FAITH FORMATION is catechesis (teaching the faith) which aims deepen people’s contact with Jesus Christ via educational and enrichment opportunities. Designed to touch the intellect as well as the heart, these programs help people live and experience a more Christ-centered life.
The mission of St. Anthony's Faith Formation office, is to provide an effective way of catechesis for people of all ages and backgrounds. In so doing, we create a connection to the new evangelization envisioned by Second Vatican Council, the work of recent Popes, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which open the door to on-going conversion and a deep sense of a faith.
At St. Anthony, groups like the CCD (English and Spanish), RCIA, RICA, Teen Condirmation, Adult Faith Formation meetings, are the tools to help us better understand the heart and mind of Jesus Christ and His sacrament, the Catholic Church. And in so doing, we are better able to share with others, to evangelize, our understanding of our Catholic faith.
FAITH FORMATION COORDINATORS
Ms. Annette Creghton (English)
Ms. Yolanda Diaz (Spanish)
Ms. Barbara Bartzi (English)
Ms. Lorena Mendez (Spanish)
RCIA / RICA Coordinators
Ms. Emma Arcayena (Teen)
Ms. Connie Rickard (Adult)
“You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart.…Yes, Christ says: with your whole heart. He doesn’t say: Leave a corner of your heart for yourself. Christ bought the whole of you by giving his whole self for you.…Do not try to hold back any part of yourself.…If you really wish to have the whole, then give it all to him, and he will give you all of himself.”