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Ministry: Formation Ministries

Formation Ministries

The formation of our parish family is of highest importance as we deepen our relationship with Jesus and one another. The following programs exist for our parish family to fulfill this purpose.

Cross Step is for children ages 1 (and walking) through 4 years old who will engage in age-appropriate hands-on activities to teach them about the Catholic faith while their parents attend Sunday 9am Mass. Cross Walk is a small group-based faith formation program for elementary-aged children, grades K-5 offered on Sunday mornings throughout the school year. Each session is centered on the Gospel heard at Mass while offering small-group fellowship in a fun, safe environment.

Cross Train (grades 6-8) and Cross Road (grades 9-12) are small group-based faith formation programs for our middle school and high school youth. These programs offer faith and fellowship in a fun, social setting and safe environment!

Young Adult ministry group exists to engage with our young adults for fun activities to provide an opportunity for them to gather socially and engage in faith filled activities.

Adult faith formation is offered on Sunday mornings in between the 9am and 11:45am Masses. These sessions are opportunities to deepen participant’s understanding of the Catholic faith while connecting each topic to the reality of daily life.

Cross Road (9-12)

Cross Road is our high school youth ministry program. 9th grade is usually the 2nd year of Confirmation preparation (link to Confirmation page), and all 9th grade students who are not attending a Catholic High school should attend. All high school youth are welcome to attend Cross Road, regardless of grade.

Cross Road takes place after the 5:30pm Sunday Mass and meets roughly three times per month. We use a youth ministry model for “youth nights.” Participants GATHER together for a snack, fellowship, followed by a PROCLAIM given by an adult leader or peer leader. We then BREAK into designated small groups, led by adult group leaders to engage in deeper discussion of the evening’s proclaim. Small groups allow youth participants to build relationships within the groups and create a sense of community. Finally, we come back together to pray and to be SENT back into the world.

In addition to regular Sunday evening youth nights, youth are provided with opportunities to participate in retreats, socials and service projects throughout the session year.

Click here for the calendar.


Cross Train (6-8)

Cross Train is our middle school faith formation programOur goal is to connect the youth to each other, to our parish and church at large, and to God and Jesus ChristWe do this by creating a fun, engaging, meaningful, and faith filled environmentOur youth ministry model follows Jesus’ ministry on earth; gather, proclaim, break, and sendJoin us as we meet two to three Sunday’s a month from 6:45-8:15Learn, grow, and serve in our five social nights, five service projects, and prayer evenings included in our regular youth night program. If you are interested in joining, please contact Becky Cawley or Shawn Tenace.

Click here of the calendar.


Cross Walk (K-5)

Cross Walk meets immediately after the 9:00 AM Mass on Sunday mornings by breaking open the treasures of the Mass. Children hear a short “proclaim” in the Church challenging them to put their faith into action by living The Word heard at Mass. We live the Gospel and bring the Gospel to life.  Just as the USCCB’s National Directory for Catechesis says, “Catechesis both precedes the Liturgy and springs from it.”


Assisi Scripture/Adult Bible Study

All are welcome for adult bible study groups.


Brooke Kingston
919-847-8205 x 237

Young Adults Ministry

Hosting social, service, and spiritual events for those in their 20s and 30s. Single, married, or divorce; with kids or without – all are welcome!

Contact Tim Hetzel (919) 847-8205 x 238


Cross Step (Formerly Play & Pray)

Faith Formation for children up to five years old, who are not enrolled in kindergarten. Sessions are offered every Sunday morning (excluding holiday weekends) from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM.

Contact : Andrea Javier (919) 847-8205 x 489



Baptism Preparation

Meeting with and preparing our families with infants and children to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism through a once-a-month preparation session.


Martina Dumberger
(919) 847-8205 x 264