Helping Others Grow in Faith
Faith formation is at the heart of St. Paul, and we rely on volunteers to help teach our children, counsel couples considering marriage, and mentor adults who wish to join the Church. We also sponsor weekly Bible studies for men and women. Our goal: to create a meaningful learning experience that will encourage growth toward God.
RCIA Faith Formation Sponsors
Contact: Fr. Patrick Hyde
Phone: 812-339-5561, Ext. 212
Sponsors mentor individuals participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program. Volunteers must be confirmed, practicing Catholics over the age of 18 who are willing to attend the RCIA sessions and be a friend to those they sponsor.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) Teachers
Contact: Bridget McIntyre
Phone: 812-339-5561, Ext. 222
CLW Leaders teach our 3- to 8-year-olds during the 10:30 a.m. Mass on a rotating basis. Preparation and time commitment are minimal. All training and materials are provided. Classes include the readings of day, a brief discussion and interactive activities. New volunteers will be paired with an experienced leader. Note: CLW is currently on hold due to COVID-19.
Marriage Preparation Sponsor Couples
Coordinators: Leonie Stewart and Cara McGowan
Volunteer couples sponsor engaged couples who are working through FOCCUS inventory, a pre-marriage tool that facilitates open communication. Several categories in the inventory are targeted to stimulate discussion on subjects such as families of origin, religion, careers, and finances, among others. The program reflects the mission of St. Paul Catholic Center to enrich the sacrament of marriage and to foster loving relationships. Training is provided.
Adult Bible Study
Coordinator: Hank Cooper
All are welcome and encouraged to join in our weekly Bible Study. Whether you can join us weekly or occasionally, you are welcome. Bible Study is currently on hold due to the pandemic.
Women’s Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study continues to meet every Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Zoom. We are studying the books of Tobit, Judith and Esther using the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series which we purchased on Amazon. If you are interested in joining us and/or have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org