FAITH FORMATION FOR YOUTH AND CHILDREN 2017-2018

Call for Catechists and Aides:  “Dear Catechists, let us go out, open the doors and 
be bold enough to trace new paths for the proclamation of the Gospel.”  ~Pope Francis
Are you looking for an opportunity to grow in your faith, in your relationship with Christ, and in holiness? Do you enjoy working with children or youth? You may have a special calling to be a catechist or aide in our Children & Youth Faith Formation Program! As Pope Francis reminded us on World Youth Day, we are all called to “proclaim Christ…and be witnesses of our faith.” What better way to pass on our Faith than working with our children and youth. Our Faith Formation Program meets monthly on Sunday afternoon for ongoing Faith Formation and Tuesday evening for preparation for sacraments. We provide everything you need to teach and training is available for all catechists and aides. (Program registration fees are waived for catechists with children in the program). If you think you might be interested teaching or assisting in the Sunday or the Tuesday sessions and would like to know more about this rewarding and essential ministry please contact Nancy Royal in the Parish Office.

Faith Formation Program Registration Available Now!
Is your child or youth “On the road” with Jesus? It’s all about discipleship! From infancy to our final days in this lifetime, we are all in the process of “Faith Formation” – learning about and growing in our Faith and discipleship and deepening our encounter with Christ.

Ongoing Faith Formation
Faith Formation is an ongoing process. We offer ongoing classes for children and youth in Grade 1 through High School and their families to grow closer to God and be formed in our faith through prayer and worship, leading a moral life, participating in projects to help the poor, learning about what we believe as Catholics, becoming immersed in the life of the parish community, and celebrating sacraments.

Sacraments
Our Faith Formation Program includes preparing for and celebrating sacraments. Santa Teresa Church is a “Restored Sequence of the Sacraments” parish. This means that Confirmation and First Eucharist are prepared for and celebrated at the same time. For First Eucharist, Confirmation, and First Reconciliation (Grade 2 and older) your child must participate in the Faith Formation program a minimum of two consecutive years, including the year that the sacraments are celebrated.

When do classes meet and who attends?

  • Monthly Sunday classes: 1:15p-3:15p – All students attend the monthly Sunday classes
  • Monthly Tuesday classes: 6:30p-8:30p  – Those preparing to receive sacraments in the spring of 2018 attend these classes in addition to the Sunday classes.
How to Register
Faith Formation sessions begin on Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:15-3:15 pm and Tuesday, August 29, 6:30p-8:30p. The registration packet is for all families whether you are New to the program, beginning the Second Year of the program, or Continuing after Sacraments (For students continuing after sacraments there is a special reduced fee and parents are not required to attend). Packets are in the vestibule of the church on the Parish Faith Formation table and in the Parish Office. Please return your registration forms to the Parish Office as soon as possible, no later than Monday, August 14 after which late fees apply. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Nancy Royal, or Sherri Butler in the Parish Office at 408-629-7777 or by email: Nancy@SantaTeresaChurch.com or Sherri@SantaTeresaChurch.com.

We look forward to a wonderful year growing together in Christ, Jesus!

Peace and blessings,

Nancy Royal, Director of Faith Formation and Pastoral Associate

 

To download the schedule –> Faith Formation Family Calendar 2017-18