Weekly Scripture Study
Join us THURSDAY MORNINGS from10:00 AM to 11:30 AM as we read, discuss, and better understand the Scriptures for the upcoming weekend Mass and how they relate to our everyday lives facilitated by Pat Pavlucik. We meet in the Saint Ann Parish Center. Please bring your Bible and if you prefer a notebook and pen for any notes you would like to take. If you have any questions for would like more information please call Monica in the Church office.
Growing In Faith Together (G.I.F.T.)
Growing in Faith together (G.I.F.T.) is our whole parish approach to faith formation. This is an event-centered, age appropriate, inter-generational learning process that recognizes that we can learn best when we learn together; parents learning with their young children and other adults learning together in an environment conducive to adult faith-based discussion.
G.I.F.T. Program Information 2023-2024
Look for this year’s information in the mail in August. If you don’t receive the mailing, please contact Maria (203-988-8598 or email@example.com)
St. Raphael Parish, Milford – Faith Formation for People of All Ages
G.I.F.T. – Growing in Faith Together – is open to all members of Saint Raphael Parish as well as
non-parishioners — from age 5 through adult. It is our Saint Raphael Parish faith formation
program. It is the way our parish educates children and teens about the basics of our Catholic
faith. It is also designed for adults – to answer their questions about the Catholic faith, explain
religious traditions, and help them grow in relationship with God. Singles and couples without
children and teens are welcome and encouraged to join us!
Through GIFT, we build community by involving people of all ages in the life of the Church.
Materials are provided for parents/guardians to continue learning at home with their families—
Our GIFT theme for 2023/2024 is the Sacraments. The GIFT sessions will focus on
each of our 7 Sacraments.
G.I.F.T. In-Person Class Schedule – 2023/2024
Information and Schedule
We offer age-appropriate sessions for families with children through Grade 4, young people in Grades 5/6, teens in Grade 7 or older, and adults on these dates. Adult participation is essential
to our monthly faith formation program so at least one parent/guardian per family is required to
attend with children and teens. Adults who attend with children through Grade 4 usually
participate in our family sessions. Adults who attend with young people in Grade 5 or older or
who attend without young people participate in our adult sessions.
Note: There will be other lifelong faith formation events in addition to our Catholic Social
Teaching topics, e.g., Advent/Christmas Celebration (December) and Pentecost Celebration
(June) as well as opportunities to pray together as a family.
2023/2024 Sacramental Information
Please contact Maria firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-988-8598 (cell) with any questions you may have.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Do you have questions about Catholic beliefs and traditions? If so please consider joining our RCIA program. Fill out St Raphael RCIA Registration Form and return it to the church office.
We are setting up a program for adults (age 18 or older) who have received their First Communion in the Catholic Church but have not yet received the sacrament of Confirmation. Please contact Maria Tomasetti (203-988-8598 or email@example.com) for more information or to register.
Catholic Biblical School
The program is intended for adults who are willing to make a commitment to complete all course requirements for at least two years. No particular educational background is required. It is recommended especially for religious education teachers, deacons, lectors, leaders of Bible study groups, and those wishing to meet the Lord in a deeper way through Scripture. Call 860-242-5573 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.catholicedaohct.org