Our faith formation programs for adults and children seek to care for the whole person in the Jesuit principle of cura personalis
We offer programming for children ages 3 and up, beginning with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based program that places an encounter with Jesus at the center. Through story and the use of materials, children connect the liturgy to the story of God and their own place within it. The traditional Religious Education program offers classroom instruction for grades Pre-K through 5th grade. Catechists draw lessons from Scripture and a textbook, engaging the students in conversations and questions about God, church, community, and faith. Our As One Family program draws the entire family together, including the larger STM community, around a shared meal as we unpack the scripture readings from the Sunday lectionary and discuss how it relates to our own lives.
Adult faith formation programming acknowledges that our faith is a life-long journey as we grow deeper into a friendship with God. We offer a variety of spiritual and educational offerings throughout the year including book studies, prayer series, scripture studies, classes, and speakers on practical and spiritual topics.
Our guiding principles include:
Be oriented to living the Gospel (evangelisation, catechesis, worship, social justice, magis)
Teach people how to pray (Relationship with Jesus)
Build community (church, family, society, etc.)
Be practical to our life issues (cura personalis)
Ignatian (Sharing the Spiritual Exercises)