Faith Formation Commission

This commission oversees that Religious Education is provided for all members of the parish from birth on.  Meets every second Sunday of the month.  This commission is a three-year commitment.
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Religious Education Information
(2016-17 year starts Sep 11. Registration info on this page. Other info is below.)
Forms and info are available for:
This program meets on Sundays, September to May from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. It is open to all children whose parents are registered members of the parish. Classes are available for children starting in preschool and through their senior year in high school and are taught by volunteers.  



RCIA Information
This group under the coordination of the Religious Education Administrator, assists individuals on a journey into the Catholic Faith.  Classes meet weekly from September to Easter, Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PM in the Social Hall Section 2, and at St. Joseph on alternating weeks. They are available to anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or joining the church. There are no fees, and you can bring someone with you to class anytime.



Vacation Bible School

Held each summer in July.  Vacation Bible School is a four night long program from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m..  These classes are open to all children in grades Pre K-6th grade.  There is no charge for this program, but donations are greatly appreciated. This program is operated by volunteers and welcomes everyone who would like to help in any capacity.


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Baptismal Preparation

Is held the 2nd Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. in the parish hall section 1.  Deacon Wes Jones is the facilitator.  Please call the parish office and leave your name to preregister for the class. This class is open to all registered parents of the parish that want to have their children baptized into the Catholic Faith. You can register to become a member of the parish at this class.

 
First Reconciliation

This class meets in conjunction with Religious Education on Sunday mornings.  Children in the second grade are prepared for this sacrament and receive First Reconciliation during advent.

First Communion

This class meets in conjunction with Religious Education on Sunday mornings. Children in the second grade are prepared for this sacrament and receive First Communion in the spring.

Confirmation

The next Confirmation class will be held 2013-2014.  If you are in need of this sacrament for the 2012-2013 school year, please contact St. Joe's at 244-9002.
When held at St. Ann, this class meets in conjunction with Religious Education on Sunday mornings. Students who are spiritually ready are prepared for this sacrament and are confirmed by the Archbishop at SS. Peter and Paul cathedral downtown Indianapolis.

RCIC

Older children in need of the sacraments of either Baptism, First Communion or First Reconciliation meet with an instructor weekly until they are properly prepared to receive the sacraments on Holy Saturday.

Bible Discussion Group
Our mission is to provide an open forum to discuss Scripture in collaboration of the Catholic faith. The group follows the Sunday Religious Education schedule.

For any of the above please contact Kelly O'Brien, Director of Religious Education.