What is Faith Pathways?
The St. Andrew Academy Faith Pathways is an accessible faith enrichment program runs concurrently with the technical training program and ready-for-work training in the St. Andrew Academy. It is a 20 week program that strives to deepens the faith of our candidates and enable them to better know, love and serve the Lord.
Who can participate in Faith Pathways?
We realize students may be of other faiths and belief systems. Jesus sat with sinners, the sick, and those who did not believe. Jesus invites ALL to learn about him. St. Andrew does too. All are welcome to participate in the Faith Pathways program. While we are proudly Catholic, this program is open to all.
We seek to have all our candidates grow as disciples, and believe three experiences are key: 1) to encounter the Lord; 2) Grow in our faith; 3) Share (witness) with others. Our framework for Faith Pathways is to Encounter, Grow and Witness.
What is this Program Based On?
The foundation for Faith Pathways is the Archdiocese of Detroit's religious curriculum launched in 2017. We have enhanced and adapted it for our candidates. The program architects are gifted leaders in the Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Detroit and across the U.S. We are honored to be collaborating with the National Catholic Partnership on Disability to develop this program which we aspire to be life-changing for our candidates.
What Does it Consist Of?
Faith Pathways includes studying Scripture, learning about Saints, Guest Speakers and Prayer.
Reading and knowing scripture is vital to know Jesus and is therefore a core foundation of Faith Pathways.
Saints are a powerful ally to "cheer us on" here on earth. Every lesson will have a teaching on one of the Saints...including St. Andrew, our patron saint and namesake.
We plan to offer teachings from leaders in the Catholic Church - guest speakers who will offer their testimony, insights, and faith-filled inspirations.
All of what we do is rooted in Prayer. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says "Nothing is equal to prayer, for what is impossible, it makes possible...(prayer) allow the Spirit to lead us..." Our candidates will be covered in prayer.