It is with great pleasure that we welcome you and your family to our Faith Formation
program. We are privileged to serve in the ministry of "sharing the Catholic Christian
faith" with all our children, from the very young to our teens.
Faith is a relationship with the living God, which, like all relationships, in order
to thrive must constantly be nurtured. Parents are the first teachers of their children
in the ways of faith and we are honored to support parents, children, youth and
all parishioners in their lifelong journey of faith. We offer a variety of programs
for children age four through high school to spread the good news of Jesus Christ
through prayer, study and action.
Our catechists generously volunteer their time and talents. They are the backbone
of our catechetical ministry. We ask for your prayers and support of these women
and men in this important ministry of sharing the faith with our children and youth.
Please browse the religious education sections at the left of this page for further
information about our programs. Let us pray that all we do is done in the "Spirit
of the Lord."
"All authority in heaven and earth is given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples
of all nations; baptize them in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and
teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And know that I am with you always,
Yes, to the end of time."
With these words, Jesus commissioned his followers to make disciples, baptize and
teach all nations. Today, the Church, faithful to his command, brings the “Good
News of Salvation” by proclaiming the Gospel, by celebrating the Sacred Mysteries
in Liturgy and Worship, and by offering service to those in need.
The Faith Formation Ministry at St. James Catholic Church takes up Jesus’ mission.
We aim “to share the Light of Faith” through instruction, celebration of prayer
and liturgy, and commitment to others’ needs through service and works of mercy.