Faith Formation and Spirituality
Immaculate Conception Church is committed to lifelong faith formation and whole community catechesis. This fosters in our minds and hearts the experience of God's reign in our midst as we form communities of faith, proclaim God's Word, celebrate the Sacraments, and build a just and compassionate society in which all people share God's gifts.
“Catechesis aims to bring about in the believer an ever more mature faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper knowledge and love of his person and message, and a firm commitment to follow him. The object of catechesis is communion with Jesus Christ. Catechesis leads people to enter the mystery of Christ, to encounter him, and to discover themselves and the meaning of their lives in him.”
-The National Directory for Catechesis, article 19
Children & Youth Faith Formation Parent Page
We would like to reaffirm that all parents and guardians are the first witnesses of the faith. "The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith," (CCC, no.1666). When you presented your child for baptism, you promised to bring that child up in the faith. Catechists of the parish are here to support your family on our shared journey of faith. Children's enrollment in our Faith Formation program, or a Catholic school and weekly participation at the Sunday liturgy are expected of every Catholic family.