St. Genevieve Church is very excited about our Faith Formation program!
Under the guidance of ThuyAnh Hoang-our new Director of Religious Education, and the Faith Leadership Team made up of parents like you, we have celebrated 2 Fantastic Family Faith Events. The 2nd graders experienced a First Reconciliation Retreat with their parents. The Confirmation youth is preparing for their retreat. Kids in grades 3-10 are heading to Feed My Starving Children in February. Kids in grades K-10 AND their parents are invited to one big Faith Formation Session at the Parish Community Center on February 13.
St. Genevieve's Parish offers Faith Formation programs for all ages from Preschool through Adult. This could not be done without volunteers. Consider becoming Virtus trained and helping with the Faith Formation Program.
- Children's Liturgy of the Word at 8:30 & 10:30 Sunday Masses Oct-May
A special "breaking-open" of the Gospel, in which children hear and learn the Gospel as it is written for them. Offered most every Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:30 am Masses during the school year. Registration is not required. Refer to the Faith Formation Calendar for details.
- Kindergarten - Eighth Grade Wednesday Evening Program
Children will explore and discover what it is to be a son or daughter of God as they learn their faith in prayerful, experiential and fun-filled Wednesday evenings. During the year children participate in service projects geared just for them, scripture and art projects that hit home the main Bible points, prayer and Family Faith Events. Classes meet at Centerville Elementary School from 6:30 - 7:45pm October through April. Registration in the program is required.
- First Eucharist and First Reconciliation Sacrament Preparation Preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist generally takes place in second grade. This course work is woven into the second grade curriculum - however, there is an at home parent/child component, parent classes, and parent/child retreats for both Reconciliation and Eucharist. Registration in the Faith Formation Program is required. Families must also be registered in the Parish.
Grade Nine Confirmation Preparation (Year 1)
Exploration of Man's thirst for God - who is Jesus? What is truth? What is prayer and how does it bring me closer to God? Retreat and service projects are part of the program and Youth are strongly encouraged to participate in St. Gen's Youth activities to grow in community and relation to one another. Classes meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:45 at the Faith Formation Center.
Grade 10 Confirmation Preparation & Reception of Sacrament (Year 2)
Students explore what it means to be a Disciple of Jesus Christ. How does Mary, the Mother of God point us to Jesus? What does it mean to be confirmed and what are the gifts of the Holy Spirit? How do I wrap my arms around this faith and become a witness for Jesus Christ? Students participate in a Life in the Spirit Retreat (required) and another retreat experience of their choosing. Youth are strongly encouraged to participate in St. Gen's Youth activities to grow in community and relation to one another. Classes meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:45pm at the Faith Formation Center.
- Vacation Bible School (VBS)
June 17-24, 2019
- Created in the Image of God
This is an important component of all of our children and youth curriculum, which focuses on helping children understand their innate dignity - wonderfully created by God with the right to be treated with love and honor. This is part of the "Protection of Children and Youth Initiative" mandated by the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese. It helps youth and their parents to become knowledgeable and aware of the world around them by empowering them to respond appropriately and to create a safe and healthy environment.
Our hope is that your child will gain a better understanding of our Catholic faith and traditions in an active, nurturing, age appropriate environment. We are blessed to have committed volunteers who love children. We always welcome any parent who feels called to serve in this rewarding ministry. Training is provided with plenty of support staff, materials and well laid out lesson plans.
- Family Faith Events
Events planned by the Faith Leadership Team providing an atmosphere to build relationships within our faith community while presenting information to help us grow in our faith. Event dates in 2018-2019 are September 24, December 5, March 6 and April 24.
|Faith Formation Calendar 2018-19.pdf|
|Faith Formation Reg Letter 2018-19 1.pdf|
|Faith Formation Reg Letter 2018-19.pdf|
|Faith Formation Registration 2018 -19.pdf|
|Payment coupons 2018-19.pdf|
- Adult RCIA Instruction
Adult RCIA Instruction - The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is the process of welcoming individuals to discover and explore the Catholic Faith and to become a member of that faith. The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is open to:
° Those who are not baptized and desire to study and know the Catholic Faith - it beliefs and
° Those who are baptized in another Christian faith tradition and now want to explore membership in the Catholic Church.
° Baptized Catholics who have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, and who desire to respond to God's invitation to know and grow in faith in the Church.
° Catholics who have been away from the Church and have questions
° It is a spiritual journey that is different for each individual - a gradual process - a time of questioning, prayer, learning exploring and community.
RCIA begins in September and continues through the Easter season.
- Book & Bible Study Groups
- Lenten Retreat - March 16