Faith Formation at St. Andrew includes formal sessions for Kindergarten through 12th Grade, Junior High Youth Ministry, High School Youth Ministry, and RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) / RCIA for children.
Faith Formation (through the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis - OEC)
Faith Formation sessions for K-12th grade are held on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays during the months of September through April. Faith Formation sessions are designed to educate children and teenagers in our Roman Catholic faith and support the parents of St. Andrew in forming their children into faithful disciples of Christ. Faith Formation also includes preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation. For additional information, please contact the office at 281-452-9865 ext 21 or by email at email@example.com.
Junior High Youth Ministry
Junior High Youth Ministry is a special time set aside to offer our junior high youth (grades 6th - 8th) an opportunity for fun and faith-filled activities which focus on faith formation, community building, and moral teachings of the Church. Junior High Youth Ministry also attends Archdiocesan youth events.
For additional information, please contact the office at 281-452-9865 ext 21 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Youth Ministry is a special time set aside to offer our high school youth (grades 9th - 12th) an opportunity for fun and faith-filled activities which focus on faith formation, community building, and moral teachings of the Church. Our main event is Sunday evening "Youth Night". Programs also include: service field trips, youth leadership council, bible study, retreats, summer camps and youth conferences. For additional information, please contact our Youth Minister, Stephanie Ruiz, at 281-452-9865 ext 18 or by email at email@example.com.
If your child is under the age of 7 and has not been baptized, parents and god-parents will attend baptism classes, prior to the sacrament of Baptism. Please visit the office for more information.
If your child is over the age of 7 and has not been baptized, your child will attend RCIA for children on Friday evenings. Registration will be at the same time as Faith Formation registration.
Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation
are 3 year programs. Disciples must complete 2 years of Faith Formation prior to preparation for these sacraments in the third year.
If your child has graduated from high school and desires to receive these Sacraments, they will need to enroll in the Adult RCIA program. Please visit the office for more information.
RCIA/RCIA for children
What does it mean to be Catholic? How do I become Catholic? How long is the process? How do I get started?
RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which persons become fully initiated into the Catholic Church.
RCIA is for adults (18+):
Who were baptized Catholics but never received First Communion or Confirmation;
Who were baptized in another Christian faith and wish to become Catholic;
Who were never baptized and wish to become Catholic.
RCIA for Children is the process by which children between 7 and 18 years old who have not been baptized and wish to become Catholic, become fully initiated into the Catholic Church. For additional information in English, please contact Deacon Michael Muench at 281-452-9865 ext 17 or by email at DcnMichael@standrewchurch.net.
RICA/RICA para niños
¿Qué significa ser católico? ¿Cómo puedo ser católico? ¿Cuánto dura el proceso? ¿Cómo puedo empezar?
RICA, el Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos, es el proceso por cual las personas se convierten en Católicos totalmente iniciados.
RICA es para adultos (18+):
Que fueron bautizados Católicos pero nunca fueron confirmados o recibieron Primera Comunión;
Que fueron bautizados en otra fe Cristiana y que desean ser Católicos;
Que nunca fueron bautizados y que desean ser Católicos.
RICA para Niños, es el proceso por cual los niños entre 7 y 18 años de edad que no han sido bautizados, y que desean ser Católicos, se convierten en Católicos totalmente iniciados. Para mas información en español llame a Diacono Javier Gomez a (281) 452-9865 ext 15 o envía un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org.