Faith formation helps us grow in our relationship with God and live as His disciples. To be a disciple is to continue to learn and grow in the person Jesus has called us. Faith formation requires a genuine and active commitment to our faith.
Immaculate Conception Parish currently offers many programs for adult and youth faith formation, including group and personal study opportunities.
Baptism Preparation Class
First-time parents are asked to attend a Baptism preparation class before scheduling their child’s baptism, which are held by appointment. Baptisms are typically scheduled on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month after the 11:30 a.m. Mass, and on the 2nd Saturday of the month after the 4 p.m. Mass, if the schedule allows. For additional information, contact Pastoral Care Coordinator Barbara Fortkamp at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614)267-9241.
Practicing adult Catholics who have not been confirmed are encouraged to renew their baptismal promises and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Several classes are held to prepare the Confirmandi to receive this sacrament celebrated with the Bishop in the fall. For more information, contact Evangelization and Faith Formation Coordinator Mary Ann Rivera at (614)267-9241 or email@example.com.
Adult Bible Study
Adult Bible Study is an opportunity to treasure and learn from the Word of God. Bible study is held generally on Wednesday mornings. Courses vary in length depending on the topic and program chosen. For more information, contact Sue Beman at (614)268-6251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rite of Christian Initiation (R.C.I.A.)
The R.C.I.A. is the process through which persons inquire into and determine if they are called to live out their faith life as a member of the Roman Catholic community. R.C.I.A. is open to any adult who wishes to learn more about the Catholic faith, including those interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church. Meeting times are Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9 p.m. Adult Catholic parishioners are needed in a variety of volunteer capacities such as: companion sponsors to a candidate or catechumen, R.C.I.A. Team members, and Catechists. Contact Mary Ann Rivera at email@example.com or at the parish office (614)267-9241.
Alpha is an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a friendly, relaxed, open environment. It is open to all adults who are interested in encountering Jesus in a new and personal way and exists to reinvigorate active Catholics and encourage dialogue with others who may not know – or have fallen away from – Christ. Alpha consists of ten weekly sessions and a retreat featuring food, a short video and small group discussion. There is no pressure. EVER. Click here for more information.
This I.C. Men’s fellowship group meets every Wednesday evening at 8:30 PM and is open to all men of the parish. Each week the Gospel for the upcoming Sunday and how to apply the teachings of the Catholic Church to become better men, husbands and fathers. Contact parishioner Pete McCann at (614)262-0505 or call the parish office.
TMIY (That Man is You)
TMIY program’s content, which integrates modern science with authentically Catholic teaching, helps men better understand themselves, their wives and marriages, and their unique role in their family and society. Throughout the course of the intellectual and spiritual formation program, attendees will explore the teachings of Pope John Paul II, contemporary medical and social science research, contemplative insights of the saints and more. The content is designed with the purpose of equipping men with the tools they need to lead a life that is boldly counter to popular Western culture, but wholly united with the truth.
For more information contact Dan Cleary firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-402-4274.
Walking With Purpose
Walking with Purpose is a Catholic women’s Bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Personal study and small group discussion link everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. For more information visit https://walkingwithpurpose.com or contact MaryAnn Rivera at email@example.com.