For any questions about any of these programs please contact Contact: Michelle Tyson at (407) 647-5171 or email [email protected]
Faith Formation for Children
Faith Formation for Children is offered to all parish children who attend public or private schools. We will utilize the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program again this year. This is a Gospel-based curriculum reinforces what is heard at mass. The fee for Faith Formation will be $40 per child.
We are offering three programs this year to assist in your child’s learning:
- Face to Face Faith Formation classes In this setting, the children are taught by a catechist (religion teacher) in a classroom environment. Classes will meet on Sundays from 10:45-11:45 in the Family Life Center.
- Online Faith Formation In this setting, families will be provided with weekly lessons. Parents will download the curriculum and complete the lessons with their family at home. Students will remit assessments weekly. Occasional Zoom lessons will be offered.
- All-Ages Family Faith In this setting, families with children of all ages (four through high school) are invited to learn together about our faith. Classes will meet once a month on a Wednesday evening We will begin with mass at 5:30 in the church, followed by a family meal in the FLC. Class will be taught from 6:30-7:30. Curriculum will be provided for the weeks when we do not meet.
Circle of Grace
All Faith Formation students will participate in a Circle of Grace lesson during the year. The Circle of Grace is an environment in which God’s love and care are all around us. Children are taught respect of themselves and others. The age-appropriate activities and discussions help the children to recognize safe and unsafe environments and know how to bring concerns to trusted adults.
Online registration will begin in August 10. No paperwork will be mailed to homes. Parents must sign a diocesan Covid-19 release, Image Release and Opt Out forms.
Parents seeking Virtual Faith Formation for children must also register online. In addition, parents are asked to sign diocesan Audio and Video release and Opt Out forms. Fees of $40 per child complete the registration. All parent orientations will be virtual.
First Communion & First Reconciliation
Sacrament Preparation prepares our parish children to learn about and receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. We warmly welcome students in second grade or higher to join our program. Classes meet on a Tuesday evening and our retreat is on a Saturday. First Reconciliation will take place in November and First Communion will take place in April and May. The Sacrament Preparation Fee is $50 per student.
*Students who are enrolled in Sacrament Preparation MUST have regular attendance in one of our Faith Formation programs or attend a St. Margaret Mary Catholic School.*
Vacation Bible Camp
Our theme for VBC 2022 will be: Monumental! Celebrating God’s Greatness. Camp will be held June 20-24, 2022. Please check back for details and registration beginning in May 2022.
If you have any questions you can contact Michelle Tyson (407) 647-5171 or email [email protected].