Lifelong Faith Formation

Lifelong Faith Formation

At the heart of catechesis we find, in essence, a Person; the Person of Jesus of Nazareth. 

Faith formation in Cathedral of St Joseph

Faith formation informs, forms, and transforms the person – whether child, youth, or adult – into a robust, vital, and life-giving Christian faith that is holistic: a way of the head, the heart, and the hands. Please see opportunities to get involved below.

Resources For Your Family

FORMED: Catholic Media On Demand

FORMED On Demand is a subscription service offering access to thousands of studies, films, audios, and ebooks.Discover great digital media from over 40 of the best Catholic content producers including the Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, the USCCB, Catholic Answers, EWTN, St. Paul Center, Marian Press, Sophia Press, Knights of Columbus, FOCUS, and many more. Through its online platform and free mobile apps for iOS and Android, FORMED has helped individuals and communities know, love, and share their Catholic faith.

Active Cathedral Parishioners can REGISTER FOR FREE thanks to our generous benefactors!

With FORMED, you can:

  • Prepare for Sunday Mass by watching an insightful five-minute video by renowned Catholic teachers
  • Enjoy a movie with your family that is both nourishing and entertaining
  • Enrich your marriage with the award-winning video Beloved: Finding Happiness in Marriage
  • Help your children grow in character and embrace the beauty and wonder of the Faith

Registration is easy and FREE!

  1. Visit formed.org/signup
  2. Select your parish
  3. Register with your name and email address.
  4. Check your email account for a link to begin using FORMED!


Contact:

Julie Gramlich

Marian Family Conference

There is no cost to attend this event! 

When: 

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:

  • St. Joseph Cathedral, 2305 West Main Street, Jefferson City.
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Contact:

Bob Asahl

JP2 Young Adults

JP2 Young Adults is a community of young adults (18-39ish) of the Jefferson City area, based out of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. With a mission of building intentional relationships, we aim to grow closer to Christ, His Church, and each other through small groups and social events.

Inspired by Saint John Paul II, we seek to be an intentional community that walks with each other on the journey towards Jesus Christ and to be a witness to those around us.


Contact:

Julie Gramlich

Julie.g@cathedraljc.org

Faith Formation

 

Faith formation seeks to help people:

  • Grow in their relationship with God for the whole of life
  • Live as disciples of Jesus at home, at work, in the community, and in the world
  • Develop an understanding of the Bible and their faith tradition
  • Deepen their spiritual life and practices
  • Engage in service and mission to the world
  • Participate in the life and ministries of their faith community

Contact:

Julie Gramlich

Julie.g@cathedraljc.org

Bible Study Groups

A women's bible study group meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Room.  All women are welcome to attend.

Contact:

Charlotte Wening

charlottewening@hotmail.com


A Scripture study group meets on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. in the Mary Room.  All are welcome to attend.

Contact:

Ed Bode

edobed@embarqmail.com

Fulfilled Study Session

November 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Fulfilled Study Session

December 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Fulfilled Study Session

December 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Fulfilled Study Session

December 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Fulfilled Study Session

December 26 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Faith Formation Events:

Parish Schools of Religion

Parish Schools of Religion (often referred to as “PSR”) provide catechetical instruction to children and youth who attend public schools, so that young people can grow in intimacy with Jesus, be knowledgeable about their faith, and integrate the teachings of the Gospel into their lives. Parish religion programs also prepare young people for the reception of first sacraments.

These programs are often facilitated by parishes with a team of Catechists who serve, pray with and teach children within the parish in a class setting. These Catechists volunteer with the support of the parish religious education standards and procedures.

Parish schools of religion typically consist of weekly classes in religion for Catholic children who do not attend Catholic school. These classes are designed to help parents in their task of teaching their children the Catholic faith.

Parish Schools of Religion at Cathedral of St Joseph

At our parish, PSR consists of weekly classes in religion for Catholic children who do not attend Catholic school. We have designed our program to help parents in their task of teaching their children the Catholic faith.

PSR meets most Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 8:00 PM.


Contact:

Cara Sue Cockerham

Growing in Faith

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."

MATTHEW 21:19-20 (NABRE)

Thus, the teaching mission of the Church comes from Christ himself. The responsibility for fulfilling that mandate passes on unchanged to the bishops and to all Catholics.

Within each Catholic diocese, the diocesan bishop is its principal teacher.  He is assisted by clergy, religious, and lay men and women who serve as educators and catechists in Catholic institutions, including elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, seminaries and parishes.

Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God intended to inform the faith community and candidates for initiation into the Church about the teachings of Christ transmitted by the Apostles.  It also involves the lifelong effort of forming people into witnesses to Christ and opening their hearts to the spiritual transformation given by the Holy Spirit.

The teaching authority of the Catholic Church, called the Magisterium, lies with all of the bishops who are led by the pope and guided by the Holy Spirit.  The pope and bishops are the authoritative teachers in the Church.

In the Diocese of Jefferson City, there are many opportunities to grow in one's faith. Each parish provides faith formation for children, teenagers and adults. This is often in our schools, Parish Schools of Religion (PSR), Bible studies, and lay movements, such as Cursillo, Marriage Encounter, Teens Encounter Christ and more.