Many volunteer ministers, along with the parish staff, are dedicated to the catechesis of parishioners from infancy to
adulthood. Catechesis, a Greek word meaning "to echo", is about re-telling the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Briefly, there are three goals in the Catholic Christian formation process which are dependent on each other :
"It is crucial that our children taste and see the goodness of the Lord. Simple daily gestures—a hand on the forehead and a “God be with you,” as they head out for school in the morning. A tracing of the Sign of the Cross and a “God keep you,” before they sleep. Never let a day slip by where we don’t, in some small way, call forth the vision of goodness into the lives of our children."
Msgr. Xavier Pappu
Registration for the year 2020 -2021 being done from April 1st.
If you are registering your child for Faith Formation classes AND for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, you will be filling out TWO sets of registration forms!!!
Faith Formation Registration Forms:
1. Faith Formation Registration Form: English Spanish (PDF)
English & Spanish (MS WORD)
2. Faith Formation Behavior Code: English Spanish
3. Code of Conduct: English Spanish
First Holy Communion and Confirmation Registration Forms:
1. Process for Sacramental Preparation: English Spanish
2. Petition to Begin Preparation: English Spanish
3. Sponsor for Confirmation: English Spanish
4. Confirmation Name Report Form: English Spanish
Sacramental Preparation Handouts:
1. First Holy Communion Preparation Handbook English Spanish
2. Confirmation Preparation Handbook English Spanish
Download, print, and fill out these forms and return to the Faith Formation office .
Training is always free however a $10.00 fee is required for a background check. For more information, and an Ethics & Integrity Training Calendar, Visit the Diocese Website...
Tyler Diocese Faith Formation Site: http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/
Tyler Diocese Training Calendar: http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/ethics.htm
USEFUL WEB LINKS FOR CATECHISTS AND PARENTS:
|Pastor||Rev. Msgr. Xavier Pappu|
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2103
Phone: 903-295-7558 (res.)
Phone: 903-295-3890 x2102
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2101
|Music Ministry||Beth Kennedy|
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2107
|Faith Formation||Freeda Dasaiyan|
Phone: 903-295-3890 x 2105
SATURDAY: 5 pm
SUNDAY: 8:30 am, 10:30 am & 6:00 pm.
Sabado: 7 PM
Domingo: 1 PM