2018-2019 Faith Formation Opportunities

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Grades K-5         
Classes are held on Mondays 6:15 – 7:30 pm @ the school on Good Counsel Campus.
Full Schedule TBD. SAVE Sunday Sept. 16, 11am for a kickoff mass for the children and families.

Grades 6-8        
Meet Monthly for service projects, faith formation and other activities. Schedule TBD.

REGISTRATION FORM

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Thinking of becoming Catholic? Perhaps your spouse is interested or you know of someone else who is interested? RCIA classes meet weekly to discuss what makes the Catholic faith rich, deep, and distinct. The process of faith formation follows the liturgical year of the Church and is punctuated throughout with rituals that bring you closer to communion with Christ and His people before culminating in reception into the Church during the Easter Vigil. Faith is a journey, a road we all travel. Don't be afraid to take your first steps with us. Contact Lisa Reid, lisaereid@gmail.com or 410-917-2266.

Baptismal Preparation
2nd Sunday of Month at Good Counsel after the 11 am mass.  
Check out parish website for more information. It is often a good idea to participate in the class before the child is born as you may have more time to do so.
https://www.southbaltcatholic.org/baptism/

Confirmation
Adults: Adults may participate if they are baptized Catholic but missed confirmation.   
Teens: The parish has a bi-annual class and this is the year of preparation. The group typically meets monthly for activities and catechetical preparation.

If interested contact Father Patrick Carrion at pcarrion@archbalt.org

First Eucharist & First Reconciliation
Preparation is throughout the year and typically received in the second grade. Any young person anticipating receiving these sacraments should have been enrolled in a Religious Education Program or in a Catholic School for at least one year prior to preparing for the Sacrament. Therefore, a child anticipating receiving these sacraments in Spring 2019 would have had to have been enrolled this past year in order to participate in the preparation program.  If interested, please inform Father Patrick Carrion at  pcarrion@archbalt.org

Marriage Preparation
For details on Marriage preparation review the parish website here: 
https://www.southbaltcatholic.org/marriage/ and the Archdiocese of Baltimore website here:
https://www.archbalt.org/marriage-family-life/

OTHER FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

Young Families Group
Many young families are gathering periodically for social events, networking, play dates for kids, Family Movie Night and more. Join the group to see what might interest you! You can also contact Trish Kear for more info at GillinP@calverthall.com
https://groups.google.com/d/forum/ccsb-young-families

Young Adult Group                
Many activities take place throughout the year:

  • Second Sunday Social: monthly after the 5 pm mass at Holy Cross, gathering for social evening
  • Believe in Tomorrow House: last Thursday of the odd numbered months (July, Sept., Nov., Jan, March, May) meet from 5-8 pm to cook a meal for patients and their families at the BITH at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Meet @ BITH, 1915 McElderry St., Baltimore, 21205.
  • Monday evening Scripture: @ Holy Cross Ministry House, 106 E West  Street   7:30 pm

Network into the group via our Facebook group (Catholic Community of South Baltimore Young Adults), our Google email group (Catholic Young Adults of Baltimore) or contact Beth at elizabeth.k.awalt@gmail.com for more information.

Men's Mugs & Mass
Thursday mornings gather for a mug of coffee at 6:45 am @ Holy Cross Hall
Throughout the year different books are read and discussed from 7-8am. Contact Father Patrick Carrion at pcarrion@archbalt.org for update on next book or just show up!

Women's Group
We
dnesday evenings @ Holy Cross Ministry House, 106 E West Street
Sometime scripture or reading a spiritual book with discussion. Contact Lisa Reid @ lisaereid@gmail.com.