BAPTISMAL PREPARATION FOR PARENTS AND GODPARENTS

To help the faithful approach the Sacrament of Baptism properly, we offer preparation for parents and godparents. At least one meeting is required for parents as they prepare to have their child baptized. Such preparation fosters a great awareness of the sacramental richness associated with Baptism and aids in teaching the faithful about their roles as members of the Catholic Church.

Meetings: Baptismal Preparation for parents and godparents with one of the priests is necessary for your first child.

Contact: Monsignor John T. Myler, 234.1166

FORMED.ORG

FORMED provides amazing content 24/7 for you and your family – and for every member of our Cathedral Parish family!

This wonderful website FORMED.ORG has been called a “Catholic Netflix”.

FORMED includes: inspiring movies, video-based Bible studies, audio presentations, e-books by Catholic authors, 5-minute videos on Mass readings and more …  available on your TV, phone, PC, laptop, iPad, or Kindle.

The Cathedral has subscribed for each and every parishioner.

It is easy to register:  1) Visit formed.org in a web browser.  2) Click on Register in lower right of page.    3) Enter our parish code:  PGFP4Q  4) Enter your email and create a password. (You will need this later to login.)

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday school is for children who are 3, 4 or 5 years old. This program helps children to become familiar with Bible stories. It also teaches them to pray and to share with other children. Sunday school begins in October and ends in May.

Meetings: Meets during the 10:30 A.M. Mass on Sundays.

Contact: Rebecca Merichori, 314.620.9236

Contact: Malina Spatafore, 919.721.4745

SMALL CHRISTIAN FAITH COMMUNITIES

Small Christian Faith Communities meet in homes during the fall and spring sessions. People gather to pray together and share each other’s lives and faith, deepening our relationship with God and helping us live out the Gospel message daily.

Contact: Sister Theresa Markus, 234.1166

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

A week-long program during the summer vacation months for children ages 4 through 10, each day children learn about Jesus, make crafts, sing songs and play games. Junior high school students through adults volunteer as leaders and helpers in each activity. You need not be a teacher to help, just love children and Jesus. The program is based on Catholic teachings.

Meetings: Vacation Bible School is during the summer (June or July). The program is from 9:00 A.M.-12:30 P.M. each day for one week. Organizational meetings are scheduled as needed.

Contact: The Rectory Office, 234.1166

LIFE-LONG FAITH FORMATION COMMITTEE

This committee is responsible for adult religious education and faith formation, planning and implementing Life-Long Faith Formation opportunities and encourages all to become active in the parish programs and showing sensitivity to the special educational needs of unique groups in the parish.

Meetings: Meetings are scheduled several times each year.

Contact: Monsignor John T. Myler, 234.1166

ADULT FAITH FORMATION

On Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 P.M. in the Cathedral Undercroft (basement – enter on Garfield Street) join us as we explore the richness of our Catholic Faith through discussions, presentations, film and study. This group seeks to enter into weekly dialogue on a variety of topics pertaining to faith and culture. The frequent use of art and media help to create a dynamic environment for studying the faith in a vivid and exciting manner. Guided primarily by Scripture, we journey through Salvation History and uncover tools for growing in our knowledge and love of God.

See the parish bulletin and the parish website: www.cathedralbelle.org for up-to-date listings on upcoming formation sessions

Contact: Monsignor John T. Myler, 234.1166

NOTRE DAME ACADEMY PARENTS’ CLUB

The Parents’ Club fosters a closer union between home and school. Thus, parents and teachers promote the best interest of the pupils of the Parish School. Any parent who has a child enrolled in Notre Dame Academy is qualified for membership. The Parents’ Club holds several fund raising projects each year, such as the Auction and the Book Fair.

Meetings: Meetings are held at one of the Notre Dame Academy Campuses.

Contact: Amy Toenjes, 401.6789

CURSILLO IN CHRISTIANITY

An instrument for renewal in the Belleville Diocese, the Cursillo’s Movement, lay and religious members, commit themselves to the strategy of the Movement and the Christian transformation of their environments The Belleville Diocesan Cursillo in Christianity holds a yearly men’s and yearly women’s Cursillo three-day weekend for new candidates to accept the invitation from the Lord Jesus to “Feed My Lambs, Feed My Sheep.”

Meetings: “Ultreyas” are held the second Friday of every month in the Undercroft at 7:30 P.M.

Contact: Steve and Jeanette Schranz, 277.1778

SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER ST. PETER FRATERNITY

The Secular Franciscan Order is part of the “Third Order of St. Francis”, founded by St. Francis of Assisi, a worldwide, church-recognized, canonically established secular order. Lay men and women, married and single, and diocesan priests strive to live “the Gospel of Jesus Christ” according to the spirit and manner of St. Francis of Assisi, in the secular state of life.

Contact: Peggy Overmann, SFO Minister, 424.7792

Contact: Dave Overmann, SFO Vice Minister

YOUTH MINISTRY

To be young is a blessing and a gift from God, cherished and respected by all. At the Cathedral, we offer our young people a glorious opportunity to experience the loving and forceful presence of Christ in their lives. We help our youth to be open to the breath of the Spirit and to become radiant with the beauty of Christ. Our activities for senior and junior high youth groups are very exciting.

Contact: Michele Storment, 978.1005