Children/Youth

Faith Formation

Parents are the first and foremost catechists of their children. Our Faith Formation programs for children and youth in grades 1-10 hope to instill Catholic values and teach a love of Christ and Church. Our programs will be successful only if “church” is present also in the home. We strive to offer opportunities for spiritual growth and sacramental preparation for all of our parish family. The task of the Faith Formation programs are to support and encourage parents while providing accurate church teachings.

Elementary Faith Formation (Grades 1st-5th)

Our Elementary Faith Formation programs are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for one hour  each week. Scripture and Liturgy are discussed, also, the Liturgical Seasons of the Church, Sacraments and other text related topics. Our programs provide helpful suggestions on how God speaks to us and our families on a daily basis.

Middle School Faith Formation (Grades 6th-8th)

Our Middle School Faith Formation program will be held on Sundays following the 5:00 pm Mass beginning August 24, 2014.

 

Children/Youth Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion

Children in their second year of Faith Formation begin preparing for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist, which is usually during the second grade.

  • If your child is in need of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion and has already completed a year of formal faith formation, please be sure to register your child for Faith Formation.
  • Next, attend the Parent/Child meeting for your registered Faith Formation day and time on either Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 or Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 for more information concerning Sacramental Preparation requirements.

Confirmation

Within the Diocese of Venice the preparation for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two year process beginning in the ninth grade and culminating with the reception of the Sacrament at the end of tenth grade.

  • If your child is in need of the Sacrament of Confirmation and has already completed a year of formal faith formation, please be sure to register your youth for Faith Formation.
  • Then, be sure to attend the Parent Meeting this Fall (Date & Time: TBA; please register in advance of September so you receive notice of this important meeting).