Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

The Adult program provides opportunties for nurturing and and supporting a mature, adult faith. A variety of enrichment opportunities are offered, including the Sunday morning speaker series, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and individual Spiritual Direction.

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Adult Faith Formation (AFF) Speaker Series

The AFF Speaker Series provides opportunities for adults to nurture their faith, including a renowned speaker series on Sunday mornings after the 9:30 am Mass.

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Catechists for Children's Faith Formation (CFF)

Help children learn about our faith by joining the Children's and Youth Faith Formation program as a catechist.

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Children's Faith Formation

Children’s Faith Formation (CFF) classes assist parents in helping their children (3 years to grade 7) grow more aware of God and develop their own relationship with Jesus, while also learning and understanding Catholic belief, prayers, and identity.

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Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Designed to make the Gospel message relevant to the lives and experiences of young children.

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Confirmation

Preparing to receive Confirmation is a time of reflection on one’s faith. This allows the person to better understand, and take more responsibility for his or her relationship with God. At St. Ignatius Parish, Confirmation is a two-year program of preparation with the Sacrament received during 8th grade.

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Confirmation for Adults

Baptized Roman Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation are strongly encouraged to do so. The path depends upon one’s prior catechesis or instruction.

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Emmaus Young Adults

Our young adult group, ages 20’s and 30’s, meets monthly for social and spiritual gatherings. The group has initiated a monthly service project called Encounter to visit and share meals with the homeless in the parish’s neighborhood. Emmaus also steps in to volunteer at parish events and coordinates the Parish's Advent Giving Tree Project and the annual Creche display.

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Friends of Ignatius/Jesuit Alumni Programs

Friends of Ignatius is a community for those whose character and faith have been touched by Jesuit ministries.

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Good Word Book Club

An adult discussion group that brings together parishioners to read together, reflect and share learning about classic and contemporary faith topics.

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Guided Ignatian Meditations

This is an hour-long journey into the life of Jesus. Guided by a spiritual director, you visualize a story from the Gospels. You find yourself being in Judea bearing witness to Jesus' ministry. You're sure to walk away relaxed with your spirit raised.

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Manresa Gallery

Manresa Gallery juxtaposes traditional and contemporary art to highlight diverse expressions of faith. It provides a space for local and international artists to contemplate and expand spiritual practices through artistic expression and community dialogue.

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Men's Retreat

The Men's Retreat, a half-day event held in late October, is a special time for reflection and discussion on the meaning of the Word in the daily lives of men in our contemporary, pluralistic society.

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Returning Catholics

Are you a Catholic who seldom comes to church anymore? Do you feel separated from the Church in some ways? Are you running into obstacles in your personal faith journey? We offer support to encourage returning Catholics and to anyone facing obstacles or questions in the practice of their faith.

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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is for those wishing to be baptized as Catholics, for baptized Christians who would like to join the Catholic community, for baptized Catholics seeking preparation for First Communion or Confirmation, and finally for anyone reconnecting with the Catholic Church after a long absence.

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Sunday Morning Speaker Series

Occasional talks on traditional or contemporary theological, social or political issues. A series of lectures, geared to RCIA participants, but open to all parishioners, so that they might refresh or deepen their understanding of particular area of the Catholic faith.

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The Shop at St. Ignatius (Catholic Gift & Bookstore)

Located inside St. Ignatius Church, the shop offers a thoughtful selection of Catholic literature from contemporary Catholic thought leaders and authors, votive candles, sacramental selections (for Baptisms, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Matrimony) and merchandise reflective of a vibrant, diverse, Jesuit Catholic Parish.

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The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius/19th Annotation Retreat

This is an opportunity for "finding God in all things".

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Women's Retreat

The Women's Retreat, a half-day event held in late October, is a special time for reflection and discussion on the meaning of the Word in the daily lives of women in our contemporary, pluralistic society.

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Women's Spirituality Group

Following the Women's Retreat, help form a women's spirituality group.

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Youth Ministry

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