St. Paul the Apostle Faith Formation programs are dedicated to supporting and assisting families and children with the development of their Catholic faith in a welcoming, nurturing and safe environment.
- We recognize that all children are uniquely created.
- We recognize that all families are uniquely created.
- We recognize that our faith development is unique to our own experience.
- As families we are called to be light for each other.
- As disciples we are called to be light for the world.
We don’t just keep the faith…we share it!
Elementary On-Site Faith Formation Recap 2021/2022
May 18 was the last gathering for St. Paul the Apostle’s On-Site Elementary Faith Formation program. Each gathering begins with the children taking turns to lead the group in opening prayer and scripture reading. During the opening catechesis the children spend time reflecting on their baptism and their actions as “Beloved Sons/ Daughters of God.”
On May 4th Fr. Peter led the group in a prayer service to honor Mary. Families enrolled in the Children’s Faith @ Home program were invited to attend. Each child completed a paper flower intercession for Mary and the 5th grade children had the honor of crowning Mary.
Faith Formation evenings focus around a scripture verse and catechism reference that highlights a Pillar of the Catholic Church. Children dive into scripture to learn important concepts through key Bible stories. During each gathering there is a hands-on core learning activity and a fun game or project to help the children recall the key concepts of the lesson.
A special shout out to all the catechists and weekly parent volunteers whose dedication and commitment to the children of St. Paul made the program a success! Thank you to the following catechist volunteers: Megan Schmitt, Courtney Cinglie, Tiffany Nunzio, Heather Gibbs, Janet Ward, Ginny Justice, Elizabeth Wolf, Barb Powell, Hilary Martin, Stephan Winkelmann, Andrea Stachowiak, Connie Mulder, Hannah Mucci.Registration for next year’s program will begin mid-August.
May Crowning 2022
Porch visits with Faith Formation Families
The official last Elementary Faith Formation zoom gathering was held on May 27, but it felt strange to end the year by waving good- bye and clicking the “End Meeting” button. The first week of June I decide to visit all the 57 families who have children enrolled in Wednesday night classes. The catechists, volunteers and I have tried to build a real spirit of community within the program over the last two years. Our 4th grade catechist, Mr. Winkelmann, mapped out a route and divided the areas into zones. Over the last three weeks we have stopped by all 57 homes to visit and drop off Faith Formation materials. Enjoy these pictures of our visits!