ADULT FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS
RCIA – (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) This is for anyone who is interested in learning more about becoming a Catholic and for someone who has been baptized Catholic, but never received First Communion and Confirmation. Please contact Fr. Jeremy Gries at (812) 944-8283 ext 1.
The process consists of weekly meetings during which we share the gospel and introduce Catholic teachings.
These meetings begin in the fall and culminate at the Easter Vigil when participants receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. The process also includes on-going formation after Easter.
KYCSS Adult Retreat opportunity
KYCSS (procounced Kicks) is the acronym for “In the Kingdom You Can’t Stand Still”. It is an adult parish renewal retreat experience. If you are interested in attending either the men or women’s retreat weekend. please fill out a registration form. You will find the form on this web site under “forms”. There you will find a registration form for KYCSS. Please fill out and mail back into the parish. For dates, please check bulletin or call parish office at (812) 944-8283
- Men’s retreat held in March
- Women’s retreat held in September
Holy Family Book Club – will resume this fall at noon on Wednesday, Sept 12th , in the Day Activities Center. If you would like to join us, please call Karen in the Parish Office. Our first book will be “1001 Reasons Why It’s Great to be Catholic”, by Robert Haddad.
Catholicism, Coffee and Donuts- meets Sunday mornings following the 8:30 am Mass in the cafeteria. This is generally a book discussion group relating to Catholic topics while enjoying fellowship, coffee and donuts. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please contact Karen Schoenfelder 812-944-8283 ext. 0.
YOUTH FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS
RCIA adapted for Children – (Rite of Christian Initiation adapted for Children) Normally the children of Catholic parents are baptized as infants, but this is not always the case. The RCIA adapted for Children process is for children, ages 7 and up, who have not received Baptism or First Communion to receive extra Sacramental Preparation in anticipation for receiving these sacraments.
Catholic Faith Formation Classes – The ministry of Religious Education classes for students who attend public school is held one Saturday per month (generally the 2nd) for grades K-8. We begin at 9:00am in the Day Activity Center and end at 12:00pm in the Day Activity Center. There is instruction time, craft time, snack time and prayer time.
The high school Religious Education classes are held on Sundays following the 10:30 Mass. We invite and encourage all Freshman through Seniors who attend public schools to join us in continuing their faith formation.
Calendars and registration forms may be found under the FORMS tab above. Look for Religious Education and click on either schedule or registration forms. For more information you may also contact Theresa Shaw at 944-8283 x2 or email@example.com
Vacation Bible School – The Vacation Bible School program is held annually at Holy Family, usually the third week of June. VBS is available to children grades preschool through 4th grade. We need many volunteers to make this program successful.
Holy Family School – Holy Family School is the parish school with students from Kindergarten thru 8th Grade. Visit their website at www.holyfamilyeagles.org
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Catholic Faith Formation Commission – The Faith Formation Commission is a team of 6-9 parishioners who meet bi-monthly to oversee the religious education of the parish by
- assessing parish religious educational needs and
- planning for future programs
If you have would like to join any of these formation programs, of if you have any questions or suggestions for these or other areas of interest, please feel free to contact Theresa Shaw at the parish office. The phone number is 944-8283 x2. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org