Faith Formation for Children fosters learning environments which empower children up the Fifth Grade to witness their understanding of faith within their families and the community.
Important Dates for Faith Formation/Family Faith for the 2019/2020 school year.
- August 17-18, 2019 - Registration for All Programs, Parish Hall
- August 25, 2019 - All Faith Formation Programs Breakfast/Kickoff, 10:45 am, Parish Hall
- September 8, 2019 - Faith Formation Classes with Peers Resume, 10:45 am, Grade School
- September 15, 2019 - Family Faith Sessions Resume, 10:45 am, Parish Hall
- October 1, 2019 - Preparation for First Reconciliation, 6:40 pm, Church
The parent brochure for this year is coming soon.
Sunday Morning with Jesus for 3 year olds
Faith and fun for preschoolers within their church community are available on Sundays, from September through April, during the 9:30 am Mass. Children who are three years old by September 1, 2017, meet in the classroom adjacent to the nursery in the Family Life Center. A qualified catechist leads each session.
Four-year-old preschool is offered with Faith Formation classes for elementary students at 10:45 am in the grade school. Sessions run from September through April.
Liturgy of the Word for Children
Every weekend during the Saturday 5 pm Mass and the Sunday 9:30 am Mass, children ages 5 through 5th grade are invited to Liturgy of the Word for Children. In the church children are called forth and led to the chapel and choir room for liturgy.The ministers of Liturgy of the Word proclaim the readings of the day and share a reflection on the child's level. The children repeat the words of the Creed and say the Prayers of the Faithful. After Liturgy of the Word, children rejoin the assembly in the main church.
Leaders for Liturgy of the Word for Children select the age group and the dates that suit their schedule. In-service trainings and gatherings are scheduled throughout the year.
Contact: Kristie Altman (407) 647-5171
Faith Formation for Children
Parish children from age four years through fifth grade who attend either private or public school are welcome to this program. On Sunday mornings beginning at 10:45 am and ending at 11:45 am, the children meet in the parish school classrooms to participate in age-appropriate activities to promote the doctrine of the Catholic faith. Trained catechists follow a curriculum developed by Our Sunday Visitor publishers in the series called, “Alive in Christ”. Actual lessons are sent home to link family connectedness. Families are encouraged to participate in special events throughout the year. Faith Formation classes are held from September to April.
Family Faith Sundays
This is a program offered as another option to assist families in the faith formation of their children. Parents accompany their children (generally on the First and Third Sundays of each month) to participate in community learning and prayer rituals. Classes begin at 10:45 am and end at 11:45 am. and meet in the Family Life Building, Bethany/Cana Rooms. Families are then responsible to complete the assignments at home using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
Contact: Kristie Altman (407) 647-5171 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacation Bible Camp
VBC was held June 17-21. ROAR: Life is Wild, God is Good was a huge success thank you to all those who helped. Stay tuned for next years dates and theme!
Contact: Kristie Altman (407) 647-5171 or email: email@example.com