Faith Formation

The Role of Faith Formation staff and of parents

It is the role of the Faith Formation Office to assist parents in teaching their children the faith, to help prepare children and adults to receive the Sacraments, to assist those who are entering the Church or being fully initiated as Catholics through RCIA, and to provide faith formation opportunities for adults.  Faith Formation is a life-long process.

At a child’s baptism the priest says to the parents:  “You have asked to have your child baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training him/her in the practice of the faith. . . Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?”  The parents respond: “I do.” The central, most important role of a parent is to raise their child in the faith, so the child may grow “to know God, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him forever in heaven.”  Parents accept this role in the promise they make at their child’s baptism.   “Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #2223), whether those children attend Catholic school, parish religious education, or are homeschooled.

St. Peter Cathedral staff and catechists will model the faith, communicate, and provide opportunities and information to assist families in faith formation and to build a friendly and caring parish community. We offer classroom instruction, materials for home use and service and retreat opportunities as appropriate.

For more information about our programs, please feel free to contact us at 226-6548 or via email.

For ages 3- Grade 8 & First Communion Prep:  Jenny Lochner,  lochnereducation@gmail.com

For Grades 9-12 &  High School Confirmation Prep:  Katelyn McKeen, Katelyn.mckeen.youthministry@gmail.com

Become a Catholic (RCIA) & adult formation:  Msgr. Michael Steber, msteber@stpetercathedral.org

Safe Environment at St. Peter Cathedral

St. Peter Cathedral follows the Safe Environment Policy as updated and promulgated by the Diocese of Marquette on May 1st, 2016.  This policy requires background checks and training for volunteers who will have contact with youth and all employees. Employees also are required to complete monthly bulletins regarding the safety of youth as a condition of employment.  The policy is available for review at Safe Environment Policy.  If you have additional questions, please contact the parish office.

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