Faith Formation for Children

2020-2021 Faith Formation Grades 1 - 4
 

Thank you to all who registered by our September 30 deadline.  Registration has closed.

 

Welcome to Faith Formation!  This year, our program for grades 1-4 will primarily be provided at-home  through monthly online video modules, accompanied by age-appropriate activities and links for deeper exploration of the topics covered.   Our hope is to add to this at-home program a monthly in person gathering for both youth and adults at the church campus when COVID health concerns allow.

The Catechism teaches that parents are their children's primary catechists.  We look forward to supporting you in your role, helping  your family grow in faith and relationship with Jesus.

This year's fee is $50 per family.   Please contact Kristen Rivera with financial concerns.

See below for information on grades 5-12.
 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about FAITH FORMATION

How are we handling classes being cut short last year due to COVID-19?

All 2019-2020 classes are being considered completed.  If your child was in our First Grade program last year, we will be sure that all learning objectives are covered in the Sacramental Preparation modules.

Who should participate in Faith Formation?  

Everyone! Students of all ages should participate to deepen their understanding of our faith and to grow in their relationship with Jesus.

  • Kindergarten and younger can participate in the Children’s Liturgy program currently online each week.
  • For this year, grades 1-4 will participate in the new online, monthly program we will start this October.
  • First graders should be registered for Faith Formation in preparation for receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in second grade.  The Diocese of Charlotte requires two consecutive years of instruction (traditionally first and second grades) in order to receive these sacraments.
  • Grades 5/6 and 7/8 will receive Faith Formation through a youth group program on Wednesday evenings that we hope to begin in late Fall 2020.  Participation in this group will meet the 8th grade requirement for Confirmation preparation in 9th grade.  REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPEN.
  • Confirmation classes (usually grade 9) will be on Sundays afternoons from 3 to 4:30 and participants need to have had 8th grade formation as a pre-requisite.  The Diocese of Charlotte requires two consecutive years of instruction (traditionally 8th and 9th) in order to receive this sacrament.  Details here.
  • High School Youth Group will meet this year on Sundays after the 5 pm Mass.  WATCH FOR DETAILS.

What is the fee?

The fee is $50 per family.   Please contact Kristen Rivera with financial concerns.

Do you have materials in Spanish? Do you teach in Spanish?

This year due to the new format, we will not have materials in Spanish and have always had our instruction in English.

Will there be books for Faith Formation?

No.  All content will be delivered online.  We will not be teaching from a book.  We will be using many resources including textbooks, the Bible, videos, websites, etc. But all of it will be available online.

My child has received First Communion already.  What do we do now?

Our programming is still relevant to third and 4th graders as they learn more about who Jesus is and what He taught his followers.  Children in 5th and higher, will learn about Jesus in our lives through the interaction in a youth group setting.

Can I homeschool my child(ren)?

Our grades 1 - 4 program is designed to be done online at home with parents as the primary catechist.  Youth Group programs for grades 5-12 will comply with CDC guidelines for Covid-19.

Questions?

KRISTEN RIVERA
Youth Evangelization Staff 
by email
704-362-5047, ext. 228


 

2020-2021 Youth Groups for Grades 5/6,  7/8 and 9-12
 

We are working on a new Youth Group programs for grades 5-12. We hope to be able to start this program in late fall.  To receive information when we are ready to launch, please provide your contact information through the link below.  

  • Grades 5/6 and 7/8 will receive Faith Formation through a youth group program on Wednesday evenings that we hope to begin in late Fall 2020.  Participation in this group will meet the 8th grade requirement for Confirmation preparation in 9th grade.  REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPEN.
  • Confirmation classes (usually grade 9) will be on Sundays afternoons form 3 to 4:30 and participants need to have had 8th grade formation as a pre-requisite.  The Diocese of Charlotte requires two consecutive years of instruction (traditionally 8th and 9th) in order to receive this sacrament.  Details here.  REGISTRATION CLOSES SEPTEMBER 18.
  • High School Youth Group will meet this year on Sundays after the 5 pm Mass.  WATCH FOR DETAILS.

Questions about grades 5-12?
ADRIAN QUINTERO
Youth Evangelization Director
by email
704-362-5047, ext. 208

 
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