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St. Anthony of Padua

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FAITH FORMATION
 

Faith formation is a multifaceted process of religious education encompassing a process of lifelong growth in understanding of our faith. It is an essential part of parish life designed to reflect on and deepen knowledge of the basic doctrines, beliefs and traditions of the Catholic Church. Designed to strengthen and encourage active participation in all aspects of church life.  Faith Formation is offered for children, youth, and adults of all ages. Growth in faith is a lifelong process and is essential to the life of the parish. It is a unified process designed to connect life with faith by integrating spiritual, intellectual, personal, and
social growth.

We believe that the family is the primary influence on the faith development of children and therefore offer parent programs especially during preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist. Parent involvement at all levels is strongly promoted. Families are urged to participate regularly in the Sunday Liturgy for it is in the midst of the parish life in the celebration of the Eucharist that we become one with Christ and with each other.

Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place during our Sunday 9:00 am Mass.

Programs for Adults:

Baptism preparation for parents is offered ONCE A MONTH. Please call the office for more information.

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for adult who have never been baptized, coming from another faith, or baptized but un-catechized Catholics is offered at the convenience of the group.

St. Anthony's Parish is the host for Spring Marriage Preparation sessions.  It is an 8 week program with begins in May.  Please contact Trina Hawkes in the Parish Office for more information or to register for the program 

 

295 Brown St., Westbrook, Maine    (207) 857-0490

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