THE GOAL OF PARISH FAITH FORMATION

  • To help students grow in faith: to assist them in developing and nurturing their personal relationship with God.
  • To help students become part of the Catholic Christian community of believers by forming significant relationships in faith as well as by taking part in the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
  • To help students acquire a Catholic identity, a Catholic way of looking at the world through a network of shared meanings. This involves the teaching of Catholic doctrine, prayers, scripture stories, and practices. (The New Catechist Handbook)

FAITH FORMATION SESSIONS

Sessions are provided for children from the age of four through grade twelve. To fully prepare our children to live a Catholic life, it is expected that children attend sessions every year throughout their childhood and teen years. For more information about the 2021-2022 session schedule, see the Children’s Faith Formation Schedule.

All adults who work with children and minors must complete a training course and background screening. We adhere to all the Policies and Guidelines of the Diocese to ensure a safe environment for children and minors.

FAITH FORMATION CURRICULUM

This year we are using the Christ in Us curriculum from Sadlier for all K-6th grade non-sacramental sessions.

SACRAMENTS

Two-year sacrament sessions for First Communion and Confirmation begin each year. It is required that students participate consistently in preparation for receiving these sacraments.

“Catechesis aims to bring about in the believer an ever more mature faith in Jesus Christ, a deeper knowledge and love of his person and message, and a firm commitment to follow him.” (National Directory of Catechesis)

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE FOR 2022-2023

 Sessions for grade K through 6 are Sundays from 9:45 AM to 11:00 AM.

 Sessions for 1st Year Confirmation are Sundays from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.

 All sessions are held in a CLASSROOM, there are no home-study/online sessions this year.

 Sessions K-1st Year Confirmation have already started.

 Youth Ministry meetings are currently the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the Media Center from 6:00pm until 7:30pm.  Contact Blanca Madera for more information.

 

For more information, please contact Miriam Nowak, Director of Faith Formation. Email: ctkdre@gmail.com, Cell phone: 832-335-9170