Faith Formation

The Faith Formation program at Saint Hedwig is dedicated to serving not just the youth of our parish but the families who call this place home. We do this through several different branches of our program including our School of Religious Education for 1st-5th grade, our Edge Program for middle school students, our 2-year Confirmation program starting in 9th grade, and our Youth Ministry program for all high school students.

   While we have many programs for students we also take very serious our role in supporting the faith life of your entire family. If you need tools, resources, or just want to talk about ways to lead your family closer to Christ don’t hesitate to call, email, or just stop by. You will always find a warm welcome at St Hedwig.


chris ord

Coordinator of Faith Formation, Youth Ministry, & Young Adult Ministry

cord@sainthedwigparish.org

Office: 562-296-9020

Mobile: 714-330-4063

School of Religious Education

Our School of Religious Education serves children from 1st-8th Grade on Tuesday’s from 6 pm- 7:15 pm. This includes a 2-year Communion preparation program and the Edge from program for middle school students. We also offer Parent Resource Nights throughout the year to make sure that parents have the tools they need to lead their family closer to Christ. 

   Volunteers are needed as teachers, aides and office support. You don’t have to have a child in our program to volunteer. We encourage all adults to prayerfully consider whether this ministry is right for you. If interested, please contact Chris Ord. 

Confirmation

Preparation for Confirmation is a 2-year process that typically begins in the 9th grade. Our program meets on alternating Sundays between the first and second year from 6 pm – 8 pm and usually begin with dinner and fellowship. The first-year students attend a day retreat in the fall and second-year students attend a weekend retreat in the late winter. 

   We are always looking for both adult and teen volunteers to help with the confirmation program. You do not have to have a student in the program to volunteer. We do ask that you have a willingness to share your faith and an openness to where God may challenge you go while you serve in His vinyard. Please prayerfully consider whether this ministry is right for you. If you are interested please contact Chris Ord in the Faith Formation Office.

Youth Ministry

All high school students are welcome to attend our monthly youth nights of games, fellowship and prayer. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month (with a few exceptions). You do not need to register to attend our youth nights so this is the prefect way to bring your friends along with you on your faith journey.


Wed. Dec 15 (Christmas Party), Jan 12, Feb 2, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, June 1: All at 7pm-8:30pm.


   We are always looking for both adult and teen volunteers to help with Youth Ministry. You do not have to have a student in the program to volunteer. We do ask that you have a willingness to share your faith and an openness to where God may challenge you go while you serve in His vineyard. Please prayerfully consider whether this ministry is right for you.

If you are interested please contact Chris Ord in the Faith Formation Office.

Rite of Christian Initiation

Saint Hedwig welcomes and initiates those who choose to become Catholic by providing Catholic Christian formation

   The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), is a process developed by the Catholic Church for adults who have never been baptized as a Christian, adults who have been baptized in another Christian faith and now want to be Catholic, and adults who have been baptized Catholic but never received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices. The basic process applies to adults and children who have reached catechetical age.