St. Genevieve Church is very excited about our Faith Formation program!
The Faith Formation classes met for the last time April 10th. But, we're not finished with the year! There's a Confirmation retreat, First Eucharists, Rite of Sending Mass, Confirmation and lots of Faith Formation going on in our homes! We need to celebrate how much we've grown in our faith this year and how many friends we've made. Please plan on attending the End-of-the-Faith-Formation-Year Celebration on Wednesday, April 24 at the Parish Community Center. There will be a hot dog/hamburger meal from 5:45-6:30, a short program and lots of games and socializing time until 7:30.
The Men's Club is supplying the burgers and dogs (and grilling them, too!). If you can help with the food table, or bring buns, desserts, etc, please click here for the sign up.
We hope you can make it to the Celebration!
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-Apr
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 faith formation 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)
Get ready to "ROAR!" on June 17-24, 2019 9am-noon
Volunteers are needed before registration can begin! Contact the parish office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-4269-7937 to be on the VBS Team!
- 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.
|Confirmation Packet 2018-19|
|Cathedral Packet 2019|
|Confirmation Retreat Permission Slip|
|9th Grade Letter to Parents March 21, 2019|
|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|
|Touching Safety Program Information|
- 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
St. Paul's Letter to the Corinthians
9 weekly sessions beginning March 13, 2019 at 8:45am (Parish Community Center) or 7:00pm (St. John's Site)
Sign up at the Parish Office
$15 cost for materials