Children's Faith Formation
The Catechism of the Catholic church (CCC 2223) states that
'Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues. This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom. Parents should teach their children to subordinate the 'material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones. Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children. By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.'
While formation in the Catholic faith is the responsibility of the parents, the parish and pastor stands ready to offer assistance in this serious responsibility!
Here's what we have to offer in the coming year
for our young parishioners - 2020-2021
Faith Formation Requirement
Every child, youth or teen wishing to be prepared to receive Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and/or Eucharist, MUST participate in some form of Faith Formation.
- children preparing for First Reconciliation, Confirmation, and 1st Eucharist
- children, youth and teens preparing for Baptism in the Catholic faith
- children, youth and teens preparing to complete Confirmation (& Eucharist if needed)
Acceptable programs of Faith Formation include:
- Catholic School attendance
- Children's Faith Formation - for those already baptized Catholic
- RCIA adapted for children, youth or teens - for those seeking Catholic baptism and for
those Catholic youth & teens looking to complete Confirmation(& Eucharist)
Your child, already baptized in the Catholic Faith, who attends public, charter, or christian, school, and is in need of preparation for First Reconciliation, would need to attend BOTH Children's Faith Formation AND Sacrament Preparation for Reconciliation. The same would apply for the child needing preparation for Confirmation & 1st Communion.
Childrens Faith Formation
Grades K thru 5
Two Options to choose from -
Wednesdays from 5:45pm - 7:00pm
NOW October 21, 2020 through May 5, 2021.
At Home with Monthly zoom check-in with Catechist
Who should attend our Children's Faith Formation????
Those children attending Public, Charter, or Christian schools are especially encouraged to attend. Their parents are also encouraged to grow in their own faith by attending Adult Faith Formation - check out Parish offerings under the Adult Faith Formation heading!
Children who attend Catholic School are blessed to receive instruction in the Catholic faith every day and need not attend. However, parents of these children are also encouraged to grow in their own faith and encouraged to attend Adult Faith Formation .
In-Person Classes will be held at the Holy Angels wing at SFHS on 11th street during demolition and construction here at Church on the dates given above.
At-Home option will begin October 7th with a monthly check-in with the grade level catechist on the last Wednesday of each month! Zoom meeting set up will take place after all are registered.
All Students should use the registration form below!
CFF Registration Form - CLICK HERE
CFF Session Schedule for 2020/2021 - CLICK HERE
Children's Liturgy of the Word -
Since Construction and COVID19, Children's Liturgy of the Word has been on hiatus. Please watch this site for when we return!
Sacrament Preparation for Children, Youth & Teens - can be found under Faith Formation
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