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FAITH FORMATION AND MORE!

 

FAMILIES FORMED IN CHRIST:  Parent lead at-home instruction.    See below the logo for details

SACRAMENT DETAILS:  Scroll down to the title 'SACRAMENTS' for details on First Reconciliation,

Confirmation and First Communion 

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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 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)

 

Registration Information:

 

This program is for anyone who wishes to continue Faith formation, especially families with children in grades K thru High School

 

ONLINE Registration for 2018/2019 is NOW OPEN!

CLICK HERE to register now 

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 $95.

 

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.   

 

Program Format:

 

 

 FFC runs Sept. to May 

 

2018/2019 Monthly Format Basics for Families:

 

     First Tuesday of each month from 7-8:30pm 

 

 

Adults can attend the teaching in person OR view the

Facebook Live Stream on the FFC at Ste Marie page.  

 

Weeks 2 & 3

Adults with children grades K-8 do at home lessons

 

3rd Saturday of the month - Family Community Meeting

4-7pm (Includes 4pm Mass, dinner and activities)

*Acception - May Community Mtg is the 1st Saturday 

 

 Childcare is offered for ages 6 months to 4 years old.

 

 

 

SACRAMENTS:

 

First Reconciliation, First Communion & Confirmation: 

Sacramental prep fee - $50 per child - covers all expenses

for all 3 Sacraments

 

 

 

RESTORE - RENEW - PROCLAIM the Hope that is Christ

  

At the direction of Bishop Libasci, beginning in Sept. of 2018, the age of Confirmation is now to be received in 3rd grade. Each parish will implement this change accordingly.

 

 

Beginning Sept. 2018 at Ste. Marie:

 

   F. Reconciliation will be in 2nd grade  

   F. Communion AND Confirmation will be in 3rd grade 

 

There will be parent information sessions after the 9:30 & 11:30 Masses Sept. 16 & 23 to explain the process and answer questions regarding students in grades 4 and up who need to also be prepared for Confirmation.  

We encourage you to contact us with your questions or to get more information by calling the Office of Children & Youth Ministry Tues. thru Thurs. between 10am & 3pm OR email us at stemarie.religioused@gmail.com

 

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

Michelle Pisacane, Assistant    

Kristine Dionne, Office help

Claudette Dachowski, Families Formed in Christ Director

Keith Maloney, Youth Minister