Children’s Faith Formation 2016-2017
It’s Cool to Be Catholic!
At Blessed Sacrament, we believe you can’t compartmentalize Faith Formation into a couple of hours a week! Faith, when lived as God intended, colors every aspect of our lives. The way our children inherit and eventually nurture their own faith is by both seeing faith lived out and by living it out themselves. The most critical component of any child’s Faith Formation is the family. Family is where children first meet and experience God.
Within our Blessed Sacrament family, Faith Formation classes are a small faith group family for children. In these classes, children have an opportunity to learn about their faith in classes and assemblies, celebrate their faith through worship, and live out their faith in the service of others. They get to see God in action through a variety of people.
Children should participate in a variety of activities—school, sports, music, and many others. God has gifted us each with different talents, and childhood is a time to discover where our gifts and talents lie. God has also given us the gift of faith, an dthat is an equally important gift for us all to nurture, no matter how old we are.
The Elementary Faith Formation Program at Blessed Sacrament centers on both the child and the family. In age-leveled classrooms, children hear and process the gospel story before hearing it at Mass the following weekend based on the lectionary. Through the Finding God series, published by Loyola Press, they explore the rich traditions of the Catholic faith with their catechists and classmates.
In addition, we have four family assemblies during the year. Children are expected to attend with an adult.
The schedule for Faith Formation classes is below.
Preschool and Elementary Calendar
Faith Formation Kick-Off Mass, Sunday, September 25 at 6:00pm!
September 25—Kick-Off Family Assembly* September 28—Kick-Off Family Assembly*
October 2 October 5
October 16 October 12
October 23 October 19
October 30 October 26
November 6 November 2
November 13 November 9
November 20 November 16
December 4—Advent Family Assembly* November 30—Advent Family Assembly*
December 11 December 7
December 18 December 14
January 8 January 11
January 22 January 18
February 12 January 25
February 26—Lent Family Assembly* February 1
March 12 February 8
March 19 February 15
March 26 February 22—Lent Family Assembly*
April 23—Easter Family Assembly* March 1—Ash Wednesday**
April 30 March 15
April 19—Easter Family Assembly*
*Assemblies are designed for parent-child participation. We look forward to seeing you there!
** Children will be attending the Ash Wednesday Mass at 4:30 in the church. Please attend with your child if you are able.