Faith Formation at St. Matthew’s

Adult Initiation Process (RCIA)

The process of becoming Catholic is formally known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). It is a gradual process of spiritual formation that includes prayer, sharing, and study and occurs in the context of the parish community. Read “Adult Initiation Process (RCIA)” »

Becoming Catholic

You may have a family member or friend who is Catholic. You may be dating, engaged or married to a Catholic. You may be unbaptized or baptized in another Christian tradition. You may have been baptized a Catholic, but never received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Throughout the year, many come forward seeking to learn about the Catholic faith. Read “Becoming Catholic” »

Children’s Sacramental Preparation/Religious Education

The Children’s Religious Education program exists to provide sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation as well as ongoing faith formation for children of St. Matthew’s parishioners ages 6-18 who have received these sacraments. Read “Children’s Sacramental Preparation/Religious Education” »

Faith Formation Activities

Check back in late August for a listing of St. Matthew's Faith Formation events and programs for fall of 2014.  Read “Faith Formation Activities” »

Faith Formation Committee


The Faith Formation Committee is concerned with Christian education and spiritual enrichment of parishioners with activities designed, in the words of the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on Christian Education, to give clarity and vigor to faith; nourish a life lived according to the spirit of Christ; and lead to the proclamation of the Good News, to apostolic action and evangelization through words and deeds, and to knowing and active participation in the liturgy. Read “Faith Formation Committee” »

Faith Formation Resource Links

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