What is Family Faith Formation?
Whether you are a brand new family joining us for the very first time, or you have been part of our programs in the past, we are so glad you are here! The Family Faith Formation Department consists of Family Catechesis, Sacrament Preparation, and Youth Ministry programs.
We look forward to serving you and your family!
Patty, Donna & Cheryl
General faith formation for the whole family! Focusing on grades PreK-3, parents and their children participate in online sessions that are designed for catechesis in the home, in-person retreats, and weekend socials which take place after a once-monthly family Mass. All of these activities are designed with the intention to help deepen each family member's understanding of our Catholic faith.
In order to aid families in their online and at-home catechesis, the Family Catechesis program will be providing age-specific materials to aid parents in engaging their children in faith formation at home. In addition to this, parents will have access to materials and media that will also aid in their own individualized faith formation. Families will have the opportunity to pick the module that they want to focus on for the year, depending on their interests and current level of faith formation. New modules will be added each season for families to explore and tailor their faith formation experience to their specific needs and interests.
In addition to the online catechetical materials, there is a once-monthly family Mass at 9:15 am. Children will be called forward to hear a special homily that has been prepared just for them. After Mass, families are invited to gather for social time, a short presentation on the topic for the month, and community-building activities!
Also scheduled for the year will be two family retreats and two family fun days.
For more information, email Donna: email@example.com
One of the most rewarding aspects of Sacrament Preparation is the opportunity for parents to grow in their faith alongside their children as students prepare to receive the sacraments. For infant baptisms, please visit our Sacraments page.
Sacrament Preparation (Reconciliation, Confirmation, Eucharist) consists of a two-year online program:
Year One -grades 2 and up, for students who have NOT received First Reconciliation, Confirmation, or First Eucharist.
Prepares parents and their children for the celebration of the sacrament of First Reconciliation.
Year Two - grades 3 and up, for students who have completed Sacrament Preparation—Year One.
Prepares parents and their children for the celebration of the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation.
RCIA for Children -grades 2 and up, for students who have NOT received Baptism.
This program is to prepare children to receive full initiation into the Catholic Church at the Great Easter Vigil where they will receive the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. This is a one-year program that combines faith formation and sacrament preparation.
For more information, email Patty: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Christ is alive and he wants you to be alive!”
~ Pope Francis
Our youth groups offer a continuation of general faith formation for grades 4-12. We present for adolescents and teens an opportunity to explore their spirituality in a relaxed and no-pressure environment. Weekly sessions and hangouts foster friendship and an understanding of what it means to belong to a faith community.
Parents are invited to join Core Collaboration, an adult formation group that meets twice a month. Together, we learn how to be better missionary disciples and strengthen our friendships and community.
Friends of Francis: Grades 4-5
Participants will get the chance to learn more about our Franciscan spirituality while continuing to learn how to live out their faith in their lives. At our monthly gathering, we will explore what it means to be Catholic through games, crafts, community building, and light-hearted discussion.
Edge and Teen Life: Grades 6-12
Awe and wonder! Ask questions and dig deeper! Middle and high school youth are given the opportunity to explore their faith and their place in the world. We strive to let every youth know they are important and valuable members of our community. Additionally, we provide a safe space for sharing and opportunities for growth in developing each person's spiritual identity.
For more information, email Cheryl: email@example.com