In the “good ol’ days” we called it CCD. Many of us grew up attending a Religious Education program or a School of Religion. Today we call it Faith Formation. What is up with all the names?
Our Catholic Faith is more than what we learn. As St. James tells us in his letter, “faith, if it has no works, is dead” (James 2:17). We must practice our faith, not just learn about it. And growing into adolescence and adulthood is a time for both. We strive to teach and impart knowledge about our faith and our Church, while at the same time attempting to put that knowledge into achievable actions.
We strive to help form the entire faith of children and youth: head, heart, and being. To achieve the mission of formation, St. Louis offers a variety of opportunities. We offer three opportunities for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5, one on Sunday mornings on campus, another on Tuesday evenings on campus, and a third that families can make fit their schedule at family homes.
We offer Sunday evening Youth Groups for Grades 6-12.
And new to the umbrella of Faith Formation, we include CYO as an opportunity for Grades 3-12 to put their faith into action through sports.
To learn more about any of these opportunities, click on the grade level or program or contact our Faith Formation staff at the parish. We would love to journey with your family as new disciples are formed in their faith.