“Do not be afraid of holiness…of letting yourself be loved and purified by God. … Let us allow God’s holiness be transmitted to us. Every Christian is called to holiness; and holiness does not consist, first and foremost, in doing extraordinary things, but rather in letting God act. It is the encounter between our weakness and the strength of His grace”.

Pope Francis, General Audience 2 Oct., 2013

We believe that Faith Formation is lifelong and is a process of conversion.  Our faith can only get stronger when we nurture it and cherish it, and it is through this ministry that we respond.   This ministry is a  journey of discipleship that provides the participants with opportunities to deepen their own faith through activities including Bible study, retreats and Theological presentations.  People from all parishes are welcome because to be Catholic is to be universal, we all grow from these journey’s.  If you have any questions you can contact the parish offices or fill out the contact information below and someone will respond.




An upcoming Faith Formation is scheduled to begin Sept 20, 2017.  Please register now, for spots will fill up quickly!  Newcomer’s can access St. Rita’s room (in the Lower Church) where the study takes place, by an entrance on 115th Street, next to the rectory and right near the alleyway.  Our South parking lot is across the street.  Just follow the hall to the elevator and head down.

FORGIVEN Registration Forms

Print out the registration form and return it to our parish office:

St. Augustine’s Church

25 115th Street,

Troy, NY 12182


For information on our past retreat please click here and read our conclusion review in the most recent newsletter from Summer 2017.

For a more complete list of our Ministries please click here.