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Overview

 

Previously named C.C.E. (Continuing Christian Education), the Children's Faith Formation program offers children, Kindergarten through 6th grade, the opportunity to learn about our Lord.  Lectionary materials and a religious education textbook program are used.  A 2-year sacramental program for First Reconciliation/First Eucharist is included in this program.

 

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Calendars

 

Children's Faith Formation Calendar for 2017-2018

First Reconciliation / First Eucharist Calendar for 2017-2018

 

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Ministry Information

 

Program Reference Information

Mission Statement

Children's Faith Formation (C.F.F.)

Curriculum

Christian Initiation for Youth

1st Reconciliation & Eucharist Preparation

Vacation Bible School (V.B.S.)

Mission Statement

We believe parents are the first, but not the only, teachers of their children. The Domestic Church, the family, precedes, accompanies and enriches all other forms of religious education.

It is our philosophy that parents are the primary educators of their children. Our religion extends infinitely beyond an hour in church once a week. We can only support and reinforce that which is practiced at home. We can give meaning to the rituals and symbols of our Church, but only the family can give meaning to our faith in how you live and worship every day. We are confident that your family’s daily commitment to God combined with the curriculum and activities provided by our Religious Education Program can and will effectively guide our children as they grow, learn and face the future, believing, loving and living the gift of faith.

Children's Faith Formation (C.F.F.)

This program offers children [kindergarten thru 6th grade], the opportunity to learn about our Lord. Lectionary materials and a religious education textbook program are used.

A 2-year sacramental program for First Reconciliation/First Eucharist is included in the Children's Faith Formation program.
When: Classes are held September - May on Wednesday nights (6:15pm-7:30pm) only.

Curriculum

Kindergarten:  Lectionary Based Materials and Finding God (Loyola Press)

1st Grade:  Lectionary Based Materials andFinding God (Loyola Press)

1st Year of Reconciliation and Eucharist Sacrament Preparation

2nd Grade:  Lectionary Based Materials and Finding God (Loyola Press)

2nd Year of Reconciliation and Eucharist Sacrament Preparation  

3rd Grade:  Lectionary Based Materials andFinding God (Loyola Press)

4th Grade:  Lectionary Based Materials and Finding God (Loyola Press)

5th Grade:  Lectionary Based Materials andFinding God (Loyola Press)

6th Grade:  Lectionary Based Materials andFinding God (Loyola Press)

Christian Initiation for Youth (R.C.I.A.)

This program is intended for children 7 years of age up to seniors in high school who have either not been baptized as infants, or who have been validly baptized and are in need of the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  Go to our Christian Initiation for Youth page for more information.

First Reconciliation & Eucharist Preparation

This two-year program is offered for children in the second grade and above who are baptized and have a foundation in their faith appropriate to their age.  Go to our First Reconciliation Preparation page or our First Eucharist Preparation page.

Vacation Bible School (V.B.S.)

Visit our Vacation Bible School page for information.

 

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Religious Education Registration

 

Go to our Religious Education Registration page for information about registering your child.

 

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Contact

 

Stephanie Broyles
Phone: (979) 297-3043
E-mail:  stephanie@smlj.org

 

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Ministry Opportunities

 

We need volunteers in the roles of Catechist teachers, Aides, Substitute Catechists and Substitute Aides, and Administrator desk staff during class sessions (to take attendance; monitor and oversee general traffic of hallways and building entrance; and assist classroom Catechists as needed).

All volunteers must have already completed Safe Environment training (VIRTUS and KPA).

 

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