Saint Peter Claver Faith Formation - Growing Firm in the Hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Faith Formation is life-long, beginning in the Domestic Church of our homes.
As children we learn about God's love as we see the love between the adults in our family.
We feel God's love through the love given by our parents and grandparents.
We learn to live in God's love as we learn to love our family members with kindness, patience, forgivness and care.
We hear stories of Noah and the Ark, Moses and the Ten Commandments and other stories of our faith as children at home.
As Catholics we gather each Sunday for Mass as a community.
There we grow in our relationship with God through His Word in the Readings and are nourished by God through the Holy Eucharist.
Through Faith Formation at the parish we prepare to celebrate our Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, children and adults alike.
Through Faith Formation opportunities at the parish as adults we continue to learn about our awesome God and His Holy Church.
Through Faith Formation opportunities families can live out their discipleship together through retreats, prayer services and service to the poor and vulnerable.
Through Faith Formation the Domestic Church of our home is supported and enabled to flourish.
If you have questions as you look through our different opportunities in Faith Formation, please give us a call at (805) 526-0680. If we miss your call we will call you back as soon as possible.
Faith ~ A free gift of God that enables us to believe and to act on those beliefs.
Religion ~ ..."to bind together." A system of beliefs and practices intended to unite humans with God.
Ascend The Catholic Faith for a New Generation by Eric Stoltz and Vince Tomkovicz