Faith Formation

Forming Loving Disciples

It is of great importance for both children and adults alike to continue to grow in the faith that we share. With this understanding in mind we focus on serving the formation and spiritual needs of ALL parishioners, both children and adults throughout the life cycle.

Throughout the year we offer faith formation programs and opportunities for our children, youth, and adults. We invite you to take advantage of the opportunities that best fit with your individual or household needs.

We also offer Supplemental Formation options, and we hope that you will take advantage of these in addition to our Core Faith Formation Programs.

Core Faith Formation

One of the primary ways we serve the formation needs of our parishioners is through our three core faith formation programs:

These three programs meet regularly throughout the school year. The brochure detailing our programs as well as the registration form are available below. You will also find information in the brochure about additional formation opportunities offered for children, youth, and adults.

ONLINE registration is coming soon.  If you would like to register now, please print the Registration Form and return it to the parish office with your payment.

Supplemental Adult Formation

Staff Contact: Brian McCrohan, Pastoral Associate

We believe that all of us are called to lifelong faith formation and that the journey begun at our Baptism continues through every stage of life. We truly believe in building a culture of formation within our parish; for our children, our youth, and especially for our adults.

Our adult faith formation begins with Mass, but should not end there. Throughout the year we have many ways that we can engage with our faith, deepen it, and come to a fuller understanding of God’s love. Through ministries like our Small Faith Communities, regular Bible studies, retreats, Kate’s Cinema, adult mini-courses, and special events throughout the year, our adults are offered opportunities to continue to deepen their faith and learn how they can live that faith in their daily lives.

Small Faith Communities

Staff Contact: Brian McCrohan, Pastoral Associate

While individual prayer and study, as well as large group formation opportunities, are great ways to deepen our faith, we have found that small groups are often one of the best ways to deepen our faith through dialogue with other believers. These groups become small faith communities as the individuals within them share their faith, their joys, their challenges and walk together on the road of discipleship. If you enjoy the fellowship of praying, reflecting, and sharing with people in a more personal setting, one of our small faith community options might be right for you!

Bensalem Group

This option, for adults, is a regular gathering of groups of six to ten people, enabling participants to reflect on the Word of God, on their faith, and on their call to holiness and Christian discipleship in their daily lives. This is a great way to connect on a more personal level with other parishioners. Groups typically meet in homes twice a month. Requests for groups based on language and/or ethnicity will be happily accommodated.

Christian Family Movement

The Christian Family Movement offers marriage enrichment to parents while helping them put faith into action in everyday life. This program offers support to parents in raising a Christian family, for teaching children the value of serving others, and for staying connected to the parish family. Groups of five to seven families meet monthly, taking turns hosting in their homes. Provided materials guide the families through the program.

Kate's Cinema

Gather together with other parishioners to view and discuss movies and the themes that relate to our faith. This is a fun way to enjoy a good movie and time with other parishioners. Details about titles and times are provided in the bulletin.

African Faith Community

Staff Contact: Alexis Zabsonre, Coordinator of Outreach to Immigrant Families

Our Saint Katharine Drexel Parish African Faith Community (AFC) is a ministry of the parish organized by our African families to join together in community, in prayer, and in support of each other, and to welcome new African immigrant families into our parish. They meet regularly, contribute their talents to our Music Ministry, and host events to share their culture and faith with the whole parish.

Catholic Schools

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic schools in Frederick County we encourage you to click any of the links below to be taken to their respective websites.

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