Catechesis

Catechesis and How to Become Catholic

Christian Initiation (CI)

Christian Initiation for Children (CIC)

Unbaptized youths, ages 7-17, prepare to celebrate all the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, First Reconciliation (Confession), Confirmation, and First Eucharist (Communion).

The Process

  1. Children and their parents will attend Family Catechesis Sessions on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm. Parents or Godparents MUST attend the adult sessions at the same time. 
  2. In addition to the Wednesday classes, attendance is required once a month on Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm. Parents or Godparents MUST attend with the children.  

See schedule for children

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Adults who have celebrated Baptism in the Catholic Church may prepare to celebrate Reconciliation, Confirmation, and First Eucharist.

Adults who are not baptized or baptized in another Christian denomination may learn more about the Catholic Faith. No commitment is made to become Catholic by attending the sessions.

Fully initiated Catholics who desire to grow in the Faith are always welcomed.

Sessions in English are held every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Cathedral Center. Please complete either an Inquirer Form for Adults or an Inquirer Form for Children.

See schedule for adults

For more details, please contact Peggy Hammett 903-592-1617 ex 119 or phammett@thecathedral.info

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Family Catechesis

Formal catechesis is only effective if accompanied by the faithful living of the Catholic Faith in the home in its fullness. So as to make this possible, the Cathedral offers formation in the truths of the Catholic Faith for the entire Family.

Every Wednesday evening, systematic classes are offered for grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. Parents are required to attend adult sessions at the same time. Adult sessions are available in both English and Spanish.

2019-2020 Family Catechesis Schedule

The children follow a curriculum that is carefully planned according to the teachings of the Church and the tasks of catechesis. Students who are preparing to celebrate a Sacrament, have reached the age of reason (age 7), and have attended at least one year of prior catechesis, will also attend regularly scheduled Sacramental Workshops. 

St. Mark Schedule          St. Luke Schedule

St. John Schedule           St. Matthew Schedule

 

Continuing your formation

The Catholic Women’s Bible Study has been meeting for the last 10 years. Our first-class materials are from Catholic Scripture Study International; a worldwide provider of Catholic Bible study classes with varying authors and DVD video lectures.

We meet from Tuesday mornings from 10-11:45 a.m. in the Cathedral Center from September to May. Class materials cost $50 with scholarships and babysitting available.

The Tuesday Night Bible Study has been meeting for the last 10 years and is open to both men and women. Our first-class materials are from Catholic Scripture Study International; a worldwide provider of Catholic Bible study classes with varying authors and DVD video lectures with small group discussion and individual study.

We meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Center from September to May. Class materials cost is $50 with scholarships available.

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