Commission on

Christian Education and

Faith Formation



Chairwoman-Linda Adams

Vice-Chairwoman-Barb Steinman

Secretary- Marilee Poulter

The Commission on Christian Education and Faith Formation provides the primary leadership among parishioners in fulfilling the parish’s responsibility for handing on the authentic tradition of the Catholic faith to parishioners of every age;  facilitating the ongoing conversion of Christian disciples; and preaching the Gospel in the local community by word, sacrament and service.

The Education Commission fulfills its mission by being the primary resource for identifying and prioritizing the catechetical needs and objectives of the entire parish;  assisting the pastor in establishing and reviewing policies, programs, and initiatives designed to meet these needs and accomplish these objectives; and assists the other parish commissions in the faith formation and educational aspects of their respective areas of concern.

Key Responsibility Areas

Order of Christian Initiation:  The preparation for initiation into the Church for adults and children of catechetical age will be a special ministry of the commission, ensuring that there are catechists and sponsors to accompany the catechumens on the way to full initiation in to the sacramental life of the Church. Programs also must be designed as to allow those baptized in another Christian denomination to be received into full communion as soon as they are properly disposed, and not according to a calendar or schedule.

  • Christ Renews His Parish and Renewal Movements
  • Marriage Preparation, Baptism of Infants and Formation for Family Life:
  • K-12 Religion Classes
  • Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation
  • Adult Faith Formation
  • The New Evangelization
  • Parish Faith Formation Library
  • Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious life

Education Commission Meeting, Sept. 2, 2021

By Marilee Poulter

Minutes, Education CommissionOur Lady of the Lake Catholic ChurchLake Ozark, MissouriThursday, Sept. 2, 2021 Roll Call and Introductions:  Present were Linda Adams, Karen Blevins, Mel Graessle, Kelly Hamrin, Father Medina, Abby Mullins, Deacon Paul and Marilee Poulter, Barb Steinman Commitment to Mission and Opening Prayer: Linda Adams Education Commission Charter:  Committed core team: 1. Linda Adams…

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Best Practices for Outreach to Divorced Catholics

By Monsignor Makarewicz | June 25, 2021

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In my homily for last Sunday, I used the Impressionist painters as the springboard to discuss the image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. These French painters responded to the rise of photography by demonstrating that the impression or individual perception of the artist, especially in regard to color and composition, still would hold great…

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Doing Business by the Good Book

By Barb Steinman | June 18, 2021

Please join us for an Adult Faith Formation study entitled, Doing Business by The Good Book. This study takes biblical principles and applies them to your business and work life, your home life and your everyday life! The study is based on this book written by David Steward. The book is not required but highly…

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