Education and Faith Formation
Various educational opportunities are offered throughout the year to encourage members of our parish to grow in their knowledge and understanding of our Catholic faith and the world around us. Baptism Catechists: meet with parents and godparents of infants to be baptized.
BETHSAIDA SPIRITUALITY CENTER
Offer hospitality to Christians within the diocese and beyond to participate in retreats, days of prayer and spiritual renewal. The building is also used by many parish organizations and committees and meetings and other activities. Advent and Lenten Retreats. Adult Education and Spiritual Renewal activities and also offered. Volunteers are needed to serve as hosts to welcome outside groups, to do clerical work, and to maintain and care for the building. For more information Click Here.
BIBLE study group
Bible Study Group meets most Monday mornings and evenings (two separate groups) to study various books of the Bible.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
English as a Second Language is our program to teach English to non-English speaking people. Beginner and Intermediate classes are available
HISPANIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Group meets weekly for reflective discussions, song and charismatic prayer.
Hospitality Committee plans and hosts the quarterly Hospitality Sunday gatherings in Stewart Hall.
MEN’S PRAYER AND FELLOWSHIP GROUP
Men’s Prayer and Fellowship Group is composed of men who meet in a relaxed and informal atmosphere to encounter Jesus in prayer, fellowship and faith sharing for spiritual refreshment, encouragement and renewal.
POST-CANA AND POST-BAPTISM
Post-Cana and Post-Baptism Program: provides follow-up for the sacraments of matrimony and baptism.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Religious Education Program provides Catholic religious formation and education programs for pre-school through seventh grades, as well as sacramental preparation for students through high school age seeking Communion and Confirmation. An RCIA process is also offered for students 7 years of age and older seeking Baptism into the Catholic faith.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process through which adults complete their entrance into the Catholic Church through the reception of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion. Catechists, sponsors, and others in the parish community journey with the candidates through classes in basic theology, liturgy and spirituality, as well as discussions and other helpful experiences.
TAMIL ROSARY PRAYER GROUP
Tamil Rosary Prayer Group: Our Tamil speaking community meets monthly for prayer.
Youth Group: Catholic young adults of high school and college age come together to pray, build friendships, share hopes and concerns, have fun through creative activities such as music, discussions, movies, trips, parties, retreats, etc., and explore ways to live the Gospel values in our challenging world.
SPANISH STUDY AND PRAYER GROUP
Spanish Study and Prayer Group: Study and reflect the Holy word, pray with the psalms. Advent and lent nights of reflection.
HAITIAN CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Meets weekly for reflective discussions, song, and charismatic prayer.
COLLEGE STUDENTS/YOUNG ADULTS
College Students/Young Adults: Meet several times a year for Discussion, socializing and prayer.
MAGNIFICAT PRAYER GROUP
Magnificat Prayer Group A diverse English speaking prayer group that meets on Fridays for praising songs, prayers, reflection and study of the Scripture and fellowship. Meetings start at 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Meeting Room.