Religious Education

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RCIA for adults and children: RSVP now

Dear friend,

Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, what it means to be Catholic, and how you can become Catholic? Then the Rite of Christian Initiation is for you!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process through which people enter the Catholic Church, for those who have not been baptized (called catechumens) and those baptized in another Christian church and now seek full Communion with the Catholic Church. The formation is an ongoing mixture of instruction, faith sharing, prayer, fellowship, and, most importantly, rites designed to immerse the interested in the riches of the Catholic faith.

Please join us on Monday, January 28 at 6:30-7:30PM to learn more about our Catholic faith and RCIA for adults.

RSVP NOW for RCIA for adults

RCIA Adapted for Children: Children who have reached age 7 are regarded by the church as individuals with free will and a capacity for personal faith. Any unbaptized child or nominally catechized child can approach the Sacraments of Initiation through the Right of Christian Initiation as adapted for children. The schedule for RCIA adapted for children is shown below. Please contact the church if your child is 7 years old and up, has not been baptized and you desire to have your child develop a spiritual relationship with God and the Catholic faith.

RSVP NOW for RCIA for children

Dates 2019: Time (8am Class, 9am Mass with Breaking of the Word)

January 27 - Parts of the Mass

February 3- Baptism & Reconciliation

February 10 - First Holy Communion

February 17- Confirmation

February 24 - Mary, Mother of the Church

March 3 - Saints

March 10- Prayer

March 17- The Eucharist

March 24 - Walking with Jesus

March 31- Stewardship

April 7- Preparing to receive the Sacraments

April 20- Easter Vigil Rehearsal (Saturday Morning) Time TBA

April 20- EASTER VIGIL- Students receive- Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Reconciliation

 

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation… Isaiah 52:7a-c

 

Faith Formation Classes restart January 9 & 13 (not January 21):

  • Wednesdays at 6:30-8PM for middle- and high-school youth

  • Sundays at 9AM for Pre-K and Kindergarten (Children's Liturgy of the Word during 9AM Mass)

  • Sundays at 10:15-11:45AM for Grades 1-5

Dear Parents,

The first half of the faith formation year was filled with many challenges.  While change and challenges can be difficult, we know that God's plan for us occurs in His masterfully orchestrated time.  I appreciate your patience and understanding as we worked through the beginning of this year.  With great joy, classes will resume in our multipurpose trailers starting on Wednesday, January 9th for our Youth (grades 6-9) and on Sunday, January 13th for grades 1-5. 

 

As a parish we are grateful for the assistance of all the volunteers that have been working countless hours to help get our church and multipurpose trailers repaired.   What a blessing you are to our parish! 

 

Faith Formation Calendar January 9th- June 1st (download detailed Calendar

 

PARENTS HANDBOOK for All Saints Faith Formation (download PDF)

 

Sincerely,

 

Meredith Drescher

All Saints Catholic Church

Director of Religious Education

910-270-1477 ext. 27

 

Our Mission: Live a Life Worthy of the Calling You Have Received. -- Ephesians 4:1 Faith - Stewards - Community

 

 

Stewardship Opportunities to Share Your Faith

The Faith Formation Program is seeking to grow team members who are spiritually led stewards to serve our parish by helping to share the Catholic faith with adults and children. We are looking for stewards to serve 5-8 hours/month for Baptismal preparation, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, and Rite of Christian Initiation for Children. 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Formation is a mixture of instruction, faith sharing, prayer, fellowship and, most importantly, rites designed to immerse the interested, regardless of age, in the riches of the Catholic faith. The RCIA team holds bimonthly inquiries on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30-7:30PM for those individuals  who want to learn more about the faith. The RCIA team also meets with parishioners interested in joining the Catholic faith by breaking open the word during Mass, each week on a rotating schedule based on the Mass times. If you like working with adults and sharing the Catholic faith in small group settings or have converted to Catholicism, been through RCIA, and wish to support newcomers to the faith, this stewardship opportunity is perfect for you! Contact Meredith about this stewardship opportunity.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)  —The RCIC team meets weekly on Sunday during the school calendar year at 8-8:45AM with children who have reached age 7 and above that are unbaptized or need additional catechesis to approach the Sacraments of Initiation through the Rite of Christian Initiation as it is adapted for Children. The team also meets during the 9AM Mass to break open the word with the children. If you like working with children and sharing your faith, and wish to support school-aged children in their faith formation growth, please contact Meredith about this stewardship opportunity.

Baptism Preparation — All Saints Catholic Church is looking for individuals to serve families wanting to Baptize their children, age birth up to 5 years. This team will meet once a month to instruct families on the Baptismal rite and answer questions to help the families prepare for the Sacrament. A team member will also be present on the day of the baptism to greet the family and ensure all is prepared for the Sacrament. If you are interested in serving in this role, please contact Meredith about this stewardship opportunity. 

Find out more: Meredith Drescher, Director of Religious Education
910-270-1477 ext. 27  faithform@allsaintsccnc.org



About All Saints Faith Formation:

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.

REGISTRATION & FEES:

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

Returning students, confirm fall enrollment when you pay all or part of the Faith Formation fees now at allsaintsccnc.org/edufees

Confirm registration renewal by TEXT-TO-GIVE for paying the fees or a portion:
Text 25 FFFEE to 910-218-8451 for one child
Text
40 FFFEE to 910-218-8451 for multiple children
or text [any amount] to 910-218-8451 to pay a portion

 
BIBLE STUDIES: 

1st Monday of each month Catholic Moms Bible Study, in group member’s home. Info: allsaintsmomsgroup@gmail.com

Small Christian Communities Learn new insights into Scriptures and how they apply to life’s ups and downs. Info: Jim & Kathy Wartner AllSaintsSCC@aol.com

Thursday evenings at 7:30-9pm. Study of Acts with discussion, in Hampstead. Info: Steve Pattee spattee1@gmail.com

Fridays after 9AM Mass,
in Hampstead with a study of Exodus using New Collegeville Bible Commentary. Newcomers always welcome. Info: Dorothy Maher  910-270-9024

Mondays Oct. 22- Nov.19 at 3PM The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life, 5-part study looks into Faith, Food, Exercise, Focus, & Friends. Video, book & discussion led by Alice Kearney bells@allsaintsccnc.org

 

 


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