The faith formation program assists parents, who are the primary catechists for their children, to help children grow in love of Christ and in understanding of our faith, thereby wanting to live as followers of Jesus.
Family Faith with Weekly Gatherings
We offer a weekly program in our school on Tuesday evenings where the children are taught by volunteer teachers, adults and older adolescents.
Grades 1 – 6, September through April
Parent and Child Gathering 6 pm in Gym
Classes 6:15-7:30 pm
Click on this link for the 2017-2018 Tuesday Weekly Family Faith Calendar
Tuesday, September 12, 6 pm – OPEN HOUSE for Parents and Children to Meet Teacher, No Drop Off
Family Faith with Monthly Gatherings
We also have a program in which parents teach the weekly classes at home and then the families gather monthly, on Sunday mornings – the first or the second Sunday, for enrichment sessions on seasonal topics and unit reviews with other families.
Grades 1 – 12, Monthly Meetings September through April Sundays 8:45 -10:15 am in the Cafeteria
Click on this link for the 2017-2018 Sunday Monthly Family Faith Calendar
Sunday, September 10, 8:45 am – CELEBRATE FAITH Activities for Parents and Children +books and more
We use Catechetical textbooks that are approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
This year we have used:
Grades 1 – 5
Be My Disciple by RCL-Benziger which provide our children with age appropriate Catholic faith formation to help them grow in their conversion to Jesus Christ, while developing the habits of discipleship, which is rooted in a daily decision to choose life in Christ and to live as an active, committed member of the Catholic Church.
Grade 6 – 7
The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers by St. Mary’s Press which provides a comprehensive program to foster the faith of young adolescents and help them make the connections between the Catholic faith, their everyday life, and their faith community, which will strengthen their Catholic identity and inspire them to participate more fully in the Church’s mission.
Grades 8 – 9
The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth by St. Mary’s Press which is an easy-to-understand and practical guide to all things Catholic. The handbook helps the young person gain the foundational catechesis to present him or herself as a Candidate for Confirmation at the end of 9th grade.
Grades 10 – 12
Understanding the Catechism by RCL-Benziger which provides a deeper understanding of the Four Pillars of the Catholic Church: Creed, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer and how to live a life guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church.
For more information, please contact Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x112
We will need some forms filled out and turned in
after you fill out the online registration.