St. Ignatius Catholic Church

CHRISTIAN FORMATION  

"Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you."
Matthew 28:19-20

CCD
Our parish faith formation program is held on Sunday mornings from 9:15 am to 11:15 am. Children attend classes twice per month, and their families choose between two tracks: Track 1 meets the First and Second Sundays, and Track 2 meets the Second and Fourth Sundays of the month. It is expected that families will attend Mass together either before CCD or after CCD. Parents are an integral part of the faith formation of their children, so they will be asked to be involved in their child’s formation sometimes during class time, and always by reviewing their lessons with their children at home. For more information, to register or volunteer contact Aimee Mottmiller 419-693-1150.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
This is offered for all our Pre-School, Kindergarten and First Grade students, and like the rest of our CCD program, is held on Sunday mornings from 9:15 am to 11:15 am. Again, parents choose between Track 1 (First and Third Sundays) and Track 2 (Second and Fourth Sundays). Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is rooted in the educational principles of Maria Montessori and focused on the Bible and our Catholic Mass. The children gather in an “atrium,” or room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials to help them absorb our biblical faith and the meaning of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a rich experience for children from the ages of three to six that gives them the opportunity to grow in love and knowledge of God through our Catholic tradition. Parents are welcome to attend with their child but it is not required. For more information or to register, please contact Aimee Mottmiller 419-693-1150.

First Sacraments
Children normally receive their First Penance and First Communion during their Second Grade year. Parents are expected to be actively involved in their child’s preparation. First Reconciliation is celebrated in the fall of their Second Grade year, and First Eucharist follows in the spring. To be eligible for First Penance/Eucharist, a child and family must attend two years of Christian Formation classes, normally in the First and Second Grade. Occasionally a child who is older may need to celebrate their First Penance/ Eucharist. These cases will be handled on an individual basis with additional material being added to their regular grade class material. In order to receive First Eucharist it is necessary, of course, for a child to have already been baptized. Any child not baptized at St. Ignatius Parish will need to provide a recent copy of their Baptismal Certificate. Enroll for first Sacraments by calling Aimee Mottmiller at 419-693-1150.

Rite Of Christian Initiation For Adults (RCIA)
RCIA (Catechumenate) is the process for bringing adults of other religions or unbaptized adults into the Catholic Church. Persons who are interested in joining the Catholic Church, their sponsors, and a group of current members meet, beginning in September. This small faith-sharing community will seek a deeper understanding of what discipleship in Christ is all about, and will celebrate the steps of initiation in liturgical rituals throughout the year.
Call the Parish Office for more information 419-693-1150.

Youth Ministry
St. Ignatius Youth Ministry offers high school aged youth an opportunity to experience faith sharing. Bible study, and general catechesis, as well as social opportunities and service projects. For more information contact our Parish Office (419)693-1150.

Young Adult Ministry
Young Adult Ministry offers the opportunity to gather together for support and guidance for those in their late teens, twenties, and thirties. For more information contact our Parish Office (419)693-1150.

Engaged Couples Conference (Pre-Cana)
Pre-Cana is an experience centered learning process for couples planning to marry in the Catholic Church. During the one-day conference, engaged couples put into perspective and communicate with each other their individual and shared priorities, values and goals. Married team members share their experience and the challenges of married life. Attendance at one of these days is a requirement of Catholic pre-marriage preparation in the Diocese of Toledo. To register call the Parish office at (419)693-1150. To work this ministry as a married team member call Julie Payeff at (419)697-0417.

Kateri Catholic Schools
A "pre-k" through 12 Catholic education is available to our families through the Kateri Catholic Schools of our deanery. There are four campuses:
Cardinal Stritch High School-Oregon
St. Jerome Elementary-Walbridge
Sacred Heart Elementary-Toledo
St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary-Toledo
For more information visit the the Kateri Catholic School website at www.KateriSchools.org

Parish Library
The Parish Library located in the Parish Life Center, a small library is available to parishioners to assist them with their spiritual growth. The library includes a range of book titles and some DVDs covering topics such as Bible study, Catholic Church teachings, parenting, marriage enrichment and spiritual life. A team of parishioners keeps the library in order and processes new books. To join the team call the rectory (419)693-1150.

Gifted And Called
Ministry Team members promote and facilitate sessions to administer the Spiritual Gifts Inventory to parish members, helping then to identify the charisms, or spiritual gifts they have received from the Holy Spirit. Parish members are invited to take the next step and use their spiritual gifts to serve our community in some form of ministry. If interested in serving on the team or taking the inventory call the parish office (419)693-1150.

Annulment
This is a declaration by a church tribunal that a couple's previous marriage (which has ended in divorce) lacked essential elements to be considered a valid sacramental marriage in the Catholic Church. A person seeks an annulment:
1) to put closure on a former relationship,
2) to receive an internal spiritual reconciliation,
3) to remarry within the Catholic Church.

Contact Fr. Mark Herzog for more information 419-693-1150

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