Adult Religious Formation

Learn more about your faith through our Adult Faith Formation courses! St. Patrick’s offers courses each year in conjunction with the diocese Religious Studies Program.

Courses may be used for personal faith enrichment or for credit toward the Basic Theology Certificate and Advanced Theology Certificate offered by the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The courses are free for St. Patrick parishioners. For non-parishioners, the fees are $10 for Basic Courses and $15 for Advanced Courses.

For a list of courses offered throughout the diocese, visit www.drvc-faith.org and go to the Adult Education tab.

For more information or to register, call Becky at 631-265-2271 or register the evening of the first class.

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Formed.org

Formed is a website offered by the Augustine Institute for parishes. The site is filled with different opportunities for individuals and families to enhance their faith through formation videos, audio lectures, documentaries and family movies all focused around our faith. All of this is available for you free through our yearly parish subscription.

Each week through our bulletin, we will be suggesting certain videos or audio lectures to help strengthen your faith.

Here is how you can access this site: You will need to set up a free account using our parish code. Here is how you can do this:

  1. Go to www.formed.org
  2. Go to the box that says ENTER CODE
  3. Type in our parish code (case sensitive) NQHW7P
  4. Once you have registered and setup a password, you now can browse all the material.
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Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA)

Would you like to learn more about the Catholic Church?

Are you interested in becoming Catholic?

Do you need to complete the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation)?

Do you need to be baptized?

Do you have a child who has passed his/her seventh birthday without being baptized?

Do you have a child who has passed Confirmation age, but was not confirmed?

If your answer to any of these questions is “yes,” our Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA) (formerly RCIA) program may be just what you need. Each year, our parish welcomes people from a variety of faith backgrounds into the Church through OCIA. Our parish has two programs that run simultaneously – one for young people and one for adults.

To learn more, email us at ocia@stpatricksmithtown.org or call the rectory at 631-265-2271.

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Religious Education, Grades 1-8

Religious Formation

St. Patrick’s Religious Formation program prepares children for the reception of Sacraments and seeks to set them on a lifelong journey with God. Classes take place weekly for children in grades one through eight and are held at St. Patrick School. The program also features Family Liturgies and service projects. A special education program is also offered.

Children in grades 1-2 are prepared for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion. In grades 3-6, children learn about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church, with emphasis on integrating their faith into their everyday lives. Young people in grades 7-8 are prepared to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring of their 8th grade year. The program relies heavily on volunteers.

For information on Religious Formation including registration forms, calendar information and cancellation notices, visit stpatsrfc.wordpress.com.

The Religious Formation Office may be reached at 631-724-7454 or stpatsrfc@optonline.net.