Foundations of Faith (FOF)
Staff Contact for Foundations of Faith: Theresa Anderson, (children K to 5th grade), Ana Maria Alvarado, (Middle and High School), Brian McCrohan, (adults)
Foundations of Faith: This whole community approach to faith formation is available to every parish household. FOF (Foundations of Faith) meets on Sunday evenings beginning at 5:30 pm. Adults attend general session presentations on various faith topics, attend mini-courses or participate in small group breakouts, while children & youth attend their small groups. Nursery care is available for infants & toddlers. Each evening concludes at 7:00 pm.
A parent / guardian MUST accompany children to Foundations of Faith.
Dates: 9/11, 9/18, 10/2,10/9,10/16, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 1/29, 2/5, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2
Note: We are in desperate need of catechists for children of all grades. Pre-k – 5th grade please contact Theresa Anderson at Theresa.Anderson@saintdrexel.org. If you are interested in helping with our middle school class or our high school class, please contact Ana Maria Alvarado at Ana.Alvarado@saintdrexel.org
Children and Youth Program
Children & youth attend their grade-respective classes (pre-K through grade 12). Nursery care is available for infants & toddlers. Each evening concludes at 7:00 PM. As an intergenerational program, a parent/ guardian must accompany children to this program.
Scripture Study: The Sunday Readings (Facilitated by Deacon Kevin Kulesa)
Scripture study is offered as a small group opportunity throughout the year. It is designed for adults desiring to make time for scripture study in their busy lives. Participants are encouraged to spend twenty minutes per day in personal study utilizing a provided Study Guide and Commentary. This small group gathering is an opportunity to pray, share responses to the study questions, and reflect communally on the assigned readings.
General Sessions & Adult Mini-Courses
For those who are interested in a small group in- depth study on particular topics pertinent to our faith, we offer our general sessions and our five session mini-courses over the winter. General session subjects are either single night topics or are covered over two, three, or four sessions. Past mini-courses have included Church History, Science and Religion, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Stress-Reduction for Catholics, Faith and Finance, Catholic Social Teaching, and many more. Our courses for this year are being arranged and we welcome ideas for topics and speakers. These general session nights and mini courses are held in conjunction with our Foundations of Faith Program on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00PM, but you are welcome to register attend a general session night or a mini-course even if you do not register for the full year of Foundations of Faith. Details regarding course topics and dates will be publicized as they approach.