Faith Formation Classes

Children’s Ministry

Planting Faith, Growing Faith

Please note: Out of concern for the safety, health, and lives of our parishioners, staff, volunteers and that of the general public, we are suspending all Parish Faith Formation programs at Holy Spirit Parish until further notice. Please check back for further updates.

 

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 merry.reardon@dsj.org.

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 first through fifth grade. Faith Formation is a life long journey and doesn’t end when a child makes the First Eucharist Sacrament.

Registration for 2020-2021 Faith Formation sessions is now open!

Two options:
– First and Third Monday of the month at 4:00pm. start on Monday, 9/14/20
– Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:00pm. Tuesday 9/15/20

– First semester will meet via Zoom.
– Each class will be 40 minutes long.
– Registration is $45/student

Register Here

Domestic Church
(First Reconciliation & Eucharist Preparation)

Here, at Holy Spirit, we use a process of Domestic Church for the Formation of our children who will be preparing to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist (Learn more about what Domestic Church means here)

We have a two year process for the preparation of Sacraments and Eucharist. Your child is able to start the process at age 6 years old or older and must be in at least First Grade in for year one. Registration begins now and will end at the end of August.

– Domestic Church meetings will be by Zoom after the orientation, once a month.

Registration is $75/student

Register Here

Help Needed

We are currently in need of both Faith Formation catechists, substitute catechists, and classroom helpers. 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 merry.reardon@dsj.org.

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