I CAME THAT THEY MAY HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT ABUNDANTLY.
We live and grow and develop our fuller human potential in relationships with other people. We can’t develop and grow without this connection to other people who have grown and developed more than we have. We are formed by the communities we grow within. This is true psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
St. Thomas More Parish knows this and offers opportunities of growth and formation that enhance our fullest human potential.
Jesus Christ said “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10. The Father knows what we need and calls us to create communities that foster this formation.
St. Thomas More offers a variety of opportunities for people to develop and grow as people of faith socially and spiritually, from early childhood through mature adulthood.
We realize that people’s needs are different in this regard; some may be new to the faith and seeking to join our loving, worshipping community.
Others may have children who now need to be formed in the faith community and practice. Still others may have fallen away from their Catholic Faith and are now returning to be nourished by this community of faith. All are welcome.
Our Faith Formation program seeks to meet these diverse needs by offering a variety of programs that foster development in one’s spiritual life.
Faith Formation in an educational setting for grades 1-6.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word – Scriptural Formation during our Liturgy of the Word on Sunday at the 10AM Mass that teaches the Word of God to children in terms they can understand.
Religious formation aimed at preschool children to develop their understanding and experience of faith from an early age.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults a program of formation for those wishing to become Catholic.
These groups gather throughout the year to break open, study, pray with, and enrich their understanding of Sacred Scripture. The goal is to develop a deeper understanding of and love for the Word of God.
These groups gather once a month during Lent. These studies are designed to reflect on the Sunday readings during the Lenten Season, the season of the Liturgical Year where the Church calls us to deeply reflect on our faith, recognize areas where we need to grow spiritually, and recommit ourselves in our relationship with Christ.
This happens twice a year for reflection and spiritual growth. Speakers and presentations are focused on specific topics important to our spiritual development to give us encouragement on our faith journey and renew our focus, enabling us to deepen and enrich our faith.