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Saint Ignatius Loyola
Hicksville, New York
Est. 1859

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Adult Faith Formation


Deacon George A. Mais, Jr.

Our Mission

The Adult Faith Formation Team at St. Ignatius Loyola Parish is dedicated to the vision and practice of lifelong learning in faith. This is in accordance with the Church’s call to give primacy within the catechetical and religious education ministry to the faith formation of adults. The team’s primary focus will be to develop educational and spiritual programs that respond to the needs and concerns of the adult members of our parish community. The team seeks always to be open to growth and to new possibilities that provide a suitable environment for adult learning.


Our Goals

  • To survey the educational and spiritual interests and needs of our St. Ignatius Loyola  Parish Community.

  • To identify community and societal issues with which an adult catechetical program should be concerned.

  • To analyze our survey results and establish priorities among the various interests and needs identified,

  • To formulate both short and long-term goals and directions for the program.

  • To invite outside facilitators that promise to challenge and deepen our faith.

  • To perform periodic program evaluation.



Adult Confirmation

Sessions are held to prepare adults who have been baptized and received the Eucharist for the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation.  These weekly meetings begin in February and continue until Pentecost (late May or early June)

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Team Member: 

Process to assist those considering becoming baptized members of the Catholic Church or those who have been baptized and have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation.  The team meets with those interested on Sunday mornings after the 9:30am Mass to discuss the Sacred Scriptures and the truths and teachings of the Church.

Sunday Scripture Group

Members discuss and pray with the upcoming week's Sacred Scriptures using the readings and materials provided.  This group meets in the fall (October to November) and in the spring (March to April) to encourage Catholics to read the Bible.  The group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm and on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.  This fall 2010 we are planning to study the Book of Exodus.

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date last changed: 12/09/2010
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