Christian Formation

Christian Formation classes at St. Catherine’s are for children in the following five age groups:

Nursery: ages 0-3

The nursery children experience Bible songs and stories in “Circle Time”

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarden – Grade 3

This group uses the “Weaving God’s Promises” curriculum. This is a diverse curriculum that allows the teachers to their own creativity to share the lesson.

Young Explorers: Grades 4-7

This is a new group that has been created to address the needs of children who are “tweeners” – not young children, but not yet teenagers. This group meets weekly on Sundays, continuing to use the “Weaving God’s Promises” curriculum. The students also enjoy activities outside the regular church time, which builds healthy relationships among them.

Journey to Adulthood (J2A): Grades 8-10

J2A is a well-established program in the Episcopal Church. This group has a team of dedicated leaders and a rigorous curriculum of learning, service, and spirituality. The program culminates in a spiritual pilgrimage.

Young Adults in our Church (YAC): Grades 11-12

This group is for young adults who have completed J2A, and are ready to put into practice what they have learned to be and do.


Adult Formation at St. Catherine’s

Eucharistic Practices

Several times a year a class is offered on Eucharistic Practices for those who are new to the Episcopal Church. If you are interested in this class, please contact our office.

Seekers Group

Most Thursday evenings a group gathers at 7 p.m. for conversation on a topic related to spiritual life. We use a text as a springboard for discussion. Recent books have included “Learning to Walk in the Dark” by Barbara Brown Taylor; “The Wisdom Way of Knowing” by Cynthia Bourgeault; “Becoming Conscious, The Enneagram’s Forgotten Passageway” by Dr. Joe Howell; and “Teilhard de Chardin, selected readings” edited by Ursula King. For more information, contact our office.

Centering Prayer

An ongoing group on Tuesday mornings gathers to pray together and go deeper in the practice of Centering Prayer. Teaching is available to anyone who wishes to learn about this practice. We pray together, then we watch a video of Fr. Thomas Keating teaching or listen to a part of Cynthia Bourgeault’s “The Wisdom Jesus” teaching. All are welcome! For more information, contact our office.

Wisdom Way of Knowing Group

This group meets monthly from 3 to 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month to go deeper into the wisdom tradition of Christianity. Using “The Wisdom Way of Knowing” as a guide, we engage body, mind, and spirit in exercises designed for “Three-centered awareness”. This includes sacred chanting, silent meditation, gesture prayer, movement exercises, lectio divina and engagement with Wisdom materials such as The Gospel of John, The Gospel of Thomas, and The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. For more information, contact our office.

Lenten Series

Thursday evenings during Lent we offer a Soup Supper and Lenten Program. Recent topics have included “Spiritual Practices in the Anglican Tradition”, “Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture” with Marcus Borg, and “Embracing Spiritual Awakening” with Diana Butler Bass.

Confirmation Preparation

In advance of an Episcopal Visitation, confirmation preparation classes are offered to all interested adults who wish to be confirmed in the Episcopal Church, or to be received into the Episcopal Church, or to re-affirm their faith. For more information, contact our office.

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