Faith Formation

FAITH FORMATION

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

November 25 Letter to Parents

November Letter to Parents

 

Upcoming Dates:

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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!​

 

- Book & Bible Study Groups

Beginning January 18, we will begin a 4-week Bible study entitled Sermon on the Mount.  This Little Rock Scripture Study focuses on the Beatitudes.   Jesus' call to profound discipleship in the Sermon on the Mount is too often dismissed as special instructions for only the holiest and most exceptional Christians. In The Sermon on the Mount, Clifford Yeary challenges us to hear the sermon once again as Christ intended it, as our call to follow him whose life illustrated its every ideal. Yeary helps us to hear the Sermon on the Mount as a message for each of us, a challenge that is our constant call to renewal.

Sessions start the week of January 18 and continue for 4 weeks. 

Register using the form below:

 
 

 

 

REGISTER FOR FAITH FORMATION using the form below.  After submitting the form, you will be redirected to our online giving platform.  To complete your registration, please pay the registration fee of $35/child or $100/family rate.  Scholarships are available.  Contact ThuyAnh or Fr. Greg.  We do ask that Faith Formation families be registered members of our parish.  Please register by returning the New Member Registration form to [email protected]

Parents will need to sign and submit the Electronic Communications Involving Minors Form (note it is 2-sided) for each child in order for them to be included in grade-level Zoom meetings.  Please email signed form to [email protected] or drop-off/mail to the Parish Office at 7087 Goiffon Rd Centerville.

Faith Formation Fee is $35 per student; Family Rate is $100.
Scholarships are available upon request. Contact Thuy-Anh or Fr. Greg.
After you submit this form, you will be redirected to our online giving platform. To complete the registration please electronically pay the FF fees or send a check to St. Geneveive 7087 Goiffon Rd Centerville, MN 55038.

With online FF, we will be using Zoom. Parents need to sign and return the "Electronic Communication Involving Minors" for each child. The link to the form is found in red at the top of this page.

 
 

     

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