Begins October 17th

The Diocesan School of Christian Formation is a great way to deepen your knowledge and understanding of our faith, and to be certified, if you wish, as a Catechist!  As Catholics, we are all called to jump into being able to explain why we believe in teachings that go against the very culture in which we live.   We are a people who believe in Jesus Christ as the fulfillment of God’s will for creation, and we believe that the answers we need to bring our wayward and evil culture back to God are found in the study of our faith and in prayer.

Why should YOU attend these classes? Because….

  • You are alarmed at how our culture is being de-Christianized
  • You weren’t aware that our culture is being de-Christianized
  • You are a faithful Catholic who wants to understand Church teachings
  • You want to grow in your love of Jesus and His bride the Church
  • You want to effectively convey the truth of our Faith to your family
  • You’re just curious.

We offer 4 classes per year.  Classes begin in August, in October, in January, and in March.   This year we will study Liturgy and Sacraments, Christian Morality, History of the Church, and Social Justice, each with a different Professor.  Each class has an assigned text and readings, along with supplemental materials supplied by the instructor.  Texts are usually $10-$20, registration is $10.  Participants pay registration and purchase textbooks at the first class meeting.  (However, no one will be excluded for lack of funds.  If you have difficulty meeting the cost, please contact the Diocesan Office at 561-775-9544.)

Next class this season will be Christian Morality, offered here at St. Helen Parish with Deacon Bill Weiss, of St. John of the Cross parish.  Whatever else it involves, the Christian moral life begins with the experience that we are loved by God in an unimaginable, unfathomable way. The Christian moral life is our attempt to respond to the gift of that love.”  (from our author Russell B. Connors, Jr., Ph.D.)  Class will be on 6 Monday nights from 7 to 9 PM, starting October 17th.   Please call the Parish Office at 567-5129 or email to to put your name on the list so that we can have sufficient materials for you!Our Catholic Faith is beautiful because it’s rich and deep, and knowing this faith better satisfies our souls’ hunger for Beauty, Truth, and Goodness.  You’ll make