Family Faith Formation
The Family Formation Team consists of Adult Catechists,Youth Catechists, in-class catechist assistants & small group leaders, meal support and behind the scenes workers. Please keep us and the families we serve in your prayers.
Welcome to Family Faith Formation
Our ministry of Catechesis uses resources provided by Loyola Press; including the Christ Our Life series for Levels 1 through 8 and Confirmed in the Spirit for Confirmation preparation. We also have additional resources for preschoolers; families; and for older children & youth who would like to “catch up” on ”formal” catechesis. In addition to providing printed material; Loyola Press has comprehensive on-line support at www.loyolapress.com.
For Levels 1 to 8:
Catechists teach in a classroom setting throughout the school year. They cover half of the book material in class; with families covering the rest of the material at home. Families are guided through each lesson by using the Home Learning Guide in conjunction with the student books and on-line resources.
Class times as per the schedule: Levels 1 to 6 on Sundays from 10am to 11am Levels 7 & 8 on Monday evenings beginning with the 7pm Mass & ends at 9pm.
Family Home Program is available to those who wish to complete most or all chapters at home; joining “in class” gatherings when time permits.
Family Gatherings – children & parents gather with the Catechists to celebrate special seasons. These gatherings consist of an activity for the whole family and include snacks & refreshments.
Members of the Family Faith Formation team receiving a blessing at Mass on Catechetical Sunday 2017.
For Levels 9 & 10, the Confirmation preparation years.
Confirmation prepares youth to be full active members in the Catholic Faith. This preparation takes place over two years. The first year consists of eight Monday evening gatherings with their peers; choosing a parish ministry; and meeting & sharing with their sponsor. The second year they fully engage in their chosen parish ministry; and attend two Retreats (Wind & Fire Retreat, and Spirit Day).
The printed resources are the student text Confirmed in the Spirit, and the Faith to Faith sponsor magazine. Also available is the Called to Be Catholic student book and Loyola Press on-line resources.
Please contact Betty for additional information or inquiries.
Email: Betty MacKinnon: firstname.lastname@example.org