Encounter! Belong! Engage! Join us for weekly gatherings! The Faith Formation program is a fun and interactive way for your child to encounter Jesus, grow in faith and become a witness to the Gospels.

The Faith Formation program is a fun and interactive way for your child to encounter Jesus, grow in faith and become a witness to the Gospels.

Elementary Faith Formation classes are open to all parish families: both children who attend public schools and children who attend St. Paul the Apostle school.

  • This fall will start with in-person gatherings on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:30 PM.
  • The program coordinator will have the option to switch to virtual gatherings due to winter weather or cold/ flu season.
  • St. Mary’s Press Discover! Finding Faith in Life curriculum is used.
  • The program uses the Catholic Children’s Bible as the textbook.
  • Each lesson is based in Scripture and has an engaging activity sheet.
  • The lesson includes a Background Reflection, Family Activities, and a highlighted Saint.
  • An online resource component with interactive eLearning lessons is provided.

Save the dates and mark your calendar for the following Wednesdays.

  • September 15- Opening Prayer Service / Meet the Catechists (Parents attend with children)
  • September 22, 29
  • October 6, 13, 20, 7, 27
  • November 3, 10, 17
  • December 1, 8, 15
  • January 5, 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • March 9, 16, 23, 30
  • April 20, 27
  • May 4, 11, 18

REGISTRATION FEE

  • 1 Child: $75.00
  • 2nd Child: $30.00
  • 3rd Child: $30.00
  • 4+ Children: Free

We do not charge an additional fee for non-parishioners, but do ask that you obtain a letter from your parish Faith Formation Coordinator or Pastor acknowledging that your child will be attending SPA Faith Formation.

Register Here

For non parish families, please complete this form first. Once the Parish Office has set up your registration profile, you will be notified to complete the registration. Your patience is appreciated, please be assured space will be reserved for your child(ren). Thank you!

 Please note if your child is preparing to receive a sacrament this year (First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, or Confirmation) they must be registered for their appropriate grade level in the faith formation program or attend SPA school as well as attend Sacrament Catechesis events.


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.

Traditional Home Study model; where families may work at their own pace.

  • Each lesson is based in Scripture and has an engaging activity sheet.
  • An online resource component with interactive eLearning lessons is provided.
  • Virtual monthly gatherings will have a different topic/ theme covered where parents and children learn about our Catholic faith side by side.  
  • The program follows the diocese’s religion curriculum guidelines of Encounter, Grow and Witness.  

Virtual gatherings schedule for the 2021-2022 program will be held  from 6:30 – 7:15 PM on the first Tuesday of each month unless otherwise indicated; mark your calendars:

September 7 from 6:30-7:15 PM-  A family orientation gathering

October 5 , November 9 , December 7,  January 4 , February 1, March 1 , April 12 and May 3 . 

If you would like to learn more information or have any questions about our Family Catechesis option please contact Jeanne Winkelmann. 

There is a registration cost for Family Catechesis:

  • 1 Child: $75.00
  • 2nd Child: $30.00
  • 3rd Child: $30.00
  • 4+ Children: Free

We do not charge an additional fee for non-parishioners, but do ask that you obtain a letter from your parish Faith Formation Coordinator or Pastor acknowledging that your child will be attending SPA Faith Formation.

Register Here

For non parish families, please complete this form first. Once the Parish Office has set up your registration profile, you will be notified to complete the registration. Your patience is appreciated, please be assured space will be reserved for your child(ren). Thank you!

RCIC

If you have an older child who needs to receive Sacraments, family catechesis (RCIC) will be held twice a month on Sunday mornings between Mass times.
This program is for children who have completed 2nd grade, but have not celebrated the Sacraments of Baptism and/ or First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
RCIC stands for the process involving “Christian Initiation of Children Who Have Reached Catechetical Age.”
Whether your family is just entering the Church, is returning after time away, have decided as a family to delay your children’s sacramental preparation, or any other circumstance, all are welcome.
 
No registration fee for this program.

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.

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