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Faith Formation and Religious Education

God wants to share with you the perfect plan for your life.

He created you, He knows the inner workings of your heart, and He knows better than anyone the ideal path to give you great joy, peace, and confidence – even in the challenging times we live in.

The only question is whether you want to learn from Him.

At the Cathedral, we have several faith formation paths for both children and adults.

For Kids and Teens

For children in 1st Grade (or later), our Religious Education program can prepare them to receive First Communion.

Teens in middle or high school can prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

For young children, there is Children’s Liturgy of the Word at Mass.

To baptize an infant, or any child less than 6 years old, we offer a Baptism Preparation Class for the parents and Godparents.

For Adults

At various times during the year, the Cathedral offers a Bible Study where you can explore what God can teaches us through His Word.  If you’ve never studied the Bible, you might be amazed how relevant it is to our lives today.

If you want to find out how to become Catholic, or if you need to complete your Sacraments of Initiation, there is a program called RCIA that will prepare you for the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation.


Baptism Preparation Class

We are honored that you have chosen the Cathedral to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism for your child.

Since parents are called to be the first teachers in the Faith for their children, parents should be instructed on the importance of Baptism as a Sacrament. Given the scheduling challenges that parents face, we now offer a convenient online session on Baptism that you can complete at home. You can access the website via this link. There is an online fee of $9.95 paid to Ascension Press. A Certificate of Completion will be generated after the session.

We need a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate.

It is a tradition in the Church to have Godparents. Strictly speaking, however, the Sacrament of Baptism is valid even if no Godparents are chosen. Additionally, you can choose to have only one Godparent; but if two are chosen, one must be a Godfather and one a Godmother. ALL Godparents, however, must be Catholic to sponsor in the Catholic Church: therefore, they must be fully initiated in the Catholic Church, having received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Godparents must:

  • Complete the online Baptism session and provide the Certificate of Completion OR they can attend a traditional Baptismal Preparation Class at their home parish.
  • Provide a “Sponsor Form” from their parish stating they are Catholics in good standing.

Baptisms are held on the 2nd Saturday of the Month at 11:00 am, but alternate dates can be chosen that are convenient for your schedule.

Contact Jeanne Hogan at the Parish Office (561) 622-2565 for more information or to schedule an alternate date.

We must receive all documents at least two weeks prior to the Baptism.


Children's Liturgy of the Word

The homily at Mass can sometimes be a bit ‘over the head’ of young children.  For that reason, we offer an option for a ‘child-size’ view of God’s Word at the 10:30 am Sunday Mass (in English), or at the 12:30 pm Sunday Mass (in Spanish).

Just before the priest’s homily begins, young children are invited forward to go with adult volunteers where they learn about the Mass Readings and Gospel at their age level.  (Available during the school year.)


RCIA (Rite for Christian Initiation for Adults)

The RCIA program is designed for adults who are considering the Catholic faith, or for those within the Catholic faith who wish to complete their Sacraments of Initiation.

For those considering the Catholic faith, RCIA is a step-by-step process, with no pressure to commit to the Catholic faith, in which interested persons explore the beliefs and traditions of the Catholic Church over a period of several months.

RCIA meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:15 pm in our Family Life Center.

If you are thinking about becoming Catholic, or wish to finish your Sacraments of Initiation, then we have a place and plan for you.

Please contact Deacon John Beaudoin at (561) 622-2565 or via e-mail.