Faith Formation and Education
Faith Formation and Education is a lifelong, ongoing process for everyone. Our goal is to provide education, training, and experiential opportunities to help us all become faithful disciples, effective apostles, and good stewards.
We do that in a variety of ways at Blessed Sacrament. These opportunities include:
- Sunday Classes
- Weekly Classes and Study Groups
- Periodic Studies
- Classes for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith
- Formation for Lay Dominicans
Please read about some of these offerings below and check the weekly bulletin for more specific details. You are welcome to contact our Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization, Walt Sears, at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Direction of Religious Education, Marilyn Thornton, at email@example.com if you have questions.
We offer classes for children ages 3-18 on Sunday mornings from 10:30-11:45am (late September through mid-May). If you are visiting our parish for the first time in the middle of the year, you are still welcome to join! The yearly cost is $30 per child for the first two children in a family and $20 for each additional child. Scholarships are available for anyone who needs assistance. Contact Director of Religious Education, Marilyn Thornton, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for further details.
Click here for the full 2016-2017 Sunday School Schedule.
Sunday Forum is a lecture series that meets from 10:30am-11:45am on Sunday mornings from September-May. It is open to all and you don’t have to register to attend.
Take a look at the current schedule for details about upcoming talks!
Contact Director of Religious Education, Marilyn Thornton, at email@example.com for details.
Weekly Classes and Groups
Latin Class meets every Thursday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. The class is free and open to new participants! The class uses Wheelock's Latin as its text (7th Edition, but 6th Edition is ok), as well as other readings. Please contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is a lay organization dedicated to spreading the Gospel message through prayer, evangelization and works of mercy, under the special patronage of Our Blessed Mother.
The Legion has two main levels of membership, Active and Auxiliary. Active members attend the weekly meetings and devote some time each week to apostolic work. Auxiliary members pray the rosary each day, supporting the active members with their prayers.
If you are interested in joining us, we would love for you to come to one of our meetings. We meet each Saturday at 8:45 AM in the Holy Family Conference Room, behind the sanctuary of the Church.
Contact email@example.com to learn more.
Small Parish Communities
Small Parish Communities are groups of 8-15 adult parishioners who gather regularly to share faith and fellowship. Each is designed to increase engagement, affirm our Catholic faith, and reflect Christ's love to one another. For information about current opportunities to join a Small Parish Community, please contact Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization, Walt Sears, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Adult Studies
Exploring Catholic Beliefs
Exploring Catholic Beliefs is a series of classes that takes place each spring and fall. The class is both for those who are new to Catholicism and long-time Catholics to engage more deeply in fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church. Contact Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization, Walt Sears, at email@example.com to learn more.
Studies for Women
Other Bible Studies and classes
Classes for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith
Rite of Christian initiation for adults (rcia)
This course is for adults who are interested in becoming Catholic or exploring the Catholic faith. The class meets weekly on Sunday afternoons at 4 PM and you can join at any time.
Contact Director of Religious Education, Marilyn Thornton, firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Formation for Lay Dominicans
The Dominican Laity commit to living the pillars of Lay Dominican life through prayer, study, preaching, and community. The Washington Chapter of the Dominican Laity meets at Blessed Sacrament and welcomes inquirers who are interested in learning more!