Introduction

Faith formation is life-long.  The Institute for Christian Formation program is intended to assist each person on his or her spiritual journey of faith with ongoing faith formation.  Regardless of the amount of formation one has received in life, our faith formation remains a vital concern, and we can grow closer to Jesus and deepen our relationship with Him each day if we seek to do so. We welcome laity, religious sisters and brothers and priests as students to join our sessions and participate in the formation opportunities provided by the weekly classes focusing on the truths of the Catholic faith. Each session or class will be referred to as an educational “session.” There will be two sessions presented on the various Thursdays by an assortment of excellent professors. A schedule of dates is included.  In your first session you will learn about the entire two-year program. The professor will walk with the students through the overview of the program. CCC where noted below, refers to the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The first session will cover the material in the Prologue of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and will introduce students to the Catechism itself and to other basic sources for learning about the Catholic Faith.