Religious Education & Faith Formation


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.

RCIA INFORMATION SESSION - Information session for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 @ 6p in the Parish Office Building. If you are interested in joining the Catholic Church or simply learning more about the Catholic Faith please attend. If you have interest in being involved as a sponsor or catechist, please contact Fr. Jeremy Gries at (812) 944-8283 ext. 1.

Holy Family Book Club – If you would like to join us, please call Karen in the Parish Office.

Holy Family Book Club will meet the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm, starting September 11, 2019. We will be reading Jesus & the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Dr. Brant Pitre. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as:

  • What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah?
  • What was Jesus’ purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover?
  • And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, “This is my body...This is my blood”

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.



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 x5 or [email protected]

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



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 x5. The e-mail address is [email protected]