"What greater work is there than training the mind and forming the habits of the young?" - Saint John Chrysostom

Faith Formation 2018-2019

Sunday, September 16, 2018, is Catechetical Sunday. At our 9:30am Family Mass the Religious Education Teachers will be anointed and commissioned.

Our newly updated faith formation program is beginning. The name change reflects our recognition that faith, unlike a school subject like math or English, is something that is deeply personal and is lived. There are things about our religion that can be taught, and we will teach those things, but it is so much more. Working with each child we will help inform, form, and transform them into the Catholic they were called to be at their baptism.

We will continue to teach the basics you learned as a child. Your child will learn the prayers, traditions, and beliefs that are dear to all Catholics.

We have made some changes to the curriculum that we think you will like. We have added projects so that we can provide opportunities to explore our faith more deeply and put into practice some of the tenets of our faith. Last year we offered numerous opportunities for parental involvement, such as the food drives and deliveries and the first Communion projects. We saw that when children work side by side with their parents, both parties benefit. The child can actually see exactly (in real time as they say) what is of importance to their families. And the parents are demonstrating in a concrete way those ideals they feel are valuable to the child. Both generations grow in their Faith from such experiences

Pope Francis has been an outspoken advocate in support of family life. He has reminded us on numerous occasions that "the future passes through the family". We acknowledge the role of parents and realize the importance of increased collaboration with the families in our program. They are the ones passing on their Faith and values to the child and our role is to support the parents in this endeavor. Recognizing that parents are the primary teacher both by word and example, we will be inviting parents to participate in our children's faith formation journey. We will be inviting you to work with them on some of these projects. We will be inviting you to attend Mass with your child. We will be offering opportunities to participate in their classroom experience. raising Faith filled children in today's world requires all of us to become more involved with our youth.

We hope you share in our excitement. Together we will become enriched in our Catholic faith that is holistic: a way of the head, the heart, and the hands.

Documents and Forms

Here are the documents and forms you may need:

Registration Form

Faith Formation Class Schedule

Cancellations

When 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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