Faith Formation Ministries

Faith Formation Ministries


Religious Education
Traditional classroom instruction is provided to pre-schoolers, children and teens. Classes are held from 9 - 9:45 a.m. Sundays from the first Sunday after Labor Day to mid-May.

For more information, please contact James Silk, director of religious education.


Adult Education
Classes are taught to give adults the opportunity to enrich their faith lives. The goal of this ministry is to provide a variety of activities and opportunities for adults to gather, share, question, discuss and learn more about their faith. Adult education classes are held from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Sundays from the first Sunday after Labor Day to mid-May.


RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the way in which the Catholic Church guides those wishing to become Catholic, as well as those wanting to learn more about the Catholic faith, into a fuller understanding and communion with Holy Mother Church.  The climax of the process comes when those who choose to do so are confirmed and baptized (if necessary) into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil.

At St. Joseph Old Cathedral, the english speaking RCIA group meets once per week on Sunday from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.  The Spanish RICA meets twice a week on Wednesday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm or on Sunday from 10:15 to 11:45 am - however, attendance is only required once a week. The sessions begin in August and last until Easter. The classes are held in the education building to the west of the Church.

Speakers may include our pastor, one of the facility members or a carefully selected guest speaker. Each week brings a new topic concerning facets of conversion, the Catholic faith and the journey of our inquirers as they grow closer to God.

A person who is considering the possibility of becoming a Catholic, or who simply wishes to learn more about the Catholic Church, will find no better way to do this than to become a part of St. Joseph Old Cathedral's RCIA

For more information, please contact Barbara Smith, English speaking RCIA director.

Or Sister Soledad for Spanish speakers