Formation is lifelong, for all ages and generations, rooted in the life of the Church. Faith-filled and educated adults are pivotal for renewed life in our parish and households. Children, youth, and adults experience formation in a variety of ways; while gathered with their peers, as part of their families, as part of the parish, and as individuals using the resources in their community. We want to explore the ways that each of these settings can enhance the faith-life of the members of our parish community. Specific programming focused on the key task areas of catechesis: knowledge of faith, liturgical education, moral formation, teaching to pray, education for community life, and missionary initiation will be considered.
---from St. Elizabeth's Strategic Pastoral Plan
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
1350 Lyndhurst Drive
Hiawatha, IA 52233
A Litany of Faith
(Based on the writings of Pope Benedict XVI)
Response: Lord, increase my faith.
In faith something meets us that is greater than anything we can think up for ourselves. -Response
Faith is a new Yes that becomes possible when we are touched by God.- Response
Faith means opening our hand in trust and accepting a gift. -Response
Faith is a call to community. -Response
Faith expands our hearts in hope and enables us to bear life-giving witness. -Response