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GIFT- Growing in Faith Together

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This special Christian formation ministry is designed to encourage participation and spiritual growth within the whole range of ages and relationships of families.

The focus is to provide a formation program that blends religious education with opportunities for communal prayer and worship, to grow in discipleship through service to parish and community, and to enjoy events and activities that support Catholic family life.

Children and middle school youth attend faith formation sessions where they are instructed in the Catholic faith and are prepared to receive the sacraments.  Sessions for parents are offered the first hour your child/youth is with their group; then we all gather in auditorium for ‘Family Enrichment’ to support parent(s)/ guardian(s) role in the faith formation of their children/youth. Throughout the year we include special Intergenerational  themed sessions.

Sessions for children PreK through  8th grade are held on most Sundays during the academic year (September – June) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  Contact the Office for Christian Formation at 301-843-9583 for more information.

St. Peter’s Office for Christian Formation Office/Communications Information:  Click  HERE to download the contact information and the procedures to register for the “Formed.org” web site.


Click HERE to begin your Online Registration   for   St. Peter’s GIFT -Growing in Faith Together and Youth Ministry Programs (Grades Pre-K – 12) After completing the online registration form, please print and fill out the following Emergency Contact Information Form and return to the St. Peter’s Office for Christian Formation.

2017-2018 Registration form (download and print) (.PDF): 2017-2018 bilingual-registration 

2017-2018 Calendar (.PDF):  CF_2017_2018_timeline

2017-2018 Cronograma del Año Catequético (.PDF): 2017-2018


Additional Forms and datelines pertaining to Sacramental prep.catechist

First Sacraments : 17-18_Registration-FORM-First-Eucharist_Penance

First Sacraments Important dates: TBD


 Confirmation Registration Form:  2017-18 Confirmation class registration form

Confirmation Group Year 2 (CGY2) Important dates: TBD





Catechists, aides and youth leaders for St. Peter’s Christian Formation programs are needed. There’s a job for everyone – men, women, and young people.  Requirements are a love of God and desire to share the faith. Training will be provided.  Contact Alice Culbreth  301-843-9583.


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Faith and Safety

“A resource guide brought to you by a collaboration between The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Faithandsafety.org is intended to be not only a set of practical tools and guides for adults, but also a place where they can find a faith framework for conversations with their children about the need to be ethically and morally equipped when they go online,” said Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Communication.

This is a resource for adults to help children safely navigate the online and mobile worlds. Internet safety isn’t about the right software or service. Rather, real safety in the digital world is all about active, involved, loving parenting.