The Faith Formation Building Blocks
Building Our Faith Community…Together
“Parents are the first and most important educators of their children” St. Pope John Paul I
Our goal is to assist parents in the spiritual formation and ongoing moral development of their children through a formal program of continuous religious education. Our Catechists and parents form a team to provide a structure for God’s love to touch each student’s life. We acknowledge that it is only with God’s grace, we will be able to form your child into a committed, active, and enthusiastic disciple of Jesus.
A Building Block: Learning the Catholic Faith Tradition
Grades K-5 Curriculum
Our K-5 Faith Formation is based on a curriculum published by Pflaum Publishing, called “Gospel Weeklies”. The curriculum will include lessons on The Mass, 10 Commandments, Sacraments and the Beatitudes.
Grades 6-10 Curriculum
Our 6-10 Faith Formation program is based primarily on a curriculum published by Pflaum called “Gospel Weeklies”. The curriculum will include lessons on The Mass, 10 Commandments, Sacraments and the Beatitudes.
The Four Pillars of Faith are:
A Building Block: Practicing the Catholic Faith
Regular Participation at Mass
All Faith Formation students and their families should regularly participate at Weekend Mass. Students should sit with their families unless otherwise notified.
Service to Parish and Community
Service to the Parish and the Community is an important element in living our Catholic faith. As service to the parish, we are inviting students in Grades 4 and 5 to volunteer as Altar Servers at Mass. In addition, we are inviting students in Grades 6 through 10 to be Lectors and Ministers of Hospitality at Mass. For those in Grade 10, there is a required 15 hours of parish/community service.
A Building Block: Parent Awareness Meetings
While the essence of our Catholic faith tradition remains the same, the Church’s self-understanding and awareness of its practices, customs and traditions has matured over the years. The Parent Awareness Meeting will provide you with an appreciation of our Catholic faith tradition that you can convey to your child, even if you are not Catholic yourself. These meetings are intended to assist your efforts to nurture your child’s spiritual development so that your child is someone who lives by Gospel values and promotes God’s kingdom in the world, not only now but throughout life.