Children's Ministry

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.

 

Faith Formation

Preschool and Elementary Calendar

2016-2017

 

Sunday                                                                                Wednesday

9:45-10:45                                                                                                                       4:15-5:30

 

        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

                                                                                    March 22

                                                                                    March 29

                                                                                    April 19—Easter Family Assembly*

                                                                                    April 26

 

*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.