Faith Formation

FAITH FORMATION (ADULTS and Young adults)

Adult Bible Study

Learn to read, study and pray with Scripture, to be more enriched by the Liturgy of the Word at Mass, and to apply the Word of God to your daily life. Various Bible studies are held at different times of day and days of the week.
Sr. Mary Paul Haase — 972-778-0326,    

Adult 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,

ALPHA

Alpha is an opportunity for young adults to explore their Christian faith in a friendly, open and relaxed environment. Each session has three key elements: food, a talk and discussion. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other. The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity. Probably the most important part of Alpha is the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.
Paul Bianchi — 972-778-0368,

Family Ministry

All Saints family ministry was created in response to our baptismal call as parents to be the primary catechists for our children and to support both parents and children in the mission of growing closer to Christ throughout our lifelong journey as Catholics. Resources and information will be sent home to families to help build the domestic church. We gather monthly to celebrate families in our community through different opportunities of faith sharing and fellowship.
Paul Bianchi — 972-778-0368,

Newman Catholic Ministry at UTD

All Saints supports the Catholic students in their efforts to build up the Catholic campus community, and to be the presence of Christ to all they encounter. For that purpose, this ministry sponsors events that proclaim the truths of our faith, offer opportunity for fellowship, and draw students deeper into a life of prayer, sacraments, and a relationship with Christ and His Church.
Paul Bianchi — 972-778-0368,

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. The Parish Adult Christian Enrichment (P.A.C.E.) monthly book table makes available for purchase books and religious articles. The staff consists of a professional librarian and volunteers from the parish. Library programs include special exhibits and speakers throughout the year.  Visit our online catalog.
María Isabel García — 972-778-0327, 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation for 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,   

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. Typically held weekly at 6 a.m., beginning with breakfast!
Kathy McDermott — 972-778-0328, 

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, 

Young Adult Ministry

A dynamic and growing ministry of fellowship, service, prayer, and study for singles, engaged and married couples, and young families. We provide opportunities to gather together for Eucharistic Adoration, men’s and women’s bible studies, and participate in events around the diocese. Other special events, service opportunities and fellowship are available throughout the year. Visit us on facebook.com/ ASCCYAM/
Paul Bianchi — 972-778-0368,

FAITH FORMATION (Children)

Children’s Faith Formation

Religious education for children 3 years old through fifth grade — secondgraders 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, 

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, 

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, 

FAITH FORMATION (YOUTH)

Junior High Faith Formation

Religious Education for students in sixth through eighth grades. Seventh and eighth-grade students prepare for Confirmation. Classes and small groups are held on Sunday afternoons during the school year. Classes are also available for junior high and high school students needing Reconciliation and First Communion. Volunteers serve as teachers, assistants, special event coordinators and hall monitors.
Andrew Darling — 972-778-0330, 

Junior High Youth Ministry

Our 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 IGNITE our Wednesday Bible Studies, Friday IMPACT Youth Nights, lock-ins, summer activities, service projects, and much more! Adult volunteers serve as small-group leaders, chaperones and drivers, event coordinators, and positive Catholic role models.
Andrew Darling — 972-778-0330, 

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 9th through 12th grades to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church through dynamic programming with other teens. Various ministry offerings throughout the year include retreats, service projects, and other opportunities for formation. Our weekly offerings include High School Bible Study which meets on Wednesday evenings and focuses on the upcoming Sunday’s readings using a Lectio Divina model and discussion; Illuminate Night on Sundays in which we dive into topics of the faith using a combination of fellowship, praise and worship, games, guest speakers, engaging witness talks and small-group discussions. We are always looking for adult volunteers to support the teen activities and model the faith to young people.
Chelsea Colomb — 972-778-0330,