Other Religious Education Programs


Children’s Liturgy of the Word


This program, offered during the 11:30 a.m. Mass during the non-summer months, is designed for children who are at least four years of age through Grade Five. Children are separated into three classes: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, First and Second Grades, and Third through the Fifth Grade. Children are guided from Mass at the Liturgy of the Word and returned during the Offertory. The Sunday Mass readings are presented from the children’s Lectionary at a reading level pertinent to the age group. Volunteers, with the aid of handouts, explain how the readings relate to the current Liturgy and the children’s everyday lives.


Contact: Sabina Fernandez  |  803.802.5764  |  evasej@yahoo.com


Special Sacraments


Classes are occasionally offered for children in the third grade or above who have not yet received the sacraments of Reconciliation or First Holy Communion in the traditional manner. Details may be obtained from the Office of Faith Formation.


Director of Faith Formation & Confirmation:

Mary Harden  |  803.548.7282  Ext. 226  |  faithformationdirector@saintphilipneri.org

Vacation Bible School


This ministry, which provides a fun-filled and educational opportunity for children of the Parish and community, takes place during the mornings of a week-long session in June. Children must be at least four years of age (by September 1st) up through a rising 5th grader. In order to safely care for and teach the children, the assistance from adults of all ages and rising 6th through 8th graders is sought to help with activities such as crafts, Bible exploration, games, etc.


During 2015, Vacation Bible School will be held each morning from June 15th through June 19th. This year’s theme will be “Cathletics.” A limited number of spaces will be available for participation. Registration, which will begin in April, will be closed once the available spots are filled.


2015 Vacation Bible School: Registration Form


Director of Faith Formation & Confirmation:

Mary Harden  |  803.548.7282  Ext. 226  |  faithformationdirector@saintphilipneri.org


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)


This program, which is also known as the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults (OCIA), is open to any adult, Catholic or non-Catholic, who has or has not received the sacrament of Baptism, Holy Communion or Confirmation, or any combination of the three. Specially designed to bring converts into the Catholic Church, it includes both participants of other faith persuasions or of no particular faith. The program is also open to anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Meetings are held on Thursdays, commencing in September and concluding at the Easter Vigil Mass when those joining the Catholic Church will be received through the Sacrament of Initiation.


Contact:  Fr. John. John P. Giuliani, C.O.


803.548.7282 (Parish Office)  |  803.328.2620 (Rock Hill Oratory)  |  stphilipneri@comporium.net


Adult Education


St Philip Neri offers a variety of Bible Studies for adults. Time and topics vary throughout the year. Studies, which are open to all, will be posted in the bulletin. Watch for details and come journey with us on a tour of our faith.


Director of Faith Formation & Confirmation:

Mary Harden | 803.548.7282 Ext. 226 | faithformationdirector@saintphilipneri.org



Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church - 292 Munn Road East ·  Fort Mill, SC 29715 ·  Phone: 803-548-7282 ·  Fax: 803-547-2999