FAITH FORMATION . GRADES PRE-K THROUGH 6
Elementary Faith Formation is designed to form students in Pre-K (must be age 4 and potty trained) through 6th grade in the Catholic Faith. We use a curriculum called Spirit of Truth, published by Sophia Institute Press. The lessons in Spirit of Truth incorporate the principal components of catechesis: the Creed, the Commandments, the Sacraments, the Liturgy, Prayer, and Sacred Scripture. Our 6th grade class uses a combination of different studies from Ascension Press - Altaration, Encounter, and Theology of the Body. These are supplemented with lessons that correspond with the Liturgical Year, specifically for Advent and Lent.
MEETING DATES & TIMES
Sunday Mornings from 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Classes meet for 26 weeks from September 15, 2019 through May 3, 2020
Classrooms are located inside of St. Pius X Catholic School
REGISTRATION & FEES
The fee for Faith Formation varies depending on the grade level, materials, and number of students enrolled. Catechist's children attend for free as a Thank You for their generous stewardship. If you are interested in being a Catechist for elementary or middle school faith formation, please contact the parish office.
CELEBRATING THE SACRAMENTS . FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
All students who are planning on celebrating their First Holy Communion must complete 2 full years of Faith Formation (1st and 2nd grade). If your child is entering 2nd grade and did not attend Faith Formation classes in 1st grade, or if you have a child older than 2nd grade who has not yet received his/her First Holy Communion, please contact the parish office for Sacramental Prep options.
Students are prepared for this sacrament in Faith Formation or through a parish-implemented sacramental prep program in conjunction with their religious education at a Catholic School. A fall and spring family retreat are also part of this preparation. Students will make their First Reconciliation during the winter in order to prepare for receiving their First Holy Communion in the Spring.
INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS & LEARNING DIFFERENCES
We offer assistance for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each child is assigned a mentor who supports their participation in class. They may meet with them occasionally or maintain a regular presence in the classroom. If you have a family member who you would like to enroll please contact the parish office. We are always in need of mentors who will offer support to their assigned student. If you are in high school or older and feel called to serve in this ministry, please contact the parish office.