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What is Family Faith Formation?

Simply put, it is formation for the whole family, parents and children. Formation involves more than catechetical instruction, however.  As Catholics we should strive, yes, to inform ourselves of the teachings of the church. To form something involves molding or shaping.  To that end we need to steep ourselves in the Traditions associated with the Liturgical Seasons and come to know the saints whose lives may then inspire our own. We learn over time how to shape our lives within the mold of the Catholic liturgy, creating a Catholic culture in our family life. Our Faith is something to be lived,  not merely studied.

Family Faith Formation Dates & Forms

Family Faith Formation will meet twice per month following the 10 am Mass, generally the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month with exceptions to accommodate school breaks and holidays. A continental breakfast and fellowship time is provided prior to the start of class. Parents and students attend class the first Sunday of the month. The second monthly class will be for students only. Sacramental Preparation will follow the same schedule with additional dates in the Spring semester for interviews and retreats. All classes are held in the school building. Specific dates are available on the website and in the registration packet.

Dates for 2019-2020 Family Faith Formation are as follows:
September 8th & 22nd
October 6th & 13th
November 3rd & 17th
December 1st & 15th
January 5th & 12th
February 2nd
March 1st, 8th, & 29th
April 19th
May 3rd
First Communion preparation has these additional dates:

Feb 22nd- Saturday morning Reconciliation Retreat

Feb 29th- First Reconciliation from 3:00-4:30 pm in the Cathedral

May 9th- Saturday morning First Communion Retreat

May 17th- First Communion at the 10 am Mass

Family Faith Formation is for parents and their children in Pre-K through 8th grade.  Nursery care is available.

If you would like to register please download these Faith Formation Registration Forms and turn them into the parish office.