Utilizing A Family of Faith curriculum from Sophia Institute Press, there are two options for faith formation for those in grades 3-8. Families of Faith is an option that allows families to work together at home to grow their faith. Four times a year starting in October, children attend a community event with the other children on either the Sunday session, Tuesday session or Wednesday session. Community events are a time for the children of all ages to get together for faith sharing events and activities. Parents will meet with the Director of Faith Formation during the Community Event to see how things are going, talk about upcoming chapters and the schedule. Parents will also be invited to the Catechist in-services since you are the Catechist for your family. There are two in-services a year on a Sunday afternoon and it’s a great time to get together with other Catechists for prayer, sharing and strengthen your faith. Lunch is included at the in-services.
Weekly Faith Formation is a time where children come together each week (all dates on the schedule) in mixed age groups to develop an understanding of the topics presented by catechists and to grow in faith together through discussion, application and service. Each family will receive a parent book that affords parents to ability to review/discuss what their children are learning and to also participate in additional activities of their choice.
Either option includes the opportunity for monthly family gatherings put together by the Family Parish Life Committee.