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FAITH FORMATION FOR CHILDREN & TEENS

For the 2020-2021 school year we will be offering only one religious Education program.

Summer Program is for children in grades K-6 for the 2020-2021 school year. During those two weeks they will have classroom time, art, music and snack time.

The dates for this year’s summer program are:

July 6, 2020-July 17, 2020 Class begins at 8:30 am and ends at Noon.

Summer Program is held Monday thru Friday in the faith formation center at St Jude

As part of this commitment you must also sign up for four of our family Enrichment session that run from September-March.

Family Enrichment meets once a month. It is a chance for your whole family to come to Mass followed by a potluck supper. After supper we have a topic that we talk about as large group and then there is a hands-on activity for the families to do. These sessions usually run no later than 8:00pm

Grades 7-12 will meet every Sunday Mornings 10:00- 11:15 in the Faith formation center Starting in September. Dates TBA

Sacrament Preparation will take place in March and April of 2021 Dates TBA

The Church recognizes that parents are the first and foremost teachers of the faith for their children. Catechists (teachers) are resources who work in partnership with parents in providing the information that helps parents provide the formation. Faith formation is a life-long process. It doesn’t end after the celebration of a sacrament or when a teen outgrows youth group. Faith formation is a personal journey that, often, is best shared with those around us, and what better way for parents to spend time with their children than in growing together in faith?

Two-Week Summer Program for grades K-6 Two-week Summer Program, followed by 4-6 Family Enrichment sessions
on Saturday evenings scheduled throughout the school year.  Dates for 2020 are July 6-17. Program starts at 830AM and closes at Noon. 
Early registration is recommended. 

Junior and Senior High Programs:

Jr. High grades 7-8 includes Proximate Preparation Prior to Celebrating Confirmation

This two-year program provides overall faith formation including components of service and socializing. It also focuses on the topics required in preparing to celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation. This program is offered on Sundays 10-11:30AM in the Faith Formation Center. . Classes for the 2020-21 school year will begin on Sunday, September 13

Sr. High grades 9-12

Provides general, overall faith formation including components of service and socializing. This is a great venue to keep post-confirmation teens connected with their faith and to grow spiritually while serving the community. It includes parish and diocesan retreat opportunities. Meetings are Sunday mornings from 10-11:30AM in the Faith Formation Center.  Classes for the 2020-21 school year will begin on Sunday, September 13

Registration Form 
Faith Formation Registration 2020-2021

Click on Picture above to Register

An important piece of being a part of the Summer Program is participating in the Family Enrichment Sessions. You must attend two sessions in the fall/winter and two sessions in the winter/ spring.  We will celebrate Mass at 5:00PM at St. Jude with our family enrichment session to follow right after at St Jude’s Parish Life Center where summer program is held.

Last Session for 2019-2020:  


March 31- Stations of the Cross at Holy Ghost at 7PM in the Church

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Children's Liturgy is an opportunity for the children to expereince the readings for our Sunday liturgy on their level.  After the opening prayer, children are called foward for a blessing and will be dismissed.  They return to their families before the presentation of the gifts. 

Children's Liturgy of the Word is celebrated at our Holy Ghost worship site at 9AM Mass

The Parish of the Holy Family
4100 Lyell Road
Rochester, NY 14606
585-247-4322

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