The Religious Education Program at Our Mother of Confidence offers catechesis for children from Preschool (ages 4 – 5) through 6th grade and Youth grades 7th through 10th. Our catechists and students share and grow in faith as they journey together.
Liturgy of the Word for Children
Every Sunday, during the 9:00 a.m. Mass, children are offered the opportunity to hear The Liturgy of the Word at their level. Children attend Mass with their family and are invited to join an adult Catechist after the Opening Prayer in the Parish Hall for the Children’s Liturgy of the Word. They return to the church at The Preparation of the Gifts to complete the celebration of the Mass with their family. Registration is not required.
Preschool / Kindergarten
Our program explores the basic concepts of our relationships with God and the world. Through Scripture, videos, crafts, and songs, the catechists introduce our younger Catholics to experience their faith. These sessions are held weekly on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process for adults who wish to receive – or to complete – the Sacraments of Initiation; meaning Baptism, Confirmation and 1st Eucharist or for those seeking to be received into the community of faith, the Catholic Church. RCIA classes are always open to adults interested in learning more about our Catholic faith. There will be “inquiry meetings” on Wednesdays, September 13 and 20 at 7 PM in the St. Katharine Drexel room (the Library). Regular meetings will begin on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7 PM and will meet every Wednesday through April 2018. For more information on RCIA please call Deacon Scott Wall at 858-274-3859, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet him at twitter@deaconscottwall.
Did you know? It is a church requirement that the Sacrament of Confirmation is to be received prior to Marriage.” If you are a Catholic Adult and have not received the sacraments of 1st Eucharist and or Confirmation please contact Deacon Scott Wall via phone 858-274-3859, email email@example.com or twitter: twitter@deaconscottwall.
Reach More – Connect to Christ
Our Mother of Confidence recently completed its Fall cycle of “Reach More – Connect to Christ”. These small groups meet weekly for 6-7 weeks and there will be 2 “cycles” every year with our next cycle to begin during Lent 2018. Each group decides if they would like to meet between cycles, and how frequently.
Our first cycle was a big success with 7 small groups including 76 participants plus their facilitators. We received a lot of positive feedback form our participant survey including these comments:
“I felt that I was no longer on this journey alone.”
“I was able to better live my faith by sharing it with others.”
“It was a great opportunity to make new friend and build our parish community.”
These small groups are designed to help us deepen our faith and grow in connection with Jesus and others, while growing our parish community. They are led by parishioners who have been trained in facilitating Spirit‐filled conversation. It is our hope that we will be able to add even more small groups and continue to grow more and more as a parish community. Other parishes in the diocese have had great success with their groups and one of them now has over 400 people presently involved.
These small groups will gather in a variety of locations – such as peoples’ homes or local coffee shops – to discuss life and faith, reflect on a scripture passage and discuss how it might apply to our daily lives – as well as pray for and with one another. There are no teachers and students in small groups, just friends seeking and discovering God.
The groups are open to women and men – 18 and older – whether you are married or single – working or retired – children at home or “empty-nesters”. These groups are perfect if you simply want to be around other people who want to experience more of the peace, hope, and abundant life that Jesus said he came to give us.
For more information or if you are interested in being a part of a small group or becoming a group facilitator please contact Mike Sanfratello firstname.lastname@example.org or Ian Mascarenhas email@example.com