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Faith Formation/Religious Education

Adult Faith Formation

Various opportunities exist for adults to continue their education in the faith. Small group faith sharing sessions during various seasons of the year – usually during Len, ongoing Bible Study, Study days on Salesian Spirituality to name a few. Announcements are made as these opportunities become available.

High School Formation

High school students are encouraged to participate in Diocesan sponsored programs and retreats such as the YES Project (Youth Elect Service), TEC Retreats (Teens Encounter Christ), and volunteering at Helping Hands Food Pantry of St. Louis. Those attending Catholic high schools also have the opportunity to participate in retreat and volunteer experiences offered by their high schools.

Youth Formation

Youth of our parish who attend our Catholic elementary school are formed in the faith on a daily basis. Youth who attend public schools should enroll in the parish CCD program (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine/religious instruction classes). These classes meet regularly and are required in preparation for the reception of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.