Through the sacraments of baptism and confirmation, the laity are empowered to assume the service of catechesis. The personal call of Jesus Christ animates the faithful to “proclaim him, to evangelize and to lead others to the ‘Yes’ of faith in Jesus Christ.” (CCC 429 as quoted in General Directory for Catechesis 231)
As a people of faith, we are called to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Catechesis - teaching the faith - is an essential work of the Church. Beginning in the home and permeating parish life, catechesis attempts to echo the faith in the litrugy, sacraments, words and works. St. Matthew faith formation programs for children and adults present rich opportunities for all parishioners to grow closer to God and deepen their spiritual lives, both on an individual basis and as a community of faith. Programs are offered throughout the year for parishioners of all ages.
To learn more, see the links below or check out the Faith Formation tab on our website.
FAITH FORMATION REGISTRATION
Adult Faith Formation
St. Matthew yoUniversity
Becoming Catholic (RCIA)
Growing in Faith & Theology (GIFT)
Christ Renews His Parish
Living Your Strengths
Special Religious Development (SPRED)