Religious Education

Join us for our Faith Formation EXPO after Masses May 19-20 in our Gathering Area to see faith formation opportunities for all ages. Browse around and chat with leaders and participants. Everyone welcome! Info: Deacon Rich Mickle

Summer Faith Formation Opportunities

Vacation Bible School June 18-22 at 9am-noon Info: Deacon Rich Mickle

Handbell Camp July 10-12 +/or Aug.13-14 at 10am-noon Info: Alice Kearney

Newcomers are always WELCOME! Details coming soon.

As Faith Formation classes prepare to begin in September, we are grateful to our catechists and young people for their commitment. Newcomers are always welcome.

Sign up for the 2018-19 catechetical year. Info:, 910-270-1477

Returning students, confirm fall enrollment when you pay all or part of the Faith Fromation fees in August 2018 at

Schedules for Fall 2018 to be determined.

Schedules for Fall 2017 were as follows:

Pre-K and K will meet during the 9:00AM Mass on Sunday for Children’s Liturgy of the Word.

Level 1 through Level 5 will meet on Sunday from 10:15-11:45AM.

Middle School and High School will meet on Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00PM.

Vision & Mission: At the heart of catechesis we find a Person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth. …  Accordingly, the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity. (Cf. Catechesi Tradendae, # 5, Pope St. John Paul II)

John 1:38 & 39 “Jesus turned and saw [two of John’s disciples] following him and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.’ So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day.”

Jesus invites the two disciples to come and get to know him. He doesn’t offer a package of information, but an invitation to come and discover his activity in their lives. Faith formation is a lifelong process of entering ever deeper into communion with the Lord and sharing that faith with others.

Parents: Parents have a primary and irreplaceable role in handing on the faith to their children. The Church calls the family the domestic church since it is the first place that children hear the Word of God and the first place where they experience being loved. We are committed to assisting and supporting parents in their role as the first heralds of the faith. (Cf. Lumen Gentium # 11, Second Vatican Council)

Sacramental Preparation

Christ is always present in His Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations (Cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium # 7, Second Vatican Council) thus at the heart of the liturgy, especially the celebration of the Eucharist, we encounter a person, Jesus of Nazareth. (Cf. World Youth Day 2005, Cologne Germany, Pope Benedict XVI)

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion:

In accordance with the Diocese of Raleigh, our preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion is a 2-year program. The earliest beginning is Level 1 with children celebrating both Sacraments during second year.

In addition to the Sunday sessions, those in their second year of preparation for the Sacraments will have sacramental preparation on some Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30PM.

Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation:

In accordance with the Diocese of Raleigh, our preparation for Sacrament of Confirmation is a 2-year program. The earliest beginning is Level 8 and is celebrated with the Bishop in the second year.

In addition to the Wednesday sessions, those in their second year of preparation for the Sacrament will have sacramental preparation on some Sundays during 9AM Mass.

Vacation Bible School

June 18-22 9am-noon

Do you have a heart to share the love of God with young children? Planning for our annual VBS is underway. Get on board now and help us select and plan curriculum, schedules,
activities, and all the summer fun!

Coleaders & volunteers needed.


VBS Wilderness Adventure
June 18-22, 2018

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VBS June 18-22 2018







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Visit Parish Life and click on the photo link on the bottom of the page to view more VBS pictures.

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