FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. READ THE BULLETIN AND WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON SPEAKERS, MISSIONS AND OTHER EVENTS, IN ADDITION TO THESE REGULARLY SCHEDULED CLASSES.
Our program aims to support parents in their sacred right and duty to educate their children in the Catholic Faith, bring each child into a loving and lasting relationship with God, and prepare students and families for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans offers preschool through eighth grade faith formation on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:45 a.m. (The sessions take place after 8:00 Mass and before 11:00 a.m. Mass.)
St. John Berchmans Catholic Grade School
Since 1949, St. John Berchmans Catholic School has been dedicated to the sacred ministry of providing quality education, anchored in the Roman Catholic tradition, which nurtures children in Catholic values and promotes excellence in education and a life of service. The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans is blessed to have the opportunity to have a Catholic school attached to our parish – Pre-K through 8th grade.
St. John Berchmans Cathedral is developing a Youth CREW for high school and middle school students. Our CREW works to develop young Catholics who are Ready, Equipped, and Willing to go out and live the Word. We want to provide our young people with the opportunity to learn more and have authentic experiences to grow their Catholic faith.
Adult Faith Formation
Our options for adults include Sunday Bible Study, Sunday Adult Faith Formation sessions, Catholic Women’s Bible Study, and special Lenten series and other programs scheduled during the year. We also offer speakers and missions.
Becoming a Catholic – RCIA
The Catholic Church is always ready to welcome those who wish to become part of our faith community. We of the Cathedral Parish make a special effort to reach out to anyone interested in exploring the possibility of becoming Catholic. There is never any pressure or obligation to actually become Catholic.
Policies and program, as set forth by the Diocese of Shreveport, recognize that sexual and other abusive misconduct with minors is a special problem with a profound impact on the lives of those affected. They are in place to provide for a safe environment for all children and persons who come in contact with those who minister, are employed, or volunteer in service of the Church.