Format and Information
When parents bring their children to the waters of Baptism, they promise to raise them in the Catholic Faith and lead them into a personal relationship with Christ. This is a life long journey for both parents and their children. Knowing that this formation has eternal consequences, we are committed to assisting you in this most important responsibility.
Ste. Marie Parish, in support of parents as their children's primary catechists, offers a family based Faith Formation program called “Families Formed in Christ (FFC). The materials for this program are provided by Sophia Institute Press and is entitled, “A Family of Faith: A Complete Guide to Forming Catholic Children.” The fees for this program cover the following:
Dinner each month
One Parent Guide and Student activity book for At-Home Lessons
Catechism of the Catholic Church (if needed)
This program is for families with children in grades K thru High School
ONLINE Registration for the 2017/2018 acedemic year is OPEN!
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A non-refundable deposit of $50 per family is due at the time of registration and will be applied to the total annual cost per family of $90.
We never turn away any family due to financial challenges. If there is any financial concerns, please call our office to discuss your circumstance so that we may assist you appropriately.
FFC runs Sept. to May
2017/2018 Monthly Format basics for families:
Week 1 - Parents attend an Adult Meeting
First Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30pm
Weeks 2 & 3 - Parents teach at home
Week 4 - Family Community Meeting
*3rd Saturday of the month from 4-7pm
Includes 4pm Mass and dinner
*Acception is Dec. and May - Family Community Mtg will be the first Saturday of these two months
Childcare is offered for children ages 6 months up to 4 years old.
First Reconciliation (FR) and First Communion (FC) Information:
Sacramental prep fee of $40 per child covers: books, retreat and photography
The Sacrament of F. Reconciliation is received during an FFC scheduled family community meeting
F. Communion takes place at the 8, 9:30 & 11:30am Sunday Masses on Divine Mercy Sunday (the Sunday after Easter) For 2018 - the date is April 8
Direct prep begins in grade 9
Sacramental prep fee: $40 per student covers additional materials, Retreat and photography
Enrollment in Catholic School, Families Formed in Christ, or a program that is equally appropriate.
Students and their parent(s) attend 4 direct prep sessions
First session in October
Second session in January
Third session in April
Fourth session is September, just prior to the reception of the Sacrament
Dates for 2017/2018 Confirmation Prep:
Oct. 14, 2017Jan. 13, 2018April 14, 2018Sept. 22, 2018
Confirmation Mass for students who completed prep by Sept. 2017 is set for Sunday, October 29, 2017. (This Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation)
We encourage you to contact us with your questions or to get more information by calling the Office of Children & Youth Minister Tues. thru Thurs. between 10am & 3pm OR email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to present this program to you and we believe God will bless us all abundantly as we journey in faith together!
Faith Formation Office Staff:
Terry Bolduc, Director of Ministry
Kristine Dionne, Office. Asst.
Mary Mosher & Claudette Dachowski, Families Formed in Christ Co-Directors
Rose Malynowski, Youth Minister
Paul DiIulio & Cesar Ruiz, Confirmation Catechists