This means that we use the Scripture readings for the upcoming Sunday as our “curriculum.” Instead of having a textbook in the classroom model, we use the Lectionary and resources to teach about the Liturgical Year. There is an opening prayer or ritual, a reflection on the liturgical season and any relevant solemnities, feasts or memorials using a liturgical calendar. We use the full text of the Sunday Gospel.
For the younger children, we use the Children’s Lectionary with more appropriate language for the children’s level of understanding. We focus on the church teaching so that we can see how the message corresponds with church documents and then use Gospel related activities to help the children put the message into action.
Other activities are weaved into the Faith Formation sessions such as a “Teaching Mass” for the whole family, church tours and Stations of the Cross during Lent.
Faith Formation Registration is held in August. Check the Parish Calendar for this year’s registration dates. Please be sure that you are registered in the parish prior to registering for Faith Formation. New registrations require a copy of your child’s Birth AND Baptismal Certificates for our files. The cost of the Children’s Faith Formation is $75.00 per child with a maximum fee of $200.00.
Classes for Elementary grades one through eight will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. High School sessions will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. For more information please check the Parish Calendar.