Works with the Centre for Faith Enrichment (official adult faith formation agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth) and other individuals or organisations to develop and promote a variety of programs aimed at deepening the parish’s appreciation of the beauty and challenges of the Catholic faith. Our activities could also include searching for and running faith formation programs as directed by our parish priest.
The Faith Formation Team does not have regular meetings but meets as required usually before program sessions.
Provide RE program for children from non-Catholic schools up to Year 7. Also ensure that all Parish children (both Yidarra and after school children) receive the age relevant Sacraments – Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and sometimes Baptism. Responsible for the Sacramental Program in the parish.
School terms 1-3 inclusive, Wednesday afternoons, 4pm-5pm
Group: Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) core group and sponsors
Summary of Activities:
The RCIA core group is responsible for guiding the formation process of catechumens and candidates. They conduct weekly presentations relating to all aspects of the Catholic faith with material from a structured programme, as well as share their experiences of life as a Catholic – the beliefs, the joys, the struggles, and the graces received. RCIA also offers adult Catholics an opportunity to enrich their faith journeys by being a sponsor.
Every Thursday 6:30-7:30pm throughout the year, with each core group member presenting 2-5 times a year. Core group meetings occur every quarter. Sponsors attend every weekly session with their catechumen or candidate.
Promote adult faith formation in an informal, supportive environment (over a cuppa). Each session consists of a video presentation by a renowned Catholic theologian, followed by reflection and sharing within the group.
Sessions are held very second and fourth Wednesday during school terms, starting at 10am and lasts for 1-1.5 hours depending on the length of the video series.