Faith Formation & Catechesis
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program provides the opportunity for those interested in the Catholic Faith to learn more and to determine if they wish to become Catholic. Catholics who have not received First Communion or Confirmation and other who simply wish to renew or return to their faith are also encouraged to join us. Please consider joining the RCIA process. We are ready when you are.
Studies show that a person will make the decision on whether or not they practice a religion by the time that leave high school. That makes high school ministry one of the most important ministries in the Church. Here at St. Paul, we have a vibrant youth program that leads teens to Christ and gives them the tools to be lifelong disciples. We have retreats, conferences, mission trips, and weekly gatherings. Life Teen also ensures that our teens at St. Paul belong to a holy community of teenagers making good decisions that help them on their journey.
EDGE Confirmation Program
We are excited to announce that we are using a new Confirmation for grades 6-8 here at St. Paul the Apostle Parish. The program is called EDGE and is part of Life Teen International, the largest Catholic Youth Ministry program in the country. EDGE gives middle school youth the chance to connect with the teachings of the Church on a personal level that applies to exactly where they are at in their lives.
Family Spiritual Formation
At St. Paul the Apostle, we are passionate about bringing our young people into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. We have dedicated catechists, engaging formation, and dynamic prayer experiences. We hope that this will be a place that feels like home for you. Welcome to St. Paul. Welcome home.
Sacramental Preparation Class
For children in grades K - 5 who have missed any of the sacraments as they are traditionally offered, we have a Sacramental Prep class to prepare your child to receive them.
S.P.R.E.D. Provides a nurturing community to children who are developmentally challenged and/or who have special needs in order to facilitate their experiences of God within our faith community. It is an educationally and spiritually founded program through which adult volunteers serve as special friends for our special children.
Are you in high school seeking to be confirmed into the Catholic Church? Our high school Confirmation program meets Monday evenings.
Home School Co-Op
Our Home School Co-op offers a place for homeschooling families to come together once a week for a co-op experience.
We serve families from various parishes across Lake County as well as Kenosha County in Wisconsin.
Each week we gather to study scripture, rather a particular book, a series of books or bible-related topics. Sessions may last several weeks or an entire semester. Bible Study is offered on Wednesday evenings and all needed materials are offered to participants at minimal cost.
Baptism Prep Class
The Baptism Preparation Ministry prepares parents for the baptisms of their children by reflecting upon the Sacrament of Baptism, parents' and godparents' roles after children are baptized, and the family's place in our faith community. First-time parents are requested to attend prior to their child's baptism. Classes are typically offered on the first Thursday of every month. Please register for a class by clicking the button below and then the contact button.