Commission on Christian Education and Faith Formation


Chair: Barb Steinman

Vice-Chair: Mel Graessle

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 of Adults: 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.

Other Areas:

  • Welcome (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 Minutes, May 4, 2023

By Linda Adams

Minutes from Education Commission May 4, 2023 Meeting Attendees: Mel, Kelly, Karen, Barb, Michelle Haggerty, Linda A. Introductions Michelle Haggerty, the new DRE, introduced herself and was introduced to the members of the commission. …

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The One Thing is Three

By Barb Steinman | June 3, 2023

Book study coming June 7… Wednesdays after 6 pm Mass for 10 weeks. Learn more about the Trinity, Wisdom and Works of Mercy with Father Michael Gaitley (author of 33…

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Attention all PSR families—

By Karen Blevins | April 13, 2023

Please join us for the children’s celebration on April 30!!!

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PSR April Classes

By Beth Wright | March 28, 2023

From the desk of…Beth Wright, Director of Religious Education

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