New for 2021-2022

 

NEW PARISH CENTER

The most exciting news for the upcoming Faith Formation year is the announcement that our former school building will become our new PARISH CENTER! For Faith Formation this means dedicated rather than borrowed spaces in which to meet. This opens up a wealth of possibilities that can enhance your children's experience during Faith Formation sessions. We plan to make this an environment for disciples of all ages from the cradle onto senior years to come in to explore and deepen their understanding of and love for Jesus Christ.

GRADES 1-4

We are also excited this year to re - launch our new program - A Family of Faith from Sophia Institute. COVID restrictions last year prevented us from experiencing this program to its fullest. We are pleased to be able to plan the full offering for 2021-2022!

With A Family of Faith, families come together regularly — growing in relationship with one another and learning the truths of the Catholic Faith and how to apply them in their lives. In the parish and at home parents and children have the opportunity to build strong relationships through discussion and reflection on topics that matter in their lives.

We will still meet monthly for class with parents in the hall and children in the Parish Center.

  • Parents will receive a parent guide that goes along with their child's workbook
    • the parent guide provides additional background information for you
    • the guide specifically labels which activities work best with which grade levels so you can personalize what you do and don't do with your family
    • the guide provides answer keys for the student work pages
    • parents will also receive a weekly email newsletter from our director that will give specifiic tips for the coming week.
  • Monthly family days with fun activities related to the faith and open to ALL Holy Spiriit families - not just those in Faith Formation. The first family event will be a sidewalk chalk competitiion on Saturday September 18. On October 31st we will host a Trunk or Treat event with live music.
    • greater opportunity for parish families to form relationships regardless of what school their children attend
    • time for families to have some fun while reflecting on the role of Christ in their everyday lives.
  • New Class Times - Our monthly classes will now be 90 minutes long. 10:30 - 12:00. We recognize that this means on that one Sunday each month families will be unable to attend the 11:30 AM Mass but we think the benefits outweigh this small inconvenience.
    • When considering the time it takes to walk the kids over to the school and settle in, our catechists never had a full hour with the children. This longer period will give them more quality instructional time with the children and also allow a more relaxed pace that can do better at encouraging building relationships.
    • Parents have always only received a lecture. The longer time will allow a more creative, interactive learning experience for the parents with time for individual exercises and breakout sessions. This will also help parents to build relationships with each other.

GRADES 5 - 7

  • Grade 5 has been moved up to our Middle Level, Sunday evening group.
  • All grades will meet in the Parish Center. (i.e. we will not be using the white house or the hall for any regular classes)
  • Confirmation will be in Grade 7

GRADES 8 and above

  • The new Parish Center allows us greater opportunity to increase and improve Faith Formatiion opportunities for disciples of all ages. Look for more details coming soon about Youth, Adult and Intergenerational programming in the coming year.
 

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