Family Catechesis

Providing a foundation of faith for the domestic church.

Family Catechesis / General Faith Formation for grades PreK – 3

The Catholic Church recognizes that parents are the first and primary educators of the faith for their families.

Family Catechesis is a faith formation model that supports parents and children in the faith.  This model provides you with an opportunity to meet other parents, to learn and grow through activities with your children, and for your children to create friends and community.

The program includes retreats, service opportunities, and lectionary/faith-based lessons. We also provide families with activities to engage their faith and each other at home.

Once-monthly Sunday sessions are available from 10:45am – 12:00pm.  These sessions include a parent class that coincides with the youth class.

Click here to view the 2019 / 2020 Calendar for Family Catechesis

We also have faith formation programs for youth grades 4 – 12!  Visit our Youth Ministry page to learn more!

Does your child need preparation classes for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation or Eucharist?  Visit our Sacrament Preparation page to learn more!

Questions?

Use the form below to inquire with our Family Catechesis Coordinator, Donna Kinzie, about any further questions you may have.








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