Evangelization/Faith Formation

“I invite all of you who follow Jesus, wherever you are, to spend time every day renewing your personal relationship with him, letting him touch your hearts.” (Pope Francis)

So too, the Evangelization and Faith Formation Committee invites you to join us as we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ. We provide opportunities for all in the parish to share the living word of God.

The Evangelization and Faith Formation Committee (EFF) serves as a consultative body that supports initiatives of the parish’s catechetical and spiritual formation. Examples of this include: religious education, youth ministry, RCIA, family enrichment ministry, young adult ministry, and adult faith formation. Opportunities abound for parishioners of every age to build their faith by joining ministries sponsored by the EFF. You are invited to share your voice and vision in building future faith endeavors for our parish.

The EFF Committee generally meets each third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the Conference Room of the McCall Center.
Come and join us! Please contact the office to verify the meeting location and time.

Chairperson: John Messler
Marty Elliot
Madeline Garrison
Susan Goad
Sally Hechter
Doreen Hochlowski
Paul Melka
Julie Tomko
Staff Members on the Committee: Bridgit Goedeke, Charlotte Henderson, Sheila Bateman and Katie Lutz

Staff Contact – Bridgit Goedeke (443-981-3187)

Ministries or Groups that our committee serves include:

  • Religious Education for preschool and Kindergarten; Seeds Gospel Weeklies by Pflaum
  • Religious Education for Elementary School Grades 1 through 5; Gospel Weeklies by Pflaum and Alive In Christ by Our Sunday Visitor
  • Religious Education for youth grades 6 through 8; Catholic Connections by Saint Mary’s Press
  • Youth Ministry for grades 6 through 12
  • Young Adult Ministry
  • Adult Faith Formation supporting prayer groups
  • Bible study groups and workshops/ special event – Including Walking With Purpose
  • Sacramental Preparation for children and parents including Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist, Confirmation and RCIA for children and youth age 9-17
  • Vocation Awareness for all grade levels
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Mom’s Ministry
  • Spark Family Ministry
  • Sacramental Preparation for engaged couples using the Sponsor Couple program
  • Natural Family Planning education
  • Media Resources
  • Living the Eucharist or similar parish wide renewal programs
  • Parish retreats and conferences