Faith Formation

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.
Sister Mary Paul Haase — 972-778-0326 |    

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.
María Isabel García — 972-778-0327 | 
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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults — RCIA — is designed for persons ages 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!
Bill Bulmer —
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Women’s Bible Study

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

 

FAMILY / YOUTH

Family Formation

An intergenerational, family-based faith formation program involving a gathering in the name of Christ; caring, celebrating, learning, praying and serving, meets in-person on Sundays and in small group throughout the month. Families with children preparing to receive the Sacraments are required to be part of Family Formation in addition to their Sacrament Preparation Sessions.
Paul Bianchi — 972-778-0368 | 
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Sacrament Preparation (Ages 6-10)

Once a child reaches the age of six, they are eligible to begin a two-year preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. All families seeking First Communion for their children must be enrolled in and be part of Family Faith Formation. For families who have older children (4th grade and older) who are seeking the sacraments of Reconciliation and/or First Eucharist, one full year of faith formation (here or at another parish) is required prior to sacramental preparation.
Paul Bianchi — 972-778-0368 | 

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 | 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori approach to faith formation with children that began in Rome over 60 years ago. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori.
Stephanie Hemard — 214-491-8820 |
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Vacation Bible School

This is a fun and faith-filled annual week-long summer program for children run by a leadership team of adults and volunteers.
Paul Bianchi — 972-778-0368 | 

Junior High School Youth Ministry

Our program provides youth in sixth through eighth grades with opportunities to deepen their faith lives and grow as disciples of Christ through different events throughout the year, such as Bible Studies, IMPACT Youth Nights, summer activities, service projects, and formation classes. Adult volunteers serve as positive Catholic role models for these programs. 
Summer Brown — 972-778-0330 | 
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High School Youth Ministry

This ministry allows students 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 and 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. 
Kevin Cabrera — 972-778-0332 | 
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Young Adult Ministry

Our ministry is to shed light on the place and purpose of young adults in the Catholic Church through the many seasons of life they experience. We provide multiple opportunities for community and prayer such as men’s/women’s Bible studies, Holy Hour, and large group Formation & Fellowship events.
Kevin Cabrera — 972-778-0332 | 
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