The Church of Notre Dame offers spiritual guidance and faith formation to Adults wishing to be introduced and/or prepared for the different sacraments of the Church. The Church also offer faith formation series as well as a pilgrimage for Adults wishing to deepen their faith on an on-going basis.
The French speaking community welcomes Adults and young above 12 years old who would like to prepare the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation and/or marriage. They are invited to grow and share their faith together though Religious Education, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Prayer, Retreats and Pilgrimages.
The program is based on the Lumière du Monde catechism curriculum. Adults meet every Sunday between October and Easter at 11:30am up to 1pm in the lower level of the Rectory after the French speaking Mass. Students are invited to take part in the Lent retreat, the Pilgrimages and in prayer groups to live their faith as full members of the Christian Family.
Should you be interested in preparing a sacrament or in becoming a Religious Education teacher, you can contact Norbert Trazié (646-812-6730)
Lent retreat (FR) A one day retreat is organized for Lent. Participants are invited to take the time to reflect and grow their spirituality through a program of religious education, reflection and sharing time, liturgy and prayer. This retreat is organized primarily for those involved in the Religious Education program but is open to French-speaking adults who would be interested.
Stations of the Cross (FR) Every Friday during Lent, at 7pm, the Church of Notre Dame invites young and adults to participate in the Stations of the Cross.
Pilgrimage (FR, EN, SP): Every year, the Church of Notre Dame joins the thousands of pilgrims coming from all over the world to gather around the Shrine of the Divine Mercy, in Stockbridge, MA. http://www.marian.org/shrine/about.php
This pilgrimage is organized the Sunday following Easter. A 50 to 60-seat bus is made available in front of the Church of Notre Dame for interested pilgrims. Priority is given to the French-speaking students of the Religious Education program. However, this pilgrimage is open to all young and adults interested, independently of the language spoken.
Should you be interested in one or more of these activity, you can contact Norbert Trazié (646-812-6730)
Twice a year (Advent & Lent) adults are invited to explore their faith through a series of lectures offered by Fr. Michael. Example of texts or Scriptures explored together: Vatican II, the Song of Songs, the Book of Revelation.
These one-hour lectures are organized on Saturdays, at 11am, in the Merton Center and open to the public.
Should you be interested in past sessions, they are available on Fr. Michael's website: www.michaelkholleran.org.
You can also contact the Rectory for more information.