If you have questions about the Catholic Church or are seeking to grow in your understanding of how God is working in and through your life, please contact Amanda Rayburn at 334-3518 or at <rhfaithformation@gmail.com>  Also contact Amanda for more information if you have any interest or questions about the ministries below. Faith Formation

We provide an array of opportunities to support Parents, God Parents, Guardians, relatives and friends in your efforts to foster a strong foundation in the Catholic Faith within your own family and our church family. Along with opportunities to learn Catholic prayers, doctrine and traditions in an atmosphere of joy and gratitude our program strives to promote an attitude of service to each other and to the community.

Whether your family chooses to get involved with our traditional weekly religious education classes, our family based model or through a local Catholic School, you will find many opportunities and invitations to gather for service projects that better our community. See the registration form for weekly religious Ed. meeting times and to register for a program that suits your family's needs!

Faith Sharing and growing for Adults

As we know God's love is boundless! For all of our lives we will be growing in a deeper understanding and appreciation for that love. In an effort to support each other in a deepening, loving relationship with God and with each other, the Parish of Marianne Cope offers opportunities for Faith Sharing, scripture study and workshops where we all have the opportunity to grow in our faith!

Check out the calendar for upcoming opportunities and please join us!

The Liturgy of the Word with Children occurs during the Liturgy of the Word portion of some Sunday Masses. Children ages 4 and up, who wish to participate, are invited to come forward for a blessing and are lead to a separate area from the congregation to hear and discuss the readings at a level appropriate to their age. Children rejoin the rest of the assembly in time for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Parents are welcome to join the children. Sign-up is not necessary.

The Liturgy of the Word with Children is offered on Most Sundays during the following Mass times during August through May:

  • 9:15 am at Guardian Angels
  • 10:30 am at St. Joseph's
  • 11:15 am at Good Shepherd

Parent/Grandparents and friends are encouraged and invited to volunteer as a leader/aide on a rotating basis. Please contact Amanda for more information and training for this opportunity.

There is Training for All Volunteers

Our programs and community would be so much less with out the many dedicated wonderful volunteers who share their gifts with the community! Our goal at the Parish of Marianne Cope is to provide more than adequate training and resources to support our volunteers in their efforts. We know that most of our volunteers are also parents, husbands, wives and grandparents as well as full time career people. All of these qualities are what add such richness to our community! With this in mind we try to make all training and enrichment opportunities and convenient as possible!

N.B. All volunteers working with children or vulnerable adults attend the mandatory Diocese Training for Creating a Safe Environment.

All volunteer Catechists (religion teachers) who commit to teaching a class or those who commit to leading in prayer our Liturgy of the Word with Children are continuously invited to opportunities to grow in faith. Such volunteers are invited to workshops offered through out the diocese and enrichment opportunities in our parish.

Please contact Amanda Rayburn at <rhfaithformation@gmail.com> or 33-3518 x 1618 for more information or to sign up to volunteer.