Christian Formation & Education

The Christian Initiation sessions for 2019-20 will begin soon.  The group meets weekly at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Center, Room #1. The classes are open to anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Even if you’re a life-long Catholic, you are most welcome to come and participate! The sessions will consist of a variety of topics, as well as Scripture reading and study. For more information, contact Deacon Bill Johnson at (618) 791-8521, or e-mail at  Here are a few more details:


  • Sessions are weekly on Sundays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish Center (Parker Rd.), Room #1

  • Sessions are led by the CI team members (“catechists”)

  • Include prayer, presentation by catechist, group discussions, and Q & A

  • Materials include “Journey of Faith” series; “Catholicism” video presentations by Bishop Robert Barron

  • First 8 weeks (10/8 through 11/26) is the “Period of Inquiry”

  • Topics covered include basic beliefs of Catholics, how Catholics worship, the Bible, Mary and the Saints, organizational structure of the Catholic Church

  • After Period of Inquiry, you decide if you wish to continue in the program (meetings will continue on Sunday mornings, except during Christmas holidays)

  • There is NO CHARGE to attend the sessions

  • Regular attendance is important; make-up sessions can be arranged as needed

Topics for Upcoming Sessions


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 Our Mission:  Inspired by St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, our Parish serves God and community with its many ministries by witness of faith, through ongoing faith formation and evangelization of youth, while embracing cultural diversity and social justice. 

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