Religious Education and Faith Formation
St. George Catholic Preschool is designed to promote the emotional, social, spiritual, cognitive and physical development of each child. We focus on creating a warm and accepting environment which contributes to the development of a positive self-esteem as well as encouraging cooperation and interaction among children. Here at St. George the children can develop a lively awareness of the world around them at their own pace, marked by an atmosphere of Christian love.
The St. George religious education and faith formation program is for children kindergarten through 8th grade. Classes meet for 1 hour and 15 minutes each Wednesday evening with special catch up classes and for non-catechized children in 3rd through 5th grade on Sunday mornings. Each class has a teacher and an assistant.
Volunteer oportunities are available if interested!
The faith formation program for 9th to 12th graders is designed to enhance the spiritual, social, and cognitive development of students as they embark on their final spiritual journey and prepare themselves to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes meet for 2 hours each Sunday evening, from 6pm to 8 pm. Students preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation meet on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm, for 18 weeks.
Each class has a team of catechists who work together to provide a dynamic environment where teens are engaged and can learn.
Our Catholic Christian formation doesn’t end with Confirmation. Formation, like our relationship with God is something that must be nourished and developed; it is a journey that should last a lifetime.The Adult Faith Formation program explores a wide range of topics including the fundamentals of our faith, study of Sacred Scripture, Papal and Councilar Documents and many others.
Lighter subjects are also covered like: “Why do Catholics Do That”, which explores some of our customs, habits and practices.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a ministry comprised of Catholics who are committed to their faith and want to participate in leading others to their faith as sponsors.
RCIA candidates and sponsors meet as a group, as the candidates make the journey for the first time, to “break open the word” of the Gospel and study/present the beliefs of the Catholic Church. In this journey, both candidates and sponsors will be led to a deeper understanding of our faith in preparation for the candidate’s entrance to full communion with the church.