Faith Formation

This page lists the schedules and registration information for the many Faith Formation classes and programs provided by the Religious Education and Youth Ministry Commissions.

Please check-out the Faith Formation Commission to see descriptions of the many ministries and how they fit into the parish organization.

Welcome Parents!  This year the Faith Formation Department is offering many opportunities for our families to deepen their faith and grow together.  We have added Adult Formation classes conveniently scheduled during our Children's Faith Formation Programs.  All parents, grandparents and guardians are welcome to attend any class.  Please feel free to drop in as you wish or call the Faith Formation Office to confirm your attendance.
Thank you for supporting our programs!  
Please contact Sue Torres at storres@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or at 830-980-2268, ext. 211.  Justine Hernandez at jhernandez@stjoseph-honeycreek.org or at 210-771-3802.
"May the Glory of God surround you today!"

 

Faith Formation High School 2017-2018 Calendar

Faith Formation K-8 2017-2018 Calendar

 

Attention all Families Preparing for Sacrament of First Holy Communion

The celebration of the Eucharistic Liturgy is the central point around which parish life and Faith Formation flow.  We are excited to assist you and invite you to prepare your child for the Sacrament of Holy Communion, as we share this responsibility.  Sacramental Preparation IS NOT done in the Faith Formation Classes, so we do request your attendance at two required parent meeting and two required Sacramental Retreats. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sue Torres at 830-980-2268 or storres@stjoseph-honeycreek.org.   
Please mark your calendar for the following meeting dates/times:

English Parent Meeting 2: Sunday February 4, 2018 during classes OR Wednesday, February 7, 2018 during classes.  Both will be in the Education Building.  Rooms To be Determined.
Spanish Parent Meeting 2:  Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 10:45a.m.-12:00p.m. in room 202.
Bilingual First Communion Masses:  Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10:00a.m. OR 2:00p.m. in the main church.  Details to follow!!

 

 

  • Faith Formation Classes

    K to Grade 5: Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image
    Grades 9-12: Rick Zapf, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Mailbox image
    Edge: Charles Noll, Director of Middle School Faith Formation - Edge, RCIA, RCIA adapted for Children, ACTS Mailbox image
    Traditional Middle School: Charles Noll, Director of Middle School Faith Formation - Edge, RCIA, RCIA adapted for Children, ACTS Mailbox image
    Spanish (7 yrs and older): Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image
    Special Needs: Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image

    Class Schedule

     2017-2018 Classes

    Elementary K – Grade 5

    A) Sunday 9:15 am to 10:30am
    English Speaking
    B) Sunday 10:45 am to 12:00 pm
    Spanish speaking only
    C) Sunday 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
    English Speaking
    D) Wednesday 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
    English Speaking
    E) Wednesday 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
    Alternative Needs Faith Formation

    Middle School Grade 6 to 8 / EDGE

    F) Sunday 9:15 am to 10:30 am
    Traditional Faith Formation
    G) Sunday 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
    Traditional Faith Formation
    H) Wednesday 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
    EDGE Night

    High School Grade 9 to 12

    K) Sunday 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm

    L) Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

    Fees

    Fall 2017 Fees

    Registration is ongoing now!
    $75 for one child, $100 for two, 3 or more $125

    *All Registration fees must be paid by August 1 to avoid a $25 late fee.
    *Registration closes August 31.

    For more information, please contact Sue Torres, Director of Faith Formation.

    2017-2018 Faith Formation Family Registration

     

     

  • Adult Faith Formation

    St. Joseph - Honey Creek offers an assortment of opportunities for spiritual growth to the adults of our faith community.  We invite you to take grow in your spirituality, to deepen your personal relationship with God, and learn more about the rich traditions of our Catholic faith.  Click on the following link for registration information:

     

     

     

     

     

    Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation: Justine Hernandez, Adult Faith Formation / Facility Scheduling Mailbox image

    Class Schedule and Registration

     

    Use the form link to download and print the registration form.  Submit the completed form to the parish office.

    Adult Faith Formation 2018 Fall Offerings

    Catholicism Journey around the world and deep into the Faith. For the first time, in breathtaking, high-definition cinematography, the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Catholic Faith are illustrated in a rich, multimedia experience. Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Bishop Robert Barron to more than fifty locations throughout fifteen countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.

    Divine Mercy Renowned speaker and author Fr. Michael Gaitley tells the dramatic history of God’s love and mercy as interwoven through the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary at Fatima, the witness of Maximilian Kolbe, and the world-changing papacy of Pope St. John Paul II. Featuring the brilliant cinematic artistry of the Augustine Institute’s film studio, the vast panorama of God’s work of mercy in the world unfolds as a story to be experienced.

    Eucharist: Unveiling Scripture and Tradition "The Lamb of God," "The Bread of Life," "The Body and the Blood of Christ"... these are phrases we know from the Mass. But do we understand what they mean in the greater and deeper context of Scripture and Church teaching? Acclaimed author and teacher Dr. Brant Pitre rigorously digs down to the biblical roots of the Eucharist, through its foreshadowing in the miraculous events of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Apostolic teaching. We'll discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God's plan for our salvation.

    Hands and Voices Women’s Study Group Come for an evening of reading scripture to develop a greater understanding of who we are in the body of Christ Jesus, and how we function in it. How does the Holy Spirit function in me? What do I need to do? How do I get filled with the Holy Spirit? No books needed. Bibles will be supplied, or you can bring your own.

    Pivotal Players Bishop Robert Barron's CATHOLICISM series, an epic ten part documentary, took people around the world and deep into the Catholic Faith. The series aired on PBS and has been seen by millions. But there is still more of the story to tell. Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church's most influential people. CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.

    Psalms With Psalms: The School of Prayer, The Great Adventure moves from telling the Story to making it personal. While the historical books of the Bible recount God's creative and redemptive acts in history, the Psalms reveal Israel's response to God's covenant offer and serve as a model for our response to Him. Indeed, one could say that the historical books tell the "outside" of the story of Israel by giving an historical perspective, while the Psalms tell the "inside" story, which comes from the deeply personal perspective of one who is seeking God. Our communication with God is enhanced by a deeper understanding of the book of Psalms and of the individual psalms that reside in each of our hearts.

    *Resisting Happiness We all know the things that will make us happy, but we don’t always do them. Why? We’re resistant. With his signature combination of the profound and the practical, New York Times bestselling author Matthew Kelly helps you learn why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves . . . and how to start choosing happiness again. Resisting Happiness will inspire you to break through resistance so you can become thebest-version-of-yourself® and start living with passion and purpose. (*Participants will need to purchase their own book for this book study from a source other than St. Joseph).

    Symbolon Too often we try to live a faith we don't know or understand. Some of us stumble along with it, going through the motions. Others simply walk away. That's why the time is right for Symbolon: Knowing the Faith. Presented by the most trusted and compelling teachers and filmed around the world with stunning cinematography, Symbolon: Knowing the Faith explains the essentials of the Catholic Faith in a way that will inform our minds and inspire our hearts. Presented in ten sessions that are ideal for parish catechism, family instruction, and personal devotion.

    The Gospel of Matthew Take a journey through the Gospel of Matthew with Jeff Cavins as your personal teacher and guide. Discover the riches and beauty hidden in the pages of this "first" gospel. Explore deeply Matthew’s account of the Annunciation and Birth of Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ miracles, and the Passion.

    Who Am I to Judge? Discussing moral issues with family and friends can be a challenge in a culture that strongly promotes the idea that there is no objective truth. Speaking from a wealth of personal experience, renowned author and theologian Dr. Edward Sri provides 5 “keys” to enable Christians to oppose with logic and love what Pope Benedict XVI called the “dictatorship of relativism.” He also clarifies the proper understanding of what it means to judge, and the importance of making good judgments.

    Women of Grace The Women of Grace® Study Program leads women on an exciting journey to discover the gift of authentic femininity™, holiness of life, and woman's purpose and mission in the world today. Taking the Blessed Virgin Mary as their exemplar and spiritual mother, participants grow in the feminine virtues and the secrets of true fulfillment.

    Word of Life In Word of Life, a sentence of Scripture is offered twice monthly as a guide and inspiration for daily life. The fruits of Living the Word brings light to our life, makes us free, guarantees happiness, gives us peace, purifies us, is effective, obtains everything and brings about union with God. This study is part of the Focolare Movement.

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  • ACTS

    An ACTS Retreat is a Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners like you.  St. Joseph ACTS Retreats are held in a special, peaceful and quiet environment.  An ACTS weekend is a chance to relax and focus on your faith journey.  Holy Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church are the guide for the movement.

    Women's ACTS: Tammy Frost Mailbox image
    Men's ACTS: Paul Barton Mailbox image
    Men's ACTS (Spanish): Norberto Mendez Mailbox image
    Teen ACTS: Rick Zapf, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Mailbox image
    Women's ACTS (Spanish): Santos Medina Mailbox image

    Men's ACTS Retreat

    Upcoming Retreat Dates:

    ACTS Men's Retreat

    February 8 - 11, 2018

     

    Spanish Men's ACTS Retreat

    February 22 - 25, 2018

     

    Women's ACTS Retreat

    Upcoming Retreat Dates:

     

    ACTS Women's Retreat 

    June 14-17, 2018

    Spanish ACTS Women's Retreat

    November 3 - December 3,  2017

    Teen ACTS Retreat

      Upcoming Retreat Dates:

     

      Teen ACTS

    July 19 - July 22, 2018

  • Sacrament Preparation

    First Reconciliation / First Communion for Baptized Children in Grades 2-5: Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image
    RCIA / RCIA adapted for Children: Mike and Judy Pawelek Mailbox image
    Baptism:
    Baptism (Spanish): Freddy Mireles, Deacon Mailbox image
    Adult Confirmation: Mike Pawelek, Deacon Mailbox image
    Teen Confirmation: Rick Zapf, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Mailbox image

    Teen Confirmation Class 2016-2017

     

    http://goandgrow.me/forms/

    Adult Confirmation Class 2016-2017

     

    Note:  All those being confirmed will need to pick a patron Saint name for confirmation.  Also, the sponsor must be a practicing Catholic.  See additional requirements, below:

     

    • Only one sponsor is required.
    • A godparent must be Catholic, practicing the Catholic faith.
    • A godparent must be 16 years of age or older.
    • A sponsor must have received all Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation).
    • If married, a sponsor must be married in the Catholic Church.

     

    Saint name and sponsor information must be given to Charles Noll by your third class time.  Contact Charles Noll with any questions at 830-980-2268, ext. 266.

     

  • Vacation Bible School (VBS)

     

     

     

    Vacation Bible School coming Summer 2018

    Please contact Sue Torres in the Faith Formation Office for more information, by phone at 830-980-2268, ext. 211 or by email at storres@stjoseph-honeycreek.org. Thank you!

     

      

    Contact: Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image