Faith Formation

St. Ignatius Parish nurtures the development of Christian faith and spirituality in those of all ages and stages of life. Two programs, each with its own variety of courses and activities, form the core – the Children’s & Youth Program and the Adult Program.

Adult Faith Formation

The Adult program provides opportunties for nurturing and and supporting a mature, adult faith. A variety of enrichment opportunities are offered, including the Sunday morning speaker series, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and individual Spiritual Direction.

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Catechists

Help children learn about our faith by joining the Children's and Youth Faith Formation program as a catechist.

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Children's and Youth Faith Formation

Children’s and Youth Faith Formation (CFF) classes assist parents in helping their children (3 years to grade 8) grow more aware of God, their own relationship with Jesus, and to learn and understand Catholic belief, prayers, and identity.

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Confirmation

Preparing to receive Confirmation is a time of reflection on one’s faith. This allows the person to better understand, and take more responsibility for his or her relationship with God. At St. Ignatius Parish, Confirmation is a two-year program of preparation with the Sacrament received during 8th grade.

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Confirmation for Adults

Baptized Roman Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation are strongly encouraged to do so. The path depends upon one’s prior catechesis or instruction.

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Emmaus Young Adults

Our young adult group, ages 20’s and 30’s, meets monthly for social and spiritual gatherings. The group has initiated a monthly service project called Encounter to visit and share meals with the homeless in the parish’s neighborhood. Emmaus also steps in to volunteer at parish events and coordinates the Parish's Advent Giving Tree Project and the annual Creche display.

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Good Word Book Club

An adult discussion group that brings together parishioners to read together, reflect and share learning about classic and contemporary faith topics.

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Manresa Gallery

Manresa Gallery juxtaposes traditional and contemporary art to highlight diverse expressions of faith. It provides a space for local and international artists to contemplate and expand spiritual practices through artistic expression and community dialogue.

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Returning Catholics

Pathways in Faith is our new program to support and encourage returning Catholics, as well as anyone facing obstacles or questions in the practice of their faith.

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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

RCIA) is for those wishing to be baptized as Catholics, for baptized Christians who would like to join the Catholic community, for baptized Catholics seeking preparation for First Communion or Confirmation, and finally for anyone reconnecting with the Catholic Church after a long absence.

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Sunday Morning Speaker Series

Occasional talks on traditional or contemporary theological, social or political issues. A series of lectures, geared to RCIA participants, but open to all parishioners, so that they might refresh or deepen their understanding of particular area of the Catholic faith.

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