Family Faith Formation
About Our Processes:
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is for child ages 4-9. “We believe that God and child have a unique relationship with one another particularly before the age of six.” With the prepared environment called “the Atrium” and presentations done by a trained catechist, the child is “called forth” in response rather than “poured in” information. The child with the catechist will enjoy meditating on the questions generated by the scriptures with the prepared environment as a development aid.
A few of the Presentations for ages 4 – 5 Practical Life Skills such as; spooning, polishing, and flower arranging. Life of the Church; Altar Work and Liturgical Colors, Bible stories; The Good Shepherd, The Mustard, Seed, and The Annunciation.
A few of the Presentations for ages 6 – 9 Practical Life Skills such as; journaling, book making, and sewing. Life of the Church; Altar Work and Liturgical Time Bible stories; The Creation, The Eucharistic Presences, Our Father Prayer, The Good Samaritan and The Parable of the True Vine.
Grade Level Religious Education Text Book for grades 1st – 6th. To encourage the child to develop a relation with Jesus, have an understanding of the Catholic faith through prayers, Scripture, and the Catechism.
Home Schooling: “My Catholic Faith Delivered” Online learning.
Sacramental Preparation (Child is baptized and seven (7) years old and completed 1 year of faith formation classes.)
First Reconciliation: Allow children to experience what it means to be sorry, to make up or reconcile. A child learns both to seek and to give forgiveness. Six (6) preparation sessions on Saturday, October – November. Parent sessions and Family Retreat is part of this process.
Confirmation and First Eucharist: is an ongoing faith formation in the lives of children as well as the family and the parish. Eleven (11) preparation sessions on Saturday, January – April. Parent Sessions and Family Retreat is part of this process.
Confirmation: A Child in 4th – 6th grade who is baptized and are receiving communion. The Sacrament of Confirmation seals us with gifts of the Holy Spirit. Four (4) preparation sessions on Saturday, March – April. Parent sessions and Family Retreat is part of this process.
R.C.I.A. adapted for children ages 7 –12 Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist A child in 2nd-8th grade who are not baptized and who need to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. A family interview is required to register. This is a two (2) year process. Parent Sessions and Family Retreat is part of this process.
Wednesday: 4:00 – 5:15 pm: Grades: Pre-K – 5th à Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I (ages 4-5) à Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level II (ages 6-9)
Thursday: 6:30 – 7:45 pm: Grades: Grades: 1st – 6th
Sacramental Preparation: Saturday, 8:30 am (Mass) – 11:00 pm
Yearly Fees: $75.00 per Child
Sacramental Preparation: $15.00 per Child