Faith Formation

Opportunities for Faith Formation 

Children's Ministry


Sunday School:
St. Columba provides faith formation for children in grades K-5 on Sunday mornings between the two Masses (10:15am-11:15am). The morning begins with community-building games, a prayer, and a song. Then, the children break up into small, age-based groups using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies curriculum to reflect upon the Sunday Gospel, learn practical ways to apply the Gospel lesson to their lives, and look at related Catholic doctrine.  We begin on Sept. 17, 2017.  Registration forms available in the parish office.  

Sunday School Schedule 2017-2018

Family Mass:
The last Sunday of the month is a special opportunity for young families with children to participate in the 11:30am Family Mass. During this Mass, we try to present a Eucharistic Liturgy directed towards the needs of some of our younger members, with special readings and prayers, and greater opportunity for their engagement.  Please join us again on:  Sept. 24 and Oct. 29 2017.  After Mass, all families are encouraged to participate in a monthly potluck lunch in the parish center.

Youth Ministry

Sunday Night Life Teen / EDGE
Youth Mass - 5pm Sunday (Labor Day - Memorial Day)
Dinner in Gym - 6pm
LIFE TEEN (grades 9-12)  - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
EDGE (grades 6-8) - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Click below for Schedules and Programs.  Bring a Friend and Share the Fun!

Southwest Catholic Youth Conference is Saturday, October 28th from 9am - 10pm in Farmington, NM



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Adult Faith Formation

It's Greek to Me Scripture Study

Beginning with a basic introduction to the Bible as our tool, join Fr. Kevin F. Novack, Pastor, in a weekly study of the Scriptures. Scripture Study is held Wednesdays (6:30-8:00pm) and repeated on Fridays (9:30-11:00am).

Sunday Liturgy is the heart of our week as Catholics, with the Scriptures proclaimed at that celebration meant to transform us. Fr. Kevin invites you to study and reflect together with him on those passages in preparation for Sunday. Come as your calendar permits; It’s Greek to Me will be offered throughout the year. Join together, grow in faith.
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Sunday Night Adult Faith Formation

Now is the Time of Mercy! It is not too late to join our adult faith formation group meeting Sunday evenings. Divine Mercy In the Second Greatest Story Ever Told is a dramatic 10-session journey featuring best-selling author and popular speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. Fr. Gaitley weaves a tapestry of wonder and beauty from the threads of the dramatic history of Poland, the transformative message of St. Faustina Kowalska, the prophetic apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the powerful witness of        St. Maximillian Kolbe, and the world-changing papacy of Pope Saint John Paul II. These video presentations and discussions will allow participants to explore and experience the consoling message of Divine Mercy. 
Please join us every Sunday evening for Mass at 5pm, followed by dinner with the youth. Immediately following dinner (6:30pm) in the parish office chapel we will watch a short video and conduct a small group discussion of Divine Mercy In the Second Greatest Story Every Told, concluding at 8pm.

Women's Faith Sharing Group

The Women’s Faith Sharing Groups, open to all adult women, gather twice a month -- choose the day/time that best suits your schedule: either the 2nd and 4th Mondays (5:30-7pm) or the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (3:30-5pm). The focus of each discussion is the book Love: Building Healthy Relationships written by Peter Scazzero. Attendees are responsible for providing their own books.

Men's Faith Group

Brothers Bound in Christ: Men of the parish, it’s not too late to join the newly reconstituted Catholic men’s group that was That Man is You! The new program is Crossing the Goal, a weekly, short, sportscasting-style video presentation, followed by small group discussion. This is a great opportunity for men of the parish to grow in faith and discipleship. Join us Thursday mornings in the parish center. Doors open at 6am with coffee available; content begins at 6:15 and goes until 7:30am.

RCIA

Is Jesus calling you? St. Columba Parish has Inquiry sessions in the parish office kitchen on Sundays (10:15am). Inquiry is the starting place for adults thinking about entering the Catholic Church. In the inquiry stage, people can learn more about Jesus, Christianity, and the Catholic faith.

St. Columba Catholic Church has dedicated leaders and catechists to help answer your questions about the Faith -- a faith we love and treasure as a gift from God, through his son, Jesus.

We also invite you to our monthly potlucks at 6:00pm on the first Thursday of each month where we enjoy food, fellowship and faith.Potlucks are held in the parish center.

For more information, please contact Judy Sturdevant, RCIA Director,
970-247-0044, Ext. 18 or jsturdevant@stcolumbacatholic.org

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