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Do you BELIEVE? Maybe it’s time to BELONG.


If you’ve been coming to Mass for a while and want to inquire more about the Catholic faith, we invite you to our inquiry sessions. Perhaps you have a Catholic spouse or fiancée and you want to learn more about their faith. Maybe you’d like to reconnect with your Catholic faith, and sacraments.

We invite you to learn what Catholics believe in an open and welcoming environment: 

Monday, August at 6:30PM  

Info: Meredith Drescher, Director of Religious Education
 

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 September- May

  • Wednesdays at 6:30-8PM for middle- and high-school youth 6 - 9 Grades

  • 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

We have open enrollment year-round.

PARENTS HANDBOOK for All Saints Faith Formation (download PDF)

 

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.

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 (First Grade) 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

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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. Newcomers always welcome. Info: Dorothy Maher  910-270-9024


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