Elementary Faith Formation

The Sacred Heart Children’s Faith Formation Team is privileged to support families as they pass on the legacy of faith to their children. We provide several programs including Children’s Liturgy of the Word, weekly faith formation classes, Sacramental Preparation, service opportunities, and family events.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word:

During the Children’s Liturgy of the Word, children have the opportunity to listen, pray, and celebrate at their level. After the homily, they rejoin their families and the parish congregation for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Children’s Liturgy of the Word is celebrated at the Sunday 10:00 am Mass.

Weekly Faith Formation Programs:

For children 1st through 5th grade, we have three sessions of weekly faith formation classes – Wednesday afternoons (4:30-5:30), Wednesday evenings (6:30-7:30), and Thursday evenings (6:30-7:30). We gather as a group in Hallen Hall for opening prayer. Parents are encouraged to join in.

Sacramental Preparation:

Students who have completed one year (1st grade or above) of faith formation classes are eligible to begin Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. The preparation includes weekly classes, parent sessions, and two parent-child retreats.  First Reconciliation is celebrated in December and First Communion in May.

Special Events:

Living Saints Museum Saturday, November 1st.

Advent Family Night Monday, November 24th

Helpful Links:

Basic Catholic Prayers

Faith Formation Calendar

 

Welcome to Beyond Baptism.  Our sessions are the third Thursday from 6:00-7:30.   Preschoolers & kindergartners with a parent Session dates for Beyond Baptism:

Welcome to Elementary Faith Formation.  Our Wednesday sessions run from 4:30-5:30 or 6:30-7:30 with Angel Choir from 5:30-6:30.  Parents are asked to come in with their children, ask them to use the restroom before class, and stay through opening prayer.  Children must be met at their room after class.  Children are to be accompanied by an adult in the parking lot at all times.  Please consider helping in a classroom or with children learning prayers. Class dates for Wednesday sessions:

Welcome to Elementary Faith Formation.  Our new Thursday sessions are two times per month and are from 6:00-7:30.   This option includes parents taking an active role in teaching faith concepts at home and attending Mass regularly.  Parents of Thursday Session First Communion children attend each session with their child.   Good attendance is very important for success in the Thursday program. 

Parents of initial year & continuing students are asked to come in with their children, remind them to use the restroom before class, and stay through opening prayer.  Children are to be met at their room after class.  Children are to be accompanied by an adult in the parking lot at all times. Please consider helping in a classroom or with children learning prayers. Class dates for Thursday sessions:

 

 

 

Vaction Bible School - VBS 2016

Enjoy fun-filled, faith-filled, mornings of songs, crafts, games, and Bible stories!  Camp is July 11-15, 2016 – Registration forms are available at the parish office.  Registration will close on June 12 or when spaces are filled!  Sign up today!

Need volunteer hours for school?  We have short term projects with flexible hours. Meet your volunteer goals, while helping prepare materials for our children’s programs. 

Thank you Linda Cooper

 

Contact: Linda Cooper for more information. 360-491-0890 ext 108 lindac@3hearts.org