Founded June 10, 1977


Contact Us


Adult Catechesis: Tom Riello



Faith Formation for Children:
Charity Firestone

Phone: (334) 277-1989



Middle School Youth:
Gordon Talbot

Phone: 220-2882


Faith Formation for Youth:
Justin Castanza

Phone: (334) 782-3639



RCIA: Liz Gregorius


Children Faith Formation

Chair: Charity Firestone   
Phone: 334-430-4861   
Email: dre@

Mission:  To provide religious education and support families in the faith formation of their children from Preschool through eighth grade. To plan, coordinate, and conduct the sacramental preparation programs and other various youth activities for the parish.

Activities: All children not enrolled in Catholic schools are asked to enroll in the parish catechetical program.  Faith formation classes are held August through April and are taught by parents and parishioners.  Several youth activities are held during the year.  Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas:

Catechist/Catechist Aide
Teen Catechist Aide
Vacation Bible School Volunteers
Youth Group Volunteers
Sacramental Preparation Coordinator for Reconciliation & First Communion Parent Training
Sacramental Preparation Volunteers for Confirmation
Social Coordinator for Special Events.


  • Classes are from 9:15-10:45am Sunday at the school.
  • Once a month there is  Parent Meeting from 9:15-10:30am.
  • Once a month there is a Family Celebration where families and children.
  • See the calendar for details for those dates and holidays we will take off.


Faith Formation Calendar 2017-2018

Faith Formation Program 2017-2018 Policies

Registration Form

Medical Information Form


Middle School Faith Formation

Director: Gordon Talbot         Phone: (334) 244-8076




Mission:  Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. Edge resources make it easier for youth ministers to plan out their semesters of Edge Night, retreats, and to train a team of adults, the Core Team, to assist them in the ministry. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand.



Director: Charity Firestone
334-277-1989 (office)
509-389-0399 (cell)

Discipleship Formation Sessions
Dinner will be provided.

Session 1 – Sunday, February 11th
Session 2 – Sunday, March 18th
Session 3 – Sunday, April 15th
Session 4 – Sunday, May 6th
Session 5 – Sunday, June 10th
Session 6 – Sunday, July 15th
Session 7 – Sunday, August 12th
Session 8 – Sunday, September 9th
Session 9 – Sunday, October 14th

Dates for the Confirmation Retreat and Confirmation TBD

Confirmation Sessions are for all current 10th graders and any 11th or 12th graders who have yet to be confirmed. The forms you will need are below.

Confirmation Registration Form
Confirmation Class 2018
Confirmation Sponsor Agreement and Information Form
Service Log

High School Faith Formation

Youth Minister: Justin Castanza        Phone: (334) 782-3639


Mission: Faith formation for High School youth.



Life Teen Youth Group is for teens in grades 9th through 12th. Meetings are on Wednesday nights during the school year. Dinner is provided at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall followed by faith building games and discussions encouraging teens to grow in their faith through worship, fellowship and service. Worship activities include: Mass, monthly Adoration and Confession. Weekly Activities may include: Peer Faith Talks, Peer led discussion groups and other fellowship building games. Special Activities may include: Christian bands/singers, guest speakers, Theology of the Body for Teens and Purity Talks. Faith Building Retreats and Fellowship may include: Archdiocese Search Retreat, ACYC (Archdiocese Youth Conference) Retreat, March for Life in Washington D.C., Parish Youth Group Retreats and Cove Crest Summer Camp. Service Opportunities and Fellowship may include: Altar servers, Ushers, Lectors, Youth Choir, Nursery during Sunday Masses, 40 days for Life Campaign, Knights of Columbus Monthly Parish Breakfast, Parish Picnic, Youth Group Yard Sale, Teen aids during Religious Education Classes and Vacation Bible School, Decorating the Church for Christmas, Living Stations of the Cross and Meager Meal hosts and clean up.

Adult Volunteers:  Need help with food for Life nights on Sunday and occasional set-up and break down.  Also, need chaperons for youth trips and retreats.

The Sacrament of Confirmation is offered to teens in 11th grade. Students who attend Youth Group are given Confirmation applications and Sponsor forms. Prior to the date of the Sacrament, parents, teens and sponsors are asked to attend a brief meeting to turn in forms and discuss dress code and Confirmation Mass procedures. All are invited to the Confirmation Mass with Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi. Students wanting to be Confirmed are encouraged to attend Youth Group weekly where they will be given the opportunity to grow in their faith through worship, fellowship and service. Parents and sponsors who are looking for ways to offer support to teens on their faith journey could attend Mass regularly with their teen and encourage attendance at Wednesday night Youth Group including participation in worship, retreat and service opportunities.

Baptism Preparation

Administrator:  Karen Franklin
Phone: (334) 277-5631
Email:  office@

Mission: Educating and preparing the new member of the parish community into the catholic faith.

Adult Catechesis

Director: Tom Riello        Phone: (334) 396-8839       Email:

Mission: The Church's catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.

Our adult faith formation ministry must engage the particular needs and interests of the adults in each local community. To be faithful and effective it will offer, over time, a comprehensive and systematic presentation and exploration of the core elements of Catholic faith and practice—a complete initiation into a Catholic way of life. It will do so in a way that is accessible to adults and relates to their life experiences, helping them to form a Christian conscience and to live their lives in the world as faithful disciples of Jesus.

This year's Sunday Morning Faith Formation Schedule


Director: Liz Gregorius
Phone: (334) 324-1320

Mission: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices.

Holy Spirit Parish

A Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama




Holy Spirit Catholic Church

8570 Vaughn Road

Montgomery, Alabama 36117




Monday through Friday 8:45am-4:45pm







Office Tel: (334) 277-5631

Fax: (334) 272-1008


Business Manager: (334) 277-2434

Faith Formation for Youth: (334) 782-3639

Faith Formation for Children: (334) 430-4861

Parish Hall Kitchen: (334) 799-2756

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