Go make of all disciples (Matthew 28:19)

Christians aren’t born, they are made, or formed as disciples of Jesus. Faith Formation involves everything from answering the initial questions of those who want to know more about this Christian life, to offering engaging adult programs and Bible study that can keep us all learning and growing throughout our life. Why so many different programs? Because family’s and individual’s circumstances and needs are not all the same. Preparing parents for their child’s baptism, religious education in the growing years, Bible studies for all ages, to funeral planning workshops ... we try to meet the needs of our parish family and those who might want to join this family in a rich variety of ways. One great way to grow as a disciple – sharing faith with others as a catechist (teacher). Read on!

Sacraments

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Team
Father Peter Mottola
Fr.Peter.Mottola@dor.org
585-586-5675, ext. 273

Welcomes adults and children of catechetical age into a Catholic way of life and guides them through the process toward full initiation into the church.
Parish Sponsors: Parishioners who accompany RCIA catechumens and candidates throughout the process, providing a welcoming spirit, fellowship and support.
Time Commitment: Varies depending on needs of the catechumens and candidates.

Infant Baptism Team
Michelle Andrews-Smith
Michelle.Andrews-Smith@dor.org
585-586-5675, ext. 233

Helps to prepare couples for the baptism of infants, and bringing a child up in the faith.
Time Commitment: Six to eight times a year, but can be flexible.

Pre-Cana Team
Father Peter Mottola
Fr.Peter.Mottola@dor.org
585-586-5675, ext. 273

Prepares couples for marriage through talks, leading table discussions and sharing Christian marriage experience.
Time Commitment: Preparation time, and a Saturday session, generally twice a year.

Bible Study

Understanding Sunday's Scriptures
Father Bob Ring
Fr.Bob.Ring@dor.org
585-586-5675, ext. 225

Time Commitment: Meets most Tuesday's at 7:30 am in the Manse.

Bible Basics
Monsignor Gerry Krieg
Rev.Msgr.Gerard.Krieg@dor.org
585-383-1577

Time Commitment: Second and fourth Wednesday@ 7:30PM in the Rectory. Check bulletin for details

Men’s Spirituality Group
Jeff Mason
ncassoc@aol.com
(585) 381-5534

Studies Scripture by concentrating on the readings for the upcoming Sunday Mass.
Time commitment: Mondays, 6:30-7:30am, year round.

Adult and Family Faith Formation

Various Bible Study & Faith Formation Programs
Various Bible Study and other Adult Education/Learning/Sharing opportunities are offered throughout the year. Check bulletin for up to date information.

Adult Faith Formation
Kathryn McAlarney
Kathryn.McAlamey@dor.org
585-586-5675, ext. 224

Provides opportunities for adults to deepen their faith through formation and sharing. Volulnteers needed for certain events to provide hospitality (setting out food, napkins, clean-up)
Time Commitment: 30 minutes prior to event and 30 minutes after

Children's Faith Formation

Seasons of Faith & Living Faith (Catechists) (Pre-K through 5th Grade
Michelle Andrews-Smith
Michelle.Andrews-Smith@dor.org
(585) 586-5675 x233

Help children in pre-school through grade 5 get to know and experience Jesus, and learn about our faith. Lessons, materials and support provided. Adult teachers and aids needed for both Seasons of Faith, Sunday mornings and Living Faith, Tuesday afternoons.
Time Commitment: 1 year, during weeks when school is in session.

Children's Liturgy of the Word
Michelle Andrews-Smith
Michelle.Andrews-Smith@dor.org
(585) 586-5675 x233

Presents the Liturgy of the Word in a simplified, interactive form to young children, four years or older, during the 11:15 AM Sunday Masses.
Time Commitment: Once a month, 11:20-11:40AM

Middle School and Senior High

Middle School Youth Group
Leila Kaczmarek
Leila.Kaczmarek@dor.org
(585) 586-5675 x234

Adult volunteers are needed to help with teaching, service projects and social events for the Middle School Youth Group, the 6th - 8th grade religious education program at St. Louis.
Time Commitment: Sunday's following 5:00 PM Mass, 6:15 - 8:00 PM

Senior High Youth Group
Leila Kaczmarek
Leila.Kaczmarek@dor.org
(585) 586-5675 x234

Always in need of adult volunteers to help support your group activities either by chaperoning, assisting in discussions and activities, transportation, meal preparation or event planning.
Time Commitment: Sunday's following 5:00 PM Mass, 6:15 - 8:00 PM

CYO Sports Program
Leila Kaczmarek
Leila.Kaczmarek@dor.org
(585) 586-5675 x234

Provides an outlet for the youth of the parish, grades 3 - 12, through athletics while fostering goals of Christian sports ethic. Practice & Home games are at St. Louis gym. Away games are at Parish or Catholic School gyms in. Coaching skills helpful.
Time Commitment: One practice a week, afternoons or evenings, one game on the weekends October through February.