient expression, calls the family the Domestic Church (#1656, Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Families with Children: Kindergarten-Grade 5

Find out more about our family faith journeys that include Sacramental Preparation! View descriptions of SEEK, ROOT, MEND, NOURISH & QUEST HERE.

 

For more information and questions, please contact:

Office of Family Faith Formation for Kindergarten-Grade 5

Mary Jo Trapani |ย Director
Maryjot@olmercy.com
(331) 707-5378

Alejandro and Tai Hardaway | Coordinators
AlejandroH@olmercy.com
TaiH@olmercy.com
(331) 707-5375

Karen Schwartz | Administrative Assistant
KarenS@olmercy.com
(331) 707-5369

 


EDGE Middle School Ministry (Grades 6-8)

Faith formation forย  families with students in grades 6-8 is called EDGE.ย  Students can participate in EDGE Nights, social, service, retreat and leadership opportunities. Get more details here.

 


For more information and questions, please contact:

Office of Family Faith Formation for Grades 6-12

Adolfo and Joana Lopez |ย  EDGE Coordinators
AdolfoL@olmercy.com
JoanaL@olmercy.com
(331) 707-5375

Dave Miserendino |ย  Director
DaveM@olmercy.com
(331) 707-5371

Karen Schwartz | Administrative Assistant
KarenS@olmercy.com
(331) 707-5369


L.I.G.H.T. Senior High Ministry (Grades 9-12)

Faith formation for families with highย  school students (grades 9-12) is called L.I.G.H.T. or Living In Godโ€™s Holy Truth. It includes mini-courses, monthlyย  gatherings, service, social events, retreats, trips, conferences, peerย  ministry and much more. Get more details here.

 


For more information and questions, please contact:

Office of Family & Youth Evangelization & Catechesis for Grades 6-12

Dave Miserendino |ย  Director
DaveM@olmercy.com
(331) 707-5371

Karen Schwartz | Administrative Assistant
KarenS@olmercy.com
(331) 707-5369


Adult Faith Formation GROW

Amazed at the work of Holy Spirit in our parish, weโ€™re convinced that God is leading us into a time of formation, becoming missionary disciples necessary for the transformation of life and culture. Please click here for more information


Becoming Catholic (OCIA)

Adults (age 18 or older) Looking for Baptisms and Confirmations? OCIA (Order of Christian Initiation for Adults) might be for you. Click here for more information.

Please contact Zara Tan at zara@olmercy.com (630) 851-3444 ext 230 with any questions.