Have you ever experienced having a conversation about your Catholic faith and felt completely unable to answer questions regarding the Church, what you believe and why? You are not alone and our Adult Faith Formation and Youth Ministry departments here at Branches takes this part of our mission very seriously. Catechesis, simply stated, is “to proclaim the Gospel in order to put people in communion with Jesus Christ” (CCC#426). To teach in order to lead others to faith is the task of every believer (CCC#904); whether you like to call it Catechesis or Faith Formation, our programs have been carefully selected to not only provide solid Catholic teaching but to deliver it in a relevant and meaningful way. Moreover, it is the goal of Branches Catholic Ministries to provide an atmosphere of fellowship and support to make the experience of our programs one of genuine spiritual growth; this is the essence of “bringing Catholic faith to modern culture”!
We offer programs throughout the year both onsite at Branches Catholic Books & Gifts and in parishes throughout the Diocese of St. Catharines. This effort was asked of us by our Bishop of St. Catharines, Most Rev. Gerard P. Bergie. At this time, we are present in nine parishes in the Niagara Region facilitating adult faith formation programs as well as youth ministry.
Please browse our adult faith formation and youth ministry sections to discover the amazing courses that many have been signing up for…to answer those tough questions, enrich their faith journey and to live with real purpose!