Adult Formation

Adult Faith Formation, the continuing growth and development of a relationship with God, is as basic and essential to realizing one’s human potential as anything. This formation happens when people practice their faith within the community of believers, live in accord with their religious principles, and allow the insights of faith and life to interact.

St. Margaret of Scotland offers parishioners many ordinary ways to promote faith development: liturgy, preaching, opportunities for prayer, charitable works and mutual support. We also invite members to take part in some special programs to nourish the adult believer.


The path to full membership is a formation process that culminates in the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

Our Invitation: Together with a team of parishioners, the RCIA group embarks on a journey of faith and conversion to explore the beliefs, life, liturgy and apostolic work of the Catholic Church.

RCIA is primarily designed for those who are seeking Baptism. However the formation process is adaptable to baptized Christians from other denominations, and to baptized Catholics who wish to complete their full initiation in the Catholic Church.

Even the fully initiated Catholic who wishes to refresh and invigorate her/his faith life through a mature and comprehensive process is invited to join the journey.

At St. Margaret of Scotland, we try to create a practical, accessible process, adaptable to many individual needs through which people can come to know the Catholic Faith and discern their desire to embrace it.
Adults who wish to know more about the Catholic Faith will meet each week with a team of parishioners and parish leaders to learn, discuss, pray, and journey towards a decision about joining the Catholic Church.

Each and every year, we begin anew in the early Fall! We look forward to meeting new seekers who wish to journey forth on this most important search.

If you are an adult who wishes to learn more about the Catholic Faith, you may contact the RCIA Coordinator to learn more about the process.

Peter Fisher Hesed
RCIA Coordinator


Our Christian faith extends an invitation to each of us to become agents of God’s compassion and healing in a wounded world. JustFaith programs empower ordinary people and their communities to act on that invitation.

  • JustFaith programs help individuals experience conversion, integrating their personal spirituality with social commitment. Programs provide opportunities for individuals to study and be formed by the justice tradition articulated by the Scriptures, the Church’s historical witness, theological inquiry, and Church social teaching.
  • Participants are empowered to develop a passion and thirst for justice and to express this passion in concrete acts of social ministry in their parish or church and in the community at large.

Through workshops and programs, JustFaith seeks to help participants expand their commitment to social ministry within our faith community at St. Margaret of Scotland.

Ministry Opportunities

  • JustFaith – A 24-week engagement of prayer, reading, sharing and immersion in the most challenging issues of our faith and our society
  • Just Walking – Programs designed for high school and  for college-aged students
  • Engaging Spirituality – A program designed to explore different aspects of spirituality
  • Just Matters – short sessions developed around a specific theme including:
  • Sanctity of Life
  • Crossing Borders
  • Just Peacemaking Initiative: The Challenge and Promise of Nonviolence in Our Time
  • Muslims and Christians Working Together for the Common Good
  • Living Solidarity
  • Faith Encounters the Ecological Crisis
  • In the Footsteps of the Crucified
  • God’s Creation Cries for Justice
  • Prison Reform
  • New Wineskins
  • Engaging Our Conflicts

If you are interested in participating or learning more, contact the Parish Office.


Youth Formation

Youth Formation

St. Margaret of Scotland offers opportunities for children and young people to engage with the Word of God and interact with each other via Youth Ministry and Children’s Liturgy of the Word.
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The South City Deanery Parish School of Religion (PSR) provides Catholic catechesis and sacramental preparation for children pre-kindergarten through high school who do not attend a full-time Catholic school.
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Protecting God's Children

Protecting God's Children

All volunteers at St. Margaret of Scotland are to remain in compliance with the Archdiocese of St. Louis Safe Environment Program.
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