Christian Formation

Blessing of the Backpacks: All Ages

Our Sunday School season begins with the annual Blessing of the Backpacks and a wooden cross keychain for each student to attach to their backpack as a way to share their faith.

Nursery: ages 0-3  

With two dedicated teachers, Nursery children learn Bible songs and stories, both in the Nursery room and in Children’s Chapel.

VPK – Grade 2

This group uses Weaving God’s Promises curriculum, as well as lessons that match the Revised Common Lectionary Proper for the day from the Episcopal Digital Network.

YOUNG EXPLORERS: GRADES 3-5

Our Young Explorers group studies our regular Sunday School curriculum in addition to experiencing activities outside the regular church time. These activities are designed to develop healthy relationships among the class and learn more about our faith.

RITE 13: GRADES 6-9

This group uses the Rite 13 curriculum that is a precursor to the Journey to Adulthood curriculum. While continuing to enjoy activities outside regular church time, these students are preparing themselves to participate more actively in the life of the parish.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: ALL AGES

Vacation Bible School at St. Catherine’s takes the form of Sunday mornings during the summer months with a Bible-based focus using music and crafts with a performance at the end!


Adult Formation at St. Catherine’s

Online Opportunity

We offer a weekly online study lesson for the upcoming weekly Proper. We can be found on Facebook at Adult Christian Education @ St. Catherine’s. All are welcome to join! You can also find the weekly lesson on our St. Catherine’s Weekly E-Mail.

Coffee Conversations

This group is a series of conversations that meets on Sunday mornings with Fr. Allen Farabee. The focus of these conversations is how we as Christians interact with our changing world.

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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