1005 West Main Street, Danville, IN 46122
317.745.4284 [email protected]

Faith Formation

Chair: Dave Adams | 317.538.1179

Volunteering/Participating in Faith Formation

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA is offered for those who are unbaptized, or who were baptized into another Christian tradition, would like to become a member of the Catholic Church.

Throughout the year, the RCIA program offers classes on a variety of Catholic teachings and doctrines, including Sacred Scripture, the Trinity, Salvation History, the Sacraments, morality, etc. Anyone may attend the classes, whether a participant in the RCIA program or not. If you would like to learn more about the subject of our faith, consider attending one or two (or even all) of the classes.

Classes meet on Thursday evenings starting in the Fall and ending around Pentecost Sunday.

Contact:

Jeff Earl

317.626.0811

[email protected]

Maureen Devlin

317.610.9384

[email protected]

Scripture Study and Adult Continuing Education

Opportunities to study various books of the Bible are offered throughout the year. Please watch the bulletin and check the bulletin board for detailed information. Study groups meet in the R.E. Building. In addition, we welcome suggestions for topics and subject matter to be presented and shared.

Contact: Tonya Earl  317.965.8484 or email at [email protected]

Sacramental Preparation: First Reconciliation and First Communion

Preparation for these sacraments takes place in the religious education program. Mary, Queen of Peace follows Archdiocesan guidelines that students in second grade be prepared to receive these sacraments. Both of these sacraments involve an emphasis on family, with parents playing an important role in the preparation and understanding of the sacraments. Children past the second grade level may prepare for the reception of these sacraments through the RCIC Program (Rite of Children’s Initiation). See further information in the Sacrament Policy Booklet.

Contact: Parish Office 317.745.4284

Youth Ministry

Our youth ministry program ministers to the 6th through the 12th grade level. It is a comprehensive youth ministry that encompasses a broad array of ministry and service projects. This ministry is all about and will always be about Jesus the Christ. Throughout the year we will have many events with the archdiocese and the local deanery (West). All events will be planned and run by the core team.

Contact: Matthew Fallon 317.745.4284, extension 13

Confirmation

This is a two-year program and includes instruction, sharing sessions, prayer, liturgical ministries and service. Each confirmandi is required to have a sponsor who is eligible to be a sponsor (i.e., over 16, confirmed and in good standing with the Church). The sponsors or parents are welcome to attend any of the sessions we offer.

Contact: Matthew Fallon 317.745.4284, extension 13

Religious Education

A comprehensive Religious Education Program for children (preschool through grade 8) is offered during the regular school year. Classes meet on Sundays from 9:10 to 10:20 a.m. Each student must be registered before attending class. The curriculum includes progressive instruction on prayers, sacraments, scripture, liturgy, Catholic tradition, and action in service and social justice. The ministry of Catechist is open to anyone interested in handing of faith to our children.

Contact: Matthew Fallon 317.745.4284, extension 13

Vacation Bible School

Each summer, Mary, Queen of Peace co-sponsors a Vacation Bible School with other churches in Danville. The program includes grades preschool through five. Vacation Bible School lasts for one week and includes scripture, prayer, music and crafts built around a common theme with an ecumenical understanding.

Contact: Beth Cherry 317.847.6576