Children and Youth Faith Formation

The catechists in our Parish Religious Education Program are dedicated to passing on the truths of our tradition with an enthusiasm for the experienced practice of faith.  They are more than willing to cooperate with parents in this regard. Formal classroom instruction is provided September through May. The parish follows the Archdiocesan Guidelines using the Harcourt Religion text, "Call to Faith," which is enhanced with appropriate handouts, supplementary material and activities following the liturgical season.


Adult Faith Formation

The Bishops of the United States of America have designated Adult Faith Formation as a priority for the entire Church. Catholic truth is an eternal font of beauty and love where faithful Catholics never stop growing.  At Saint Mary Star of the Sea, we are committed to exploring this beauty and love as we journey together as disciples of the Lord.

Catholic faithful are called to encounter Jesus Christ in the sacraments and share His love with others.  It is this call that encourages us to participate in a life of prayer and service, inspired by the teachings and truths of Holy Mother Church. You are encouraged to take advantage of the two following opportunities to enhance this spiritual growth.


Religious Education

General Faith Formation

 It is our goal to provide a program of religious instruction for parishioners from preschool age through adults. The catechetical year typically runs from September through May with schedules and registration available in August of each year.

Faith Formation is a life-long journey of conversion - an arduous task, which involves the education of the mind and conversion of the heart for "all" ages. Our individual on-going education is important if we are to grow in our lives as stewards so that we may answer our call to serve and build the Body of Christ (our Church).

For more information or if you are willing to share your faith with children, teens or adults -- if you believe the Lord may be calling you to the very special ministry of catecheses please contact:

Deacon “Bill” Carl W. Swanson
Pastoral Asst. for Faith Formation
St. Mary Star of the Sea
Office Phone: (360) 385-3700
Register your children for the 2017-2018 year!