Religious Formation (Religious Education Teachers)
“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them for the Kingdom of God belong to such as these.” (Mk. 10:13)
We are fortunate to have parents, grandparents, young adults fulfilling the role as Religious Education teachers. They are motivated individuals who come to share and teach their faith to the students of our parish, which includes, morals for everyday life. The teachers share the Catechism with the students through various forms of media provided by the Diocese and the Parish. As time moves on we are forever Grateful for those who come to share and participate in our program If you would like to join our program training and subject materials will be provided by the Parish. Upon completion of training you will become a part of one of the classes are conveniently held during the week. If you feel that you would like to become a part of the program contact: Deacon Sonny Pagnotta, 631-698-3149.
Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
“Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature” (Mk. 16:15)
The Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is vital ministry used by the Catholic Church to initiate adults who are seeking a relationship with God in Christ. It is designed to ready them for baptism, confirmation and Eucharist, the sacraments of Christian Initiation. Members of the Saint Frances faith community are invited to participate in the RCIA rites. In becoming a member of this team, you will come to share scripture reflections as you provide leadership to those who are struggling to find Christ within their lives. You may also be blessed to be asked to sponsor that one person in search of God, and if needed accept the challenge to be godparents for the catechumens. Program Contact: Janet Lang, through the Parish Rectory 631-732-8445.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Their principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Membership is limited to practicing Catholic men who are at least 18 years of age. For the young adults less than 18 years of age, the Knights of Columbus sponsors youth ministry referred to as the “Squires.” Their goal is to lead them to Christ while showing them how to be part of the Church as they plan scheduled meetings and service events. For further information and consideration please contact: Frank Raffaele, 631-775-8039 or http://mothercabrinikc.com/.
The Ministry of the Columbiettes is a unified body of Catholic women who work side by side with The Knight of Columbus. Their multiple achievements are soundly based upon their religious convictions of Christianity. The Columbiettes are a dynamic group of a women who actively work towards goals through unity and understanding. If you are willing to share your talent with the community please contact: Doris Gallagher, through the Parish Rectory, 631-732-8445.