Religious Formation Kindergarten to Grade 7
Registration for Sessions Beginning Fall of 2021 Now Open!
"Faith is caught, not taught"
Faith is caught from those who are closet to us
Combining six engaging in person family sessions with nine simple and practical at home sessions and two special events that will focus on fellowship and community service, families will explore their faith in our parish community and most importantly at home. Perfect for busy families that find regular Sunday morning sessions difficult to schedule and for families that due to distance to St. Theresa’s Church makes regular attendance difficult.
What is the goal and mission of Family Style Religious Formation?
“Believing parents, with their daily example of life, have the most effective capacity to transmit the beauty of the Christian faith to their children” (Directory for Catechesis n.224)
Help families to learn to pray and to discuss their faith together
Help parents to better understand their role as primary catechists
Bring families together to share and deepen their Catholic faith
Strengthen the relationship between the family and the Church
Help establish ongoing faith practices within family life
Integrate families in to the parish community
Help families grow in service to others in the wider community
In September we will launch a new format for Religious Formation for families with children in Kindergarten to Grade 7. Growing Up Catholic: Faith Stories offers families a simple and fun opportunity to share their faith journey together using activities and questions based on everyday experiences.
Early in the fall families will be invited to join an optional Sharing Stories Retreat to help them with tips and instruction to make the most of sharing your gift of faith with your children. Registered families will receive simple to follow pamphlets for each home session that includes a story, discussion questions and simple activities, access to dedicated Facebook page for Family Religious Formation and peer mentors.
For children in Grade 2 wanting to receive 1st Eucharist this year, families are asked to participate in Family Religious Formation and Sacrament Preparation will take place throughout the year, beginning with preparing and receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.