Pillar of Formation
To grow as Christian stewards, all Catholics, young and old, must receive ongoing education (formation) in the faith. An understanding of stewardship is essential to bringing us closer to God because stewardship leads us to holiness.
Formation of each individual becomes part of the formation of the parish community. As members of the Body of Christ, the parish recognizes that it has a call from God to give and share His giftedness. Inherent within each individual is the need to give—to move from selfishness to selflessness. Formation helps ignite and inspire a life-long journey of conversion. As one grows more deeply in formation , the more deeply one loves as God loves us. This is true for the individual steward and for the stewardship parish.
The Pillar of Formation offers several faith formation opportunities for all ages, including formation on the sacraments, Bible studies, School of Faith, formed.org, the parish school, school of religion, YDisciple, youth summer programs, a kiosk full of books and CDs about the faith, and many more.
The Church recognizes that teaching the faith begins at home in addition to at Church. In addition, the Pillar of Formation provides Catholic resources that can be used at home to educate the family about faith and living a life of stewardship as we strive to support parents as first teachers of the faith.