Faith Formation Classes

Children’s Ministry

Planting faith, growing faith

Catechesis is more than just religious education—it is a life-long journey of conversion. Our goal is to bring our children to Christ, to prepare them for the sacramental life of the church, and to help them understand the social justice implications of discipleship as we integrate prayer into their lives.

Outlined below is the Faith Formation process at Holy Spirit. For more information, contact Merry Reardon at 408-997-5112 or mreardon@dsj.org.

Faith Formation Classes
(grades K – 5th):

– Class schedules are: Sundays 8:30-9:25 a.m., Sundays 10:30-11:25 a.m. and Mondays 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 p.m.

– The maximum class size is limited to 15 students each class

First Reconciliation & First Eucharist
(2nd grade and up):

– First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are offered as a combined preparation program only.

– You may register for First Reconciliation/First Eucharist if your child has already completed one full year of religious education, either in a parish program or at a Catholic school, and is in at least 2nd grade or higher.

– There will be multiple parent meetings and child practice sessions to attend.

Confirmation
(7th grade and up):

– Confirmation is a two-year process.

– 1st Year: Candidates/parents meet once per month. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 P.M. Candidates will be involved in service projects.

– 2nd Year: Candidates/sponsors meet several times per year. Candidates will be involved in service projects and two retreats with their sponsors.

Registration

Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. – Proverbs 22:6

Who Should Attend Faith Formation?

Any child that attends public school in kindergarten through fifth grade. Faith Formation is a life long journey and doesn’t end when a child makes the First Eucharist Sacrament.

When Does Faith Formation Registration Start?

There are 3 classes available for Faith Formation. To make it more convenient for families’ busy schedules, we will be offering an additional Faith Formation class on Sunday next year. Faith Formation classes will be offered from 8:30- 9:25 a.m. and 10:30-11:25 a.m. on Sundays and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings.

** UPDATE: Registration is now closed.

Help Needed

We are currently in need of both Faith Formation catechists. Faith Formation classes allow you to build a relationship with students because you get to meet once a week September through April on either Sundays at 10:45-11:45 a.m. or Monday afternoons from 5:30-6:30 p.m. All materials are provided and training sessions will be held over the summer to make sure you feel completely prepared for your role.

If God is calling you to share your faith in this way, please contact Merry Reardon at 408-997-5112 or mreardon@dsj.org.

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