The sacraments of Christian initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist - lay the foundations of every Christian life.... The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive the Eucharist as the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Chirsitian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity. (CCC1212)
Parents are the first and best teachers of our children. St Dorothy's parish Faith Formation program supplements and assists parents in their primary role of preparing their children to worthily receive the Sacraments.
Please contact Mrs. Meg Barrett our Director of Faith Formation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 704.735.5575 should you have questions or need more information.
RCIA - the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults - is the process by which those who seek union with God in His Church and the fullness of faith are instructed, prepared, and begun on the journey of "mastering the evidence." Coming into a full relationship with God in His Church takes the seeker through stages of inquiry, training, purification and preparation before the joyous reception into the Church founded by and through Jesus Christ Himself.
If you have never been baptized, were not baptized Catholic, or have been away from the Church for a long while, please contact Fr Miller or Mrs Rosa Jimenez in the Parish office at 704-735-5575.
Fr. Miller offers High School Apologetics, a casual Sunday evening gathering for those who have received their Confirmation and desire to continue to deepen their faith. Meetings are at the Rectory at 5pm and usually last about an hour. Listen for announcements at Mass for the date of the next get-together!
Father Miller's Q&A Catechesis
Sunday and Wednesday during Faith Formation for the kids, parents will join Father Miller for Q&A and a lively discussion of our faith, the Church, current events and how to be a faithful Catholic in our families, at work, and in the world today.
Catholic Scripture Study
Title: "The Book of Isaiah"