Faith Formation

FAITH FORMATION

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

Upcoming Dates:
January 19 - No in-person class.  Family Activity at this link.
January 26 - No class.  Catechist Workshop
February 2 - Pre-Grade 5 @ Centerville Elem; 9-10th grades @ FFC

2021-2022 Faith Formation Calendar

St Genevieve Faith Formation COVID-19 Protocol

Faith Formation classes will be in-person for the 2021-22 program year.  Masks are required for everyone involved in the program (children and adults).  This includes classes, family events, and Children's Liturgy of the Word.


October 4 Update:

Parent Handbook

Children's Programs

- Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) at 8:30 & 10:30 Sunday Masses September 26 - May

Liturgy of the Word is offered to children in grades Preschool - 1st  grade and is held during the 8:30 and 10:30 am Masses on Sundays. During Liturgy of the Word for Children, young people meet in a designated area to hear the readings of the day at a level more suitable to their understanding, have small group discussion about the readings, and offer prayer intentions. There is no registration or fee to attend and masks are required.

-  St. Gen’s Tots (Preschool and Kindergarten)

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners will meet in the same classroom in 2021-22.  Early faith formation is an important way to begin your child's spiritual growth This program is for children age 4 through 5 that focuses on helping children learn and grow in their relationship with God through weekly class time. The children will learn from the Allelu curriculum in the Wednesday classes. This program offers a simple and easy to use at home and during the week to help engaging children in prayers, saint stories, and activities.

-  4-Faith (Grades 1-5)

We will use the curriculum offered by St. Mary’s Press known as Discover.  Each student will use the Catholic Children's Bible received last year.  Sessions will be held at Centerville Elementary from 6:30-7:45 pm on Wednesdays.

First Reconciliation & Eucharist (Usually Grade 2) There will be additional programs to ensure that the students are ready to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in Spring, 2022. 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. In-person sessions will be held Wednesdays at the Faith Formation Center two times a month.  See revised calendar that will be posted by September 27, 2021.

-  Confirmation I & II

Confirmation program will be using the curriculum Live It! Change the World with Everday Faith.   Students will meet weekly on Wednesdays at the Faith Formation Center two times a month.  See revised calendar that will be posted by September 27, 2021.

-  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

During Advent a 3-week Bible Study will be offered Wednesday mornings 8:45-10:45 and Wednesday evenings 7-9pm.  The study is “The Infancy Narratives of Jesus” by Stephen Binz. 

Dates for the evening sessions are December 1, December 9 (Thursday) and December 15.
Dates for the morning session are December 1, December 8 and December 15.

To register, click here or call the parish office.  The cost of the study book is $9.95.  Follow this link to pay electronically or bring a check to the parish office when you pick up your book. 

Duirng the month of December, a Small Group Advent Reflection will be offered 6:30-8:00 pm at the Faith Formation Center on Thursdays.   The resource being used is "Around the Advent Circle."  All who want to step back and find some peace and quiet time during this hectic season are invited to attend!  NO registration required.  Come when you can.