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 FAITH FORMATION 

IS OUR LIFE-LONG PROCESS

...Feed Your Spirit ...

...Enlighten Your Mind...

...Heal Your Emotions...

and

 Grow Your Relationship with God.

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Youth Faith Formation

K - 8th grade

A child’s faith will serve as a firm foundation in the years to come. Youth Faith Formation, one of the options for learning about our faith, is an age-based classroom program. Sts. Mary & Matthew Faith Formation is here for your family to assist you to help your child grow to be all that they can be.

 
 
 

Family Faith Formation

Families with children K - 8th grade

Creative, Family-centered activities coordinated with readings and/or Liturgical Season. Families work together in their family unit to learn about Jesus and learn about God.

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Senior HighYouth Ministry

9 - 12th grade

Assisting and guiding teens to develop and strengthen their relationship with God and their faith community through a liturgy based catechesis. Discussions, reflections, prayers, and community building experiences are included to encourage the understanding of Jesus' teachings and how to live them today.

Sacramental Preparation

Preparation is an opportunity to deepen ones awareness of the activity of God's presence and importance in our lives:

 

First Reconciliation: 2nd grade +

First Eucharist: 2nd grade +

Confirmation: Yr 1 8th grade +

                    Yr 2 9th grade +

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Sharing Stories with Jesus

Pre-school & Pre-K

Pre School and Pre-K are invited back to community room after opening prayer for simplified age appropriate  readings, prayer, song, about the  message of the current week's scripture.

Parents sign out and pick up children after Mass

 
 

Children's Liturgy of the Word

K - 6th grade

Children are invited after the opening prayers to join us for simplified readings, prayers and discussion about the main message of the current week's scripture. Children are back in mass for the offering.

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Becoming Catholic -RCIA

RCIA - The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

  • Are you interested in exploring the Catholic faith?

  • Is someone you know interested in exploring the Catholic Faith?  

  • Do you desire Baptism, First Communion and/or Confirmation?

 

Adult Faith

Our adult faith formation programs in our parish continue to invite participants to deepen their understanding of their faith and their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is in knowing Jesus intimately that we will be able to accept his call to discipleship.

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Women's Retreat

We meet annually at the Notre Dame Retreat House, situated on 100 picturesque acres overlooking Canandaigua Lake.  In this beautiful pastoral setting you have the opportunity to experience inspirational discussions, enlightening liturgies, private time in the Chapel or a stroll around the beautiful grounds.  Reflect & relax.

 
 

Bible Study

Bible Study 

Bible discussion group