Adult Faith Formation
Cornerstone is a parish sponsored 26 hour retreat that takes place in the lower school building located on Elm Street in Oradell. There are talks, small group discussions, times of prayer, and a chance to just have fun with wonderful people who are interested in growing in their relationship with the Lord and his Church. The retreat begins on a Friday evening at 7 pm, and ends on Saturday evening at 9 pm. There is a Cornerstone Retreat for women and another for men. The retreats take place annually during the months of February or March.
The parish sponsors a program of Bible Study based on the Great Adventure Bible Series. Small groups of parishioners meet on a weekly basis to view professionally produced instructional videos on the Bible. Participants grow in their appreciation of the scriptures and in their relationship with God who speaks to us through his Word. Click here to register for one of our Bible Studies.
Sacramental Preparation / RCIA
Through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), a formal process instituted by the Church, adults are prepared for the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist. These three sacraments, referred to as the Sacraments of Initiation, are prepared for over a period of one to two years and are formally celebrated at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night.
Besides bringing people to the sacraments, this process helps those already baptized, to grow in their understanding of the sacraments which they have already received and it helps the parish better understand its responsibility to pass the faith on to others.
Our parish Vocation Ministry seeks to support and promote vocations through prayer and activities that establish a vocations-minded presence among both youth and adults within the parish. Through the prayers and efforts of our parishioners, our parish can encourage more young people to consider the priesthood or religious life or spend more time thinking about the meaning of marriage--helping individuals move toward holiness in order to discern God’s will in their lives. Contact: Tom Moran; Spiritual Director: Fr. Anthony Di Stefano