Faith Formation

Christian Initiation into the Catholic Church

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the communal process through which non-baptized adults become members of the Catholic Church. It is also suitable for those individuals baptized in different faith traditions who are interested in becoming Catholic, or, for those who were baptized Catholic but have yet to receive the sacraments of Eucharist and confirmation. Weekly sessions are held from October through Easter and a team approach is used. RCIA team members must have a love of the Catholic faith and a desire to be companions for others who are discerning a call to a deeper relationship with the Catholic Church. While it is not necessary to have a theological background, it is important that RCIA team members be men and women of prayer who are able to speak openly about their relationship with God. For more information about this ministry,please contact Scott MacDonald

REFRESH-Prayer and Study Group

REFRESH is a monthly prayer and study group for those who wish to deepen their faith through the study of Sacred Scripture with the help of Catholic literature, well-chosen articles, and the highly acclaimed Little Rock Scripture Study Program. Additionally, members regularly break bread by going out for small bites and drinks together after a meeting and hosting quarterly potluck suppers. This is a wonderful group for those who wish to learn more about scripture while at the same time enjoying fellowship. [email protected]

Wisdom and Mature Spirituality Group

The parish Wisdom and Mature Spirituality Group is a community of men and women in the second half of life who are interested in growing spiritually and reflecting together on their interior life. This group meets monthly on Sunday mornings. [email protected]

Adult Faith Sharing Community

The Adult Faith Sharing Community meets bimonthly on a weeknight to pray and reflect on the Sunday scriptures. Parishioners are always welcome to participate without needing to make a commitment. [email protected]

Faith Formation for Children and Teens

Catechists in our Children’s Faith Formation Program commit to preparing for and providing weekly catechesis to children in grades K2 to 10 from late September until early May. Catechists at Saint Cecilia must possess a love of the Catholic faith and a respect for children. Catechists must have the desire to nurture the spiritual and religious potential of children. It is also important to be able to communicate well with parents, to prepare weekly lessons according to the provided syllabus, to be engaging, and to maintain a disciplined yet fun catechetical session. For more information about this ministry, please contact Scott MacDonald