Faith Formation

 

Adult

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is designed for persons age 16 and older who seek to enter the way of faith and conversion. It includes the catechetical formation and ritual steps to prepare for the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. This process is adapted for baptized Christians seeking to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church, as well as baptized Catholics seeking Confirmation and/or Eucharist. The entire parish supports Inquirers, Catechumens, and Candidates through prayer, liturgical celebration, fellowship, and serving as sponsors.

Sister Mary Paul Haase, 972-778-0326, mhaase@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Catechist Formation

Share your Faith with children of All Saints and help sow the seeds of the Gospel in today’s young people. And learn more about your Catholic faith in the process. Maybe God is calling you to be a catechist. No experience is necessary. Training is provided. Two catechists (or more) team up to teach each class.

Kathy McDermott, 972-778-0328, kmcdermott@allsaintsdallas.org

 

 

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

 

CHRP is a spiritual renewal weekend designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with others in their faith community. As Catholics, we are called to witness to one another the amazing things God as done for us. The CRHP process allows us to do just that—take a break from our busy lives, share our faith with others, and get to know God through his works.  It is an excellent opportunity for Catholics to renew their understanding of the basic beliefs and traditions of their faith.  Just as all of our other commitments need renewal, so does our commitment to Christ if we're to be faithful followers.

 

Barbara Hammond, 972-778-0325, bhammond@allsaintsdallas.org

 

 

 

Retreats

Parishioners are invited to attend an annual retreat at Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, located on the peaceful shores of Lake Lewisville, in Lake Dallas, Texas. It is a silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Private accommodations, meals, prayer talks, and individual spiritual direction are all included.

Men’s Retreat: Tripp Yarbrough, 972-788-2989, ty@a-aaa-agency.com

Women’s Retreat: Andrea Popp, 972-980-7876, a.popp@tx.rr.com

 

Young Adult Ministry

A dynamic and growing ministry of fellowship, service, prayer and study geared toward college students, singles, engaged and married couples, and young families. "Encounter" Eucharistic adoration with lectio divina and Faith Discussion on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Men's and Women's small groups meet weekly. Newman Catholic Campus Ministry meet throughout the school year on UTD campus.

Joshua Clemmons, 972-778-0363, jclemmons@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Vocation Awareness

This ministry encourages vocations to the priesthood and religious life by such means as banners and literature containing vocation stories from priests, sisters, and their family members. Adoration and the rosary are offered for vocations in the Chapel on Thursday evenings. Group meetings are held as needed.

Brandee Nelson, 214-912-4820, bnelson1974@msn.com

 

Parish Resource Library

The Parish Resource Library in the Kamel Life Center houses an extensive collection of books, periodicals, audio and video recordings, and equipment for the use of parishioners. P.A.C.E. (Parish Adult Christian Enrichment) monthly book table makes available for purchase books and religious articles after every morning Mass on the third Sunday of the month. The staff consists of a professional librarian and volunteers from the parish. Library programs include special exhibits and speakers several times throughout the year.

María Isabel García, 972-778-0327, library@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Adult Education

Little Rock Scripture Study

Using the Little Rock Scripture study materials, participants view videos or listen to audiotapes on particular Biblical books or themes, and participate in shared prayer and group discussions Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Kathy McDermott, 972-778-0328, kmcdermott@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Living Matrimony

This parish-based program is for married couples to gather together to strengthen their marriages through Christ. The purpose of Living Matrimony is to form a small community in which couples can focus on their love for God and each other. Christ brought us together and He wants us to succeed. If He is at the center of our relationship, we cannot fail.

David and Christy Mora, 214-418-7571, christi.m.mora@gmail.com

 

Sunday Morning Adult Education Series

Join us for an educational journey to learn more about our Catholic faith. Look for announcements in the bulletin on dates, times and curriculum.

Kathy McDermott, 972-778-0328, kmcdermott@allsaintsdallas.org

 

That Man is You!

This program transforms men, families, and society as it presents the vision of man fully alive. It combines the teachings of the Church and wisdom of the saints with the best research from modern science in an interactive multimedia format. That Man is You! puts this vision within the grasp of every man. Held Tuesday mornings at 6:00 a.m. beginning with breakfast!

Kathy McDermott, 972-778-0328, kmcdermott@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Women’s Bible Study

This group gathers to pray, study Scripture, and share with one another. Meetings are Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. in the Kamel Life Center. To facilitate the celebration of Mass, members count and package hosts once each month.

Sharon Martini, 972-661-9843, r_smartini@sbcglobal.net

 

Children and Youth

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children

RCIA adapted for children is the two-year process by which children over the age of reason and under the age of 16 enter the Catholic Church. The program operates in conjunction with the parish Religious Education program for children.

Sister Mary Paul Haase, 972-778-0326, mhaase@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Children’s Faith Formation

Religious education for children 3 years old through 5th grade is held on Sunday mornings. Second graders prepare for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Volunteers serve as teachers, assistants, clerical help, special event coordinators, and hall monitors. For information or to register, please contact the Religious Education Department.

Kathy McDermott, 972-778-0328, kmcdermott@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Vacation Bible School

This is a fun and faith-filled annual week long summer program for children. Look for announcements in the bulletin during spring.

Kathy McDermott, 972-778-0328, kmcdermott@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Junior High Faith Formation

Religious Education for students in grades 6 - 8. Seventh and eighth grade students prepare for Confirmation. Classes are held on Sunday afternoons during the school year. Classes are also available for Jr. High and High School students needing First Communion. Registration forms are available online at www.asymdallas.org. Volunteers serve as teachers, assistants, special event coordinators, and hall monitors.

Matthew Woyak, 972-778-0330, mwoyak@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Junior High Youth Ministry

Our Junior High Youth Ministry program provides youth in grades 6 - 8 with opportunities to deepen their faith lives and grow as disciples of Christ through different events throughout the year such as Saints Alive, fall and spring lock-ins, summer activities, service projects, and much more! Adult volunteers serve as chaperones and drivers, event coordinators, small group leaders and positive Catholic role models. More information can be found at www.asymdallas.org.

Matthew Woyak, 972-778-0330, mwoyak@allsaintsdallas.org

 

High School Bible Study

Teens are invited to study Scripture in eight week segments from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. These studies are topical and change from semester to semester. Bible studies are small, group-based and are led by adult volunteers.

Paul Bianchi, 972-778-0368, pbianchi@allsaintsdallas.org 

 

High School Life Nights

Outreach night for youth and friends in grades 9 - 12 beginning with praise and worship music, followed by a mix of games, videos, skits, guest speakers, witness talks, and small group discussions. Adult volunteers plan and lead Life Nights, and provide dinner on Sunday nights from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m.

Paul Bianchi, 972-778-0368, pbianchi@allsaintsdallas.org

 

High School Youth Ministry

Being Catholic is more than being able to recite facts from a book; it is an encounter with a person. This ministry allows youth in grades 9 - 12 to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church through dynamic programming with other teens. Adult volunteers support the teen activities.

Paul Bianchi, 972-778-0368, pbianchi@allsaintsdallas.org