Commission on

Christian Education and

Faith Formation



Chairwoman-Barb Steinman

Vice-Chairwoman-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:  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
Faith Formation at the Cathedral of St. Joseph

Education Commission Meeting, November 4, 2021

By Linda Adams

Education Commission  Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark, MO Notes from November 4, 2021 Meeting  Those present at the meeting were Barb Steinman, Fr. Medina, Mel Graessle, Kelly Hamrin, Karen Blevins, Karri Brauman, and Linda Adams. Letter from Vicki Barb read an email from Vicki stating that she is resigning from the position of DRE.  Beth will be taking over the part-time position as…

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Hearts Ablaze for the Lord!

By Karen Blevins | December 14, 2021

With outstanding support from Our Lady of the Lake, 17 students and 11 parents attended the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) Nov. 18-20. Held in Indianapolis, IN, young people from all over the country attended this huge event where both the youth and adults got to experience the church unlike anything they have ever experienced before –…

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Advent – Prepare Ye

By Marilee Poulter | November 13, 2021

Advent begins on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Join Catholics throughout the 38 counties of the Diocese of Jefferson City in small group faith sharing this Advent. This program is free for use by all in our Diocese of Jefferson City and is available in English and Spanish booklets. Prepare Ye is a four-week, small group program…

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To Jesus through Mary… 33 Days to Morning Glory

By Barb Steinman | October 24, 2021

Starting in November, our Adult Faith Formation is offering a weekly Marian study for all men and women of the parish, full-time or part-time parishioners. 33 Days to Morning Glory During the 33 Days program, the small group will meet once a week to watch a short video together and then discuss. At home you…

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