The NECC Faith Formation Center offers programs of faith formation to God’s children of all ages that speak to our diverse population with special attention to the culture of storytelling and intergenerational learning.
Weekly virtual prayer opportunities and 2020-2021 Faith Formation registration!
During this time of pandemic, join us virtually for a weekly online Rosary each Saturday morning at 10 AM via Zoom and weekly Bible Study via phone conference each Thursday evening from 8 to 9 PM. Click here for details on both and how to join!
Please click here and see the left column to download a program brochure, online registration form, and registration letter for all programs including Confirmation, Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation, and Youth Ministry (high school and Young Adults). Contact Rudy or Dorris with any questions by clicking here and see the right column for their contact info.! More details on programs for Confirmation and Youth Ministry (high school and Young Adults) can be found here!
Northeast Catholic Community Faith Formation Center
St. Matthew Church participates in the Northeast Catholic Community in Baltimore City. In this collaborative seven churches seek to “Build up the Body of Christ in Northeast Baltimore City” through the mutual sharing of resources they are creatively working together towards a new way of Church where we will learn, play, and pray to grow our faith and to respond to the needs of our neighborhoods, while continuing to honor the legacy of each of the seven parishes.
The following link provides a calendar for all NECC Parishes with many different types of events! Now it is very easy to see what the other Parishes are offering, so check it out! https://bit.ly/2m2ITlM
In 2014, these churches opened the NECC Faith Formation Center to offer a joined Faith Formation program, sacramental preparation programs, youth and young adult ministries, and adult faith formation. The Faith Formation Center is, therefore, both a continuation and expansion of the former religious education program that was offered at St. Thomas Moore parish.
Love sharing your faith? Try teaching it!
If you love sharing your faith, then challenge yourself to consider becoming a teacher of faith in our Faith Formation Programs.
Our regular Faith Formation classes are for students from grades 1 through 8. Volunteering in our programs offers opportunities for all talents. Some of us are great in listening to and working with smaller children and some of us have a talent to relate with our teenagers. While you share your faith with our students, they will share theirs with you and so we all learn together and deepen our faith and our understanding of how we move within the tradition of the Catholic Church.
Classes are for grades one through eight. For our youth ministry program, we are always looking for leaders as well. Please take some time to prayerfully reflect if God is calling you to become one of our Faith Formation teachers. All volunteers are required to complete VIRTUS training for child and youth protection. This training is required for anyone 18 years or older working with minors. There is a separate training for volunteers ages 14-18.
Our Faith Formation Center and Religious Education Programs
Growing in Faith Together – bringing the GIFT of faith formation to your homes
Each family will receive the resources for a weekly family faith conversation and activities. These resources are off-line resources. This is not an on-line program!
Each week Ms. Dorris will send out an email about the upcoming Faith Activity.
Each family can decide when to make time for this faith activity.
Each month we will meet on Zoom to share what we have discovered and how we have grown in faith.
Each group of families will have a faith formation leader (one of our teachers) who journeys with them.
The program is meant to be for all ages. Older children and youth can be leaders together with their parents.
We continue to offer our middle school and high school youth ministry. Until we are able to meet in person their meetings will be held through zoom
We continue to offer preparation for the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation. Information and registration for these programs will be available later this Fall.
Registrationfor Religious Education and Faith Formation classes
We would like to invite you to register and pay your tuition now for the Faith Formation program for this school year. Your timely registration helps us to be better prepared and order all our materials in time.
All registration information and materials for all programs can be found on our contact pageby clicking here.
Family Faith Fridays
On the first Friday of each month, the Faith Formation program offers a Family Faith Friday, where families gather together to discover the stories that build our faith. In our first year, we listened to, acted out, worked with the stories in the Book of Exodus ending our journey with watching Dreamwork’s “Prince of Egypt.” This past year, we journeyed through the book of Genesis and ended our journey with watching Dreamwork’s “Joseph, King of Dreams.” Our youth will add to this journey by attending the musical “Joseph and the technicolor Dream coat” offer by Toby’s Dinner Theatre. Both years we learned and experienced how God created the Earth and all its inhabitants and how God continued to care and provide for us in the stories of our ancestors in faith.
Currently postponed due to covid-19. Watch for information on alternative Family Faith Friday opportunities!