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Wednesday, 26 January 2011 18:14
When is class? 6 – 7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays from September to May
Where is class? The Church and the School
What will your child be taught?
St. Francis of Assisi will be using the Ignatius Press Faith and Life series. Children in grades 2-8 will be studying the same themes each year, but with different levels of depth. They begin the year studying the Old Testament and close the year with the New Testament and the role of the Holy Spirit in the Church today. This approach to education reminds and if necessary, re-teaches children the foundations of the Faith. If your child missed a grade(s) of faith formation, don’t worry! They will be able to understand class and catch up! If you would like an outline of lessons, please check out the website: http://www.ignatius.com/promotions/ faithandlife/. There is also supplemental information that you as a parent may teach your child outside of the faith formation classes.
Classes will also discuss important feasts like All Saints, the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Christmas, Ash Wednesday and Holy Week.
What is the role of the family in Faith education?
John Paul II taught that the school of faith is the family. In the family, children learn to love generously, forgive one’s enemy, and pray. Parents’ witness to God’s love is very, very important!
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when the family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents” (2226.)
Are there fun activities at Faith Formation, too?
Yes! We celebrate the feasts of the Church with prayer and parties. Some of our fun events include an ice cream social for the Feast of St. Francis, a scavenger hunt for All Saints Day, Advent songs (Christmas songs), and more!
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