Faith Formation

Serving the families of St Mary Parish & St Anthony of Padua Parish

We are undergoing a transformation for faith formation! 

Father D would like to introduce to you our new Faith Formation Coordinator, Marianne Cooper:

Marianne Cooper, longtime St Mary’s parishioner, is joining our staff to serve as our collaborative Faith Formation Coordinator. Marianne is originally from Wayne, New Jersey. She has two daughters who are currently in college (and were altar servers and members of our youth group.) Marianne has many years of teaching Faith Formation under her belt, as well as a huge music background. She has been teaching for St Mary’s faith formation since she moved here in 2011. You may have heard her beautiful voice singing along with the St. Mary’s Strummers or as a lector at Mass. Marianne has quite a challenge on her hands to offer faith formation amidst this pandemic – and her enthusiasm and creativity will be a wonderful asset!

The diocese has been providing a lot of guidance on how to streamline Faith Formation for the year ahead. We have been in many webinars and meeting with many other program leaders across the diocese.  It looks for now that we will be proceeding with an abbreviated program, really focused on the essentials, and are prepared for it to be virtual. As we get an outline put together, we would appreciate your input. Marianne is open and welcoming to your thoughts and ideas. Please email her at [email protected]