Faith Formation

Diocesan Catechetical Curriculum: https://richmonddiocese.org/office/christian-formation/?tab=11&sub=1


Vatican News: https://www.vaticannews.va/en.html


July 27, 2020

Christian Formation News.  You are ALL invited to an Encounter with Christ in Word and Sacrament!

We will continue to provide resources, material, guidance and assistance so that Adults in sacramental preparation and the families with children can meet the Lord wherever you are to continue growing in the faith and knowledge of God. Catechetical sessions for this year will be different, most of them online.

Please call the parish office or email Maria Morales at mariaelizabethmorales2001@gmail.com for more information and to register. Thanks!


Registration Form



“The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ.” John Paul II - Catechesi Tradendae (Catechesis in our Time), 5

“Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.”  Pope Benedict XVI - Deus Caritas Est (God is Love), 1

“On the lips of the catechist the first proclamation must ring out over and over: ‘Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen, and free you.'”  Pope Francis - Evangelii Gaudium(The Joy of the Gospel), 164


The formation of the children, youth and adults of St. Gerard Parish in the Catholic Faith is a vital and important ministy. 

Jesus was sent to reveal the deepest truth about God. He then commissioned His Church to do the same:  to teach about God, and to foster love of God and one another.