Pastoral Council

Religious Education/Faith Formation/Evangelization

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Faith Formation describes the process of discovering, unwrapping, examining and appreciating God's gift of faith. This committee facilitates the many opportunities our Parish offers for accomplishing this.

Committee Chair: Rory Griffin
Phone: 760-414-3939
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Staff Director: Debbie Fredette
Phone: 760-758-4100 x110
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Religious Education for Adolescents and Children (RE.A.CH)

Offers age-appropriate religious education for each level of faith development for youth ages 3-17.

Chair: Debbie Fredette
Phone: 760-758-4100 x110
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Genesis (3-5 years old)
RE.A.CH (Grades 1-5)
E.D.G.E. for Middle School (Grades 6, 7 & 8)
CHOSEN for High School (Grades 9 & 10)
T3 Series for High School (Grades 11 & 12)

Liturgy of the Word for Children

Provides children ages 4-12 with the opportunity to share the Liturgy of the Word from the Children’s Lectionary at designated Sunday Masses.

Cathy Meyer
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Sacramental Preparation

Debbie Fredette
Phone: 760-758-4100 x110
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Prepare parents and godparents through a series of classes for Baptism of infants and children under the age of seven.


Provides guidance and support for parents in the home-centered program of preparation.


Completes the Sacraments of Initiation calling people to deepen their journey of faith.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

A process to welcome new members into the Catholic church. Open to persons age seven through adulthood, desiring Baptism, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation.

Kathleen Bell
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Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs

Provides opportunities for interaction with other faith traditions.

Regina Aulisio
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Youth/Young Adult Ministry

High School
Offers teens, grades 9-12, are offered an opportunity for support in spiritual, moral and social development.
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Matt Franklin, Youth Advocate
760-758-4100 x161
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Young Adults
Provides fellowship and faith-filled fun for young adults in their twenties and early thirties.

Matt Franklin, Youth Advocate
760-758-4100 x161
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Religious Education for Adults

Program offers adult parishioners opportunities for growth in faith and knowledge.

Debbie Fredette
Phone: 760-758-4100 x110
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Bible Study

Opens the riches of Scripture to participants through study, discussion, and prayer.

Pauline Lapre
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Centering Prayer

Provides an opportunity to foster an ever-deepening relationship with God through Christian contemplative practices and silent prayer.

Mary Williams
760-758-4100 x100
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Women’s Ministry

Provides opportunities for growth in faith and friendship for women in our Parish.

Erin Barela
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Men’s Fellowship

Offers to the men of the parish spiritual enrichment and fellowship.

Deacon John Fredette
760-758-4100 x 132
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Other Related Ministries

Moms & Kids
Just Faith
Engaging Spirituality


Provides a place for inquiries as to vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate, or religious life.

Deacon Tom Goeltz
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St. Thomas More Catholic Church
1450 South Melrose Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 758-4100