elementary school FAITH FORMATION
A great time was had by all at our second Faith Family Sunday on 1/26 . Our theme for this Session was kindness and families gathered to talk about what the Beatitudes mean to all of our lives and also how we can understand them in our modern language. Families worked on a "Recipe for Kindness" and kids made kindness chains. Our kindness recipes were inspired by the following:
Recipe for Kindness
Fold two hands together, and express a dash of sorrow, marinate it overnight,
and work on it tomorrow.
Chop one grudge in tiny pieces, add several cups of love, dredge with a large sized smile, and mix the ingredients above.
Dissolve the hate within you, by doing a very good deed, dash in some help for any friend, if they should be in need.
Stir in laughter, love and kindness, from the heart it has to come, mix with genuine forgiveness, and give your neighbor some.
The amount of people you can serve, from the recipe above, is in the quality of its ingredients, and unlimited amounts of love.
This recipe's for the whole wide world, for everyone to make, just get it all together, and cook for God's own sake!
What is children’s Faith Formation?
In children’s faith formation it is our goal to provide the fundamentals of our faith in an engaging and supportive atmosphere. Our programs combine religious education, participation in weekly liturgies, faith families, and preparation for sacraments. Each component is equally important and will provide a joyful experience designed to immerse children into our Catholic community while developing their relationship with Jesus.
How does Faith Formation work?
Our faith formation sessions will meet approximately twice each month from September through April. The purpose of our sessions is to teach the children about God’s word, the Catholic Church and our responsibilities as Christians. During the student sessions, children meet with their catechist leaders to learn the practices of our faith, our beliefs and to explore how to make God an everyday part of life.
You must be a registered parishioner of Assumption Parish to enroll your child in a class.
Sacrament Information: Assumption has a two-year preparation policy for receiving the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. If your child has had no formal training in Faith Formation within the past 2 years, they will be placed in a basic Formation class and enter into the sacrament preparation class the following year.
For those students receiving their First Communion in 2019-2020, a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate is REQUIRED WITH REGISTRATION FORM, unless your child was baptized at Assumption. Classes are held semi-monthly on Sundays from 10:15-11:30 in the Youth Center. Schedule is on the reverse side of this paper.
November 3rd * faith family session
January 26th * faith family session
April 19th * faith family session
May 16th - First Eucharist
Classes are 10:15 am-11:15 am held in the Ministry Center (old convent)
* we ask that at least one parent attend, siblings welcome for our faith family session