Faith Life

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION

 The Baptismal Preparation  helps couples prepare for the Baptism of their children. The sharing of values by experienced persons is very important for young families rearing their children.  Call the Pastoral Center to register for seminars and scheduling of Baptism.

 

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION

Melissa Laurent (SH & SJ) 869-5751

Deacon Alfred Adams  (SM) 562-3255

Sacramental preparation takes place in the church parish in which the student is registered. Students must have completed all years through 10th grade of Faith Formation or Catholic School. This preparation is in addition to the usual catechesis offered in Catholic Schools and Faith Formation.

 

ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION

Harriet Melancon (SH) 206-7033

Carol Ann Rome (SM) 562-3219

Donna Waguespack (SJ) 869-5751

This program is directed to our youth in the 1st through 8th formation years (grades). Dedicated teachers, aides, substitute teachers and office workers are essential to the formation of our youth. More parishioners are encouraged to become involved.

 

FIRST EUCHARIST & FIRST RECONCILIATION PREPARATION

Harriet Melancon (SH) 206-7033

Carol Ann Rome (SM) 562-3219

Donna Waguespack (SJ) 869-5751

We provide catechesis for baptized children and their parents who are presented for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. This preparation is separate from and in addition to the usual catechesis offered in Catholic Elementary and Parochial Schools of Religion.

 

HIGH SCHOOL FAITH FORMATION

Deacon Alfred Adams (SM) 562-3255

Melissa Laurent (SH & SJ) 869-5751

From August through April, we have over 300 high school youth who participate in the faith formation program of our parishes. Teachers, teachers’ aides, substitute teachers and office workers all are needed and contribute in an important way in this ministry of our parishes.

 

MARRIAGE PREPARATION SPONSOR COUPLES

Deacon Alfred Adams 562-3255

Sponsor couples assist in preparing engaged couples for marriage. They meet with them, give them the prenuptial Foccus inventory and then meet with them to discuss the results. This ministry is a good and graced one that helps young couples prepare for marriage.

 

R.C.I.A. PROCESS

Ernie Sieber 225-266-0569 & Lisa Sieber 225-802-1165

Terri Meaney 869-8429 (Adult Confirmation)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established for the universal Church for individuals to become Catholic and receive the sacraments of initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. This initiation process also involves a parish community experiencing a renewal in faith as it prepares and welcomes new members into the Church. The Rite speaks of conversion as a “spiritual journey.” Centered on fostering a deep relationship with Jesus and the Church He founded, this journey takes place through distinct stages over a period of time suitable to give thorough catechesis, significant experiences of a parish community, and commitment to the liturgical and moral life of the Catholic faithful.  It begins with Inquiry Sessions which will be held on the following dates from 6:30.-7:30 pm at the Pastoral Center: Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,  Nov. 6, 13 & 20.  The Rite of Welcome will be held on November 25 at the 9 am Mass.  December 2 thru April 13, weekly sessions are held.  Reception of Sacraments will take place at the Easter Vigil held on Holy Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Sacred Heart Church at 8:00 pm.

 

Attached to the RCIA Process is Adult Confirmation Preparation. This is for baptized Catholics who did not participate fully in Youth Catechesis. Candidates are 18 years of age or older.

 

ST. PETER CHANEL INTERPAROCHIAL SCHOOL

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at St. Joseph

Donna Waguespack 869-5751 or 869-9581

A one week Summer program for pre-school to sixth grade aged children, based on Scriptural lessons of God’s love and caring, wrapped in music, games, snacks, dramatizations, and fun.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

Melissa Laurent 869-5751

This ministry seeks to involve youth in learning more about, sharing, and celebrating their Christian faith in all aspects of their life. Connecting to Christ as a youth remains essential to following Jesus throughout one’s life.