Faith Formation

Jesus chose 12 men to form into his Apostles.  They followed closely and were informed by the way Jesus lived and taught.  Following the death and resurrection of Jesus, they were transformed into the men who wrote the Gospels and evangelized the world.

This is the goal of our Faith Formation programs:  To form each adult and child into a disciple of Christ, to inform them of the teachings and life of Christ, and to transform each of them into men and women of faith who can bring light into a dark world, just as the original Apostles did.  Faith Formation is so much more than sacramental preparation or “Sunday School” for our children!

 “While expressed in many different ways, faith formation seeks to help people:

  • Grow in their relationship with God for the whole of life

  • Live as disciples of Jesus at home, at work, in the community, and in the world

  • Develop an understanding of the Bible and their faith tradition

  • Deepen their spiritual life and practices

  • Engage in service and mission to the world

  • Participate in the life and ministries of their faith community”

       From Generations Together by John Roberto​

Faith Formation Classes for Children

Classes for children Kindergarten through 12th grade are offered August through June from 11:40 to 12:15 p.m.  Sacramental preparation is included in these classes.

For more information, contact Melaine Haunert, Director of Faith Formation.  

Faith Formation Classes for Adults

Adult Bible study classes are offered in English and Spanish:

   Tuesday 9:30 am (English)

   Wednesday 7:00 pm (Spanish)

   Saturday 5:00 pm RCIA 

   Sunday 9:00 am (English)

   Sunday 11:15 am (Spanish)

   Sunday 3:00 pm (English)

Monthly Family Gathering

On the second Sunday of each month, Father Stephen leads our entire Parish in this special class.  All are invited to participate, young, old, in-between, as Father teaches about one of the seven Sacraments.

   English Class is at 11:40 am

     (following the 10:30 am Mass)

   Spanish Class is at 1:40 pm

     (following the 12:30 pm Mass)

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St. Mary's Catholic Church

3800 Harrison Street | Batesville, AR 72501

(870) 793-7717 |

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Office Hours:

Out of an abundance of caution, the office is temporarily closed.  Please call to make an appointment.

Tues. 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Wed. 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Thurs. 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

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