Faith Formation

Faith formation for children and adults is the practice of exploring, strengthening and developing our belief in God and the way of leading our lives here on earth. The particular way that we practice our faith tells us that we are Catholic. Our faith should never reach final completion, but should always be in a process of rejuvenation and growth.   St. Jane France de Chantal offers many programs directed at different segments of our community.

 
 

ADULT FORMATION: Provides an opportunity for all adult parishioners to continue their journey of faith. The parish provides education in prayer, sacred scripture, sacraments, morality, social justice and Catholic parenting, as well as opportunities to participate in small faith sharing groups.

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION  (SPRED):   Sessions in religious formation, as well as celebrations for significant feasts, and opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and retreats, are held for developmentally challenged adults each Saturday. In addition to the weekly session, there is a prayer service on the first Saturday of the month for participants and their families, followed by a breakfast at the Knights of Columbus hall.

YOUTH MINISTRYProvides spiritual, social and recreational activities for all young parishioners in grades nine through twelve. Events are structured to give the youth an opportunity to maintain and build their relationship with God, through their relationship with their parish, community and each other. A youth Mass is scheduled for the first Sunday of the month at 5:00 pm, with a social gathering following Mass.   Other Youth Ministry nights are offered on Sundays from 6pm - 8pm.

 

ELEMENTARY, JUNIOR HIGH & SENIOR HIGH RELIGIOUS EDUCATIONSessions in religious education and spiritual formation are conducted for public and non-Catholic private school pupils on Tuesday evenings for children in grades 1 - 8 from 6:00pm - 7:15pm; senior high students grades 9 - 12 meet Sunday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:00pm; Pre-K ages 3 & 4 and Kindergarten meet Sunday mornings during the 10am Mass.  Curriculum consists of learning about the Catholic faith and encountering Christ in the Mass, the sacraments and prayer. Volunteer teachers instruct the students under the guidance of the Director of Religious Education and parish priests.

Questions? contact Sally Daniel at , 301-530-1640 or the administrative assistant at