Faith Formation

CATECHESIS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH:

Registration for the 2022/2023 Faith Formation year is now open.  

Faith Formation for all parish children from kindergarten through high school meet on Sunday morning from 9:15– 10:15 am during the academic year.

Children and youth are catechized by certified adult Catechists in all manners of faith life, to include Sacrament preparation

To register, click here: Faith Formation Registration

To download the calendar, click here: 2022/2023 Faith Formation Calendar


FAITH FORMATION MISSION:

The Department of Faith Formation of St. Mary Parish, Wilmington, NC actively participates in and extends the role of the domestic Church as the primary teacher of the faith.

The Department supports the domestic Church in forming the people of God into vibrant, Eucharistic communities.

Contact:

Deacon John Walsh

Director of Religious Education

910.762.5491 Ext-114

jwalsh@thestmaryparish.org


RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

This process is for those interested in joining the Catholic Church.; a journey with others during the Liturgical Year entering the Church with the Sacraments on Holy Saturday. A team approach, volunteers are welcome.

Maryann Shine, jannsshine3@gmail.com

Visit our RCIA page for more information.


CATECHESIS FOR ADULTS:

Facilitate faith formation for adults within the parish to include Diocesan approved Catechetical Institute courses, as well as other USCCB approved programs.

ENGLISH SPEAKING BAPTISM PREPARATION:

Baptism preparation involves counseling individuals who wish to receive the Sacrament of Baptism for themselves or their child/children and determining the appropriate course of action.

The Baptism preparation coordinator facilitates classes and schedules baptisms for parents who wish to have their child/children under the age of 7 baptized. The Baptism preparation class consists of a brief video, discussion about the Rite of Baptism in the Catholic Church, what the family can expect on the day of Baptism, and completion of the Baptism register paperwork.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION:

The purpose of this ministry is to meet with engaged couples to help them interpret their Fully Engaged Pre-Marital Inventory Results.