Faith Formation 2023-20242023-2024 Registration Form
Our Faith Formation programs will begin on October 15th, 2023 with an opening Mass at 9:30 a.m. for Grades 1-8. Classes will begin at 10:30 a.m. following the Liturgy. The first class for the Confirmation groups will be held on October 15th, 2023 as well at 5:30 p.m.
Classes for all grades will be held on two Sundays each month and the scheduled dates will be available within the next few weeks and posted here.
We have come to realize God's Word, Scripture, which is the essence of our faith, may not be as significant and life-giving as it could be for our children, and their families. To know about Jesus is important but to "know Jesus" is essential for living our faith. Faith and worship go hand in hand, so this year we are again using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies in all of our Faith Formation classes. This program is based on the liturgical calendar. The readings at Mass each week will be reflected in our classroom lesson plans, and reinforced, at an age appropriate level for each child. A handout booklet will be sent home after each class to involve parents and to foster attendance at Sunday Mass.
Good News in Grades 1, 2 and 3, guides the children to more involvement in Sunday worship as they see how the readings tie into their own lives. Venture in Grades 4, 5 and 6, leads our young people to make moral choices and explore an expanding faith through Gospel dramatizations, current events, and original stories linked to the Gospel and children's own lives. Visions in Grades 7 and 8, emphasizes social justice, moral reasoning and service to others through current-interest articles and life-dilemma stories. Discussion starters help young teens explore links between today's issues, the Sunday readings and their own lives. The Confirmation program, for Grades 9 and 10 will focus on prayer, the Sacraments, and service. Under the guidance OF our new Youth minister, Rudy Flores, we hope to provide the young people of the West Roxbury parishes with more opportunities to rediscover and live their Catholic faith.
Now, more than ever, we need to follow the Gospel message of love and acceptance of all people, and it is imperative to share this with our children! We hope these programs will inspire you and your family to really "know Jesus" and His message!
CancellationsWhen classes are cancelled due to snow or other emergencies are announced on television stations 4, 7, 56, 38 and WBZ1030 radio. Check online at:
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