Holy Redeemer’s Faith Formation Commission develops within the parish an understanding that the community as a whole has the responsibility for promoting the educational mission of the Church.
The Faith Formation Commission has the responsibility of developing, promoting, and evaluating education programs, which answer educational needs that parishioners feel and express. It gives leadership to the parish’s efforts to move people beyond where they are to a deeper understanding and experience of faith. In cooperation with the pastor, the parish council, and other parish professionals in education, the Faith Formation Commission sets policy concerning education programs in the parish.
Our Faith Formation Ministries and Groups
An ACTS retreat is a three day and three night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners. The retreat begins on Thursday evening and ends the following Sunday at a Mass celebrated with the parish community. Retreats for men and retreats for women are given separately. Talks and activities during the retreat focus on Adoration, Community, Theology and Service, from which the ACTS program acronym is derived. Holy Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church are the guides for the retreats. The retreat facilitates the attainment of a new or deeper relationship with the Lord through:
Adoration – the call by, acceptance of, and response to God,
Community – the love and caring of each other,
Theology – the study of God through scripture and the Catholic Faith,
Service – to God and his people.
An ACTS weekend is designed to help the retreatants enter into a new or deeper relationship with our Lord and fellow parishioners. This is accomplished through Adoration and daily prayer, the call to Community in one’s parish as a member of the Body of Christ, and Theology in encouraging the study of scripture and our Catholic Faith. All of these which emphasize and encourage the virtue of Service to our Lord, our parish and one another.
Small Church Communities help ordinary people connect life and faith. They are groups of 8 to 12 parishioners who meet regularly to reflect on scripture as well as listen to and support each other.
For more information, please contact Jerry Lawler at 314-962-5044
Are you interested in joining the Catholic Church or learning more about the Catholic Faith? RCIA meets on Thursday evenings beginning after Labor Day. Come join us in the rectory meeting room as we discuss our faith.
For more information please contact Mary Ziegelman at 314-962-0038.
This ministry gives children an opportunity to learn about Jesus and the gospel message in a setting appropriate to their age. Dedicated volunteer catechists present the Word of God to the children during the 9:00 AM Mass. Two groups: 3-5 years and K-1st grade are taken to the church meeting room to hear the Word proclaimed from the Lectionary for Masses with Children. Catechists use creative teaching methods which appeal to young children to reinforce the Gospel message. The children return to the congregation after the General Intercessions.
For more information or to volunteer please contact Melissa Kessler at email@example.com.
Held the second or third week in July
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