Faith Formation

FAITH FORMATION

Faith Formation Resources Page (syllabus, letters, permission slips,sign-ups, etc)

Upcoming Dates:
September 15 - Catechist Orientation
September 22 - FF Kick-Off Event

As of now, we plan to have Faith Formation classes in-person for the 2021-22 program year.  Registration will be open soon.

Parent Handbook

Children's Programs

-  4-Faith (Grades 1-5)

We will use the online curriculum offered by St. Mary’s Press known as Discover.  This is an online, self-paced learning program that allows students to learn at times convenient for their families.  Click here to review an online lesson. (user name: [email protected]  Password:  Discover!123!  Each student will use the Catholic Children's Bible received last year.  Weekly grade-level Zoom or google-meet meetings will be held at 6:30pm on Wednesdays..

First Reconciliation & Eucharist (Usually Grade 2) There will be additional online programs to ensure that the students are ready to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in Spring, 2021. NOTE: If your child is older than grade 3, please contact the Director of Religious Education for a special age-appropriate preparation process. (ThuyAnh Hoang at [email protected])

-  St. Gens Adolescent Ministry (SGAM)

Sixth through eighth grade will use the online curriculum Catholicism 101 by St. Mary's Press. You may review an online lesson sample here with login [email protected], password Catholicism123! or see how it works by watching the Webinar or download the slides from the Webinar.  Bi-weekly Zoom or Google-Meet meetings will be held.

-  Confirmation I & II

Confirmation program will be using the online curriculum Call to Mercy

-  VIRTUS Certification!

All adults and teens (18 and older) who volunteer with Faith Formation need to be VIRTUS certified before classes begin. All adult volunteers need to complete an initial online Protecting God's Children VIRTUS Training, apply for a background check and sign a Code of Conduct.  Please contact Safe Environment Coordinator Susie Irlbeck at [email protected] or 651-429-7937 to get started (new volunteers) or to update your certification (returning volunteers) and with questions about VIRTUS certification.  The virtus website is www.virtusonline.org.

 

Adult Programs 

-  Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA is a very special opportunity for adults who wish to explore membership in the Roman Catholic faith or for those Catholics who wish to receive sacraments which were not received at traditional ages. This journey also is an excellent opportunity to participate in a wonderful overview of the catholic faith and is open to all parishioners. We start this journey in late fall and continue through Easter when all will receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil. So if you are in need of baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation preparation as an adult, we would love to see you!​

 

- Adult Faith Formation

Becoming Human.  Dismantling Racism.

From the University of St. Thomas we offer a 7 week adult formation experience as we learn about systemic racism, the history that has made it possible, and the actions we can participate in to enact change in our communities.

See more details and register at www.stgens.org/becominghuman