Institute for Christian Lay Formation
"I invite all Christians everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least to an openness to letting him encounter them. ... No one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord. ... For if we have received the love which restores meaning to our lives, how can we fail to share that love with others?"
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, §§3 and 8.
"The desire for God is written in the human heart, because human beings are created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw human beings to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for."
Catechism of the Catholic Church, 27.
Coming Soon . . .the Institute for Christian Lay Formation!
The Institute is a faith-based formation program that will include dynamic classes, interactive workshops and instructional seminars. Serving the dioceses of the tristate in both English and Spanish, the mission of this institute will be developing the laity in their knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith. With an emphasis on prayer and spiritual renewal rather than obtaining course credit, participants will be given a unique opportunity to freely grow in their personal relationship with Christ. The hope of this mission is to be a part of the New Evangelization movement that will share the Good News throughout our area while fostering the growth of individual holiness.
- "We love, because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19
- Experience the rich renewal of your faith.
- Taste the spiritual refreshment that Christ longs for you to know.
- Longing to know God? Come to know His deep love for you.
- Learn the beauty of our faith.
- Christ desires a personal relationship with you.
“We discover the inexpressible joy of knowing Christ’s endless love and mercy when we seek His face with our hearts unveiled, bringing our true selves with all our faults and weaknesses.”