Faith Formation for Children

As parents, you are stewards of God’s most wonderful gift: the life of Christ in your children. The parish programs exist to support parents in their role of forming disciples of the Lord. It is a privilege to be a part of your family’s faith development. Please take a look below at some ways to help your family grow in faith.

Faith @ Home Study

Children’s Faith @ Home Study is a program for children in grades K- 7. The program is open to all parish families: both children who attend public schools and children who attend St. Paul the Apostle school.

Faith Formation Volunteers

Faith Formation offers many opportunities for parishioners to put their gifts into service for evangelization.Please consider sharing your time and talents by helping with one or more of the service opportunities. Just complete the volunteer interest form to indicate your area of interest. Volunteers are needed for both onsite and virtual.
    Faith Formation Mentors for the families in our Children's programs. Volunteers are assigned families to keep in contact with throughout the year. Mentors would participate in virtual gatherings, make phone calls, help with monthly mailings to the children or could even be a "sponsor" for families with children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Facilitate drop off and pick up – minimum of 4 volunteers each week. Catechist Aides to help with the small groups. Lead Catechists for primary grades/ upper EL grades Coordinate Supplies- this would be volunteer work completed during office hours or in your home. Prayer Partner: Praying at home to support the children's faith formation programs. Specific prayer requests will be sent to you each month.

Catholic Sprouts: Daily Podcast for Catholic Kids

The Catholic Sprouts Podcast is a daily podcast for Catholic kids. The short episodes are designed to plant one seed of faith each day. Topics covered include Catholic Feast Days, Morality, Catholic Theology, the saints and the sacraments.

Make Your Kid A MagnifiKid!

Magnificat’s online resource for kids provides the ideal spiritual guide for children ages 6-12, perfectly adapted to their lives to accompany them on the path of daily prayer, help them develop and nourish their spiritual lives, instill in them our rich Christian values and encourage them to participate fully in the life of the Church. Games, comics and activities are just part of the weekly fun!

Sacraments of Initiation Catechesis for Children

If you have an older child who needs to receive the sacraments of initiation, family catechesis will be held twice a month on Sunday mornings between Mass times. This program is for older children who have completed 2nd grade, but have not yet celebrated the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion (and Reconciliation) and/ or Confirmation. Whether your family is entering the Church, returning after a time away, or delayed your child’s sacrament preparation, or any other circumstance, all are welcome!Please note that if your child is preparing to receive a sacrament this year, they must be registered for their appropriate grade level in Faith Formation programs or attend SPA school as well as attend Sunday Sacrament Catechesis. No registration fee for this program. Save the Sunday morning dates October 10 & 24, November 7, December 5, January 30, February 27, March 13 & 27, April 10, and May 15.

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