Faith Formation & Sacraments

Faith Formation

Faith formation is religious education and Sacramental preparation for the young and not so young in our parish. Classes are held on Sunday morning from 9:30 am until 10:40 am at St. Aloysius. The classes are open for youth from kindergarten to eighth grade.

Sacraments are received in grade two for First Communion and First Reconciliation and in grade eight for Confirmation. Catechists (Faith Formation teachers) are comprised of volunteers who are willing to share their faith and have a gift of working with children.

If you are interested, contact Bryan Flachbart at (606) 669-3782. There are also opportunities for Adult Faith Formation. Please call the office for more information.

Adult Formation Bible Study (St. Benedict)

This is an opportunity for adult parishioners to increase new insight, learning, and spiritual growth in their Catholic faith. We meet every Tuesday morning following Mass at St. Benedict. Please come and join us and grow in your Catholic faith. (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Youth Ministry

St. Aloysius youth ministry combines the talents and interests of young people from grades 6th through 12th.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our Coordinator of Faith Formation, Bryan Flachbart at (606) 669-3782.

Baptism

If anyone would like to have their child baptized, please call the parish office to arrange a meeting with Father Terry. He will guide you in understanding the Sacrament of Baptism and in assuming the responsibilities of Christian parenting.

First Communion

First Communion is celebrated in the spring with our children, normally around the age of 7 and at the Easter Vigil for adults.

For details on classes, please contact our coordinator of Faith Formation, Bryan Flachbart (606) 669-3782.

Anointing of the Sick/Emergency

For anointing of the sick, contact the parish office at (502) 543-5918, Option 9.

Reconciliation/Confessions

Reconciliation is offered on Saturday at 3:15-3:45 pm at St. Aloysius and on Sunday at 8:15-8:45 am at St. Benedict or by appointment with Father Terry.

Confirmation

Confirmation is usually celebrated in the spring with our youth, around the age of 13 or 14. Normally it is celebrated every other year, but if there are enough youth it will be celebrated every year.

For adults, it is celebrated at the Easter Vigil. For details on classes, please contact our Coordinator of Faith Formation, Bryan Flachbart (606) 669-3782.

Christian Marriage

Contact the parish office at least six months prior to the wedding date. Pre-marriage preparation is required.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process of learning about the Catholic faith using group participation and prayer. Classes normally start in September and are completed around Pentecost. 

Sessions are held weekly. Anyone interested please contact our Coordinator of Faith Formation, Bryan Flachbart (606) 669-3782.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

The children’s liturgy takes place during the 9 am Mass at St. Benedict and the 11 am Mass at St. Aloysius during the school session. Children ages Kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to participate.

If you are interested in helping with this ministry please contact our Coordinator of Faith Formation, Bryan Flachbart (606) 669-3782.