Faith Formation

Generations of Faith for Families

REGISTRATION for 2020/21 is now CLOSED.

Holy Spirit Faith Formation Re-Entry Plan

Family Faith Formation Schedule 2020-21

New to Family Faith Formation … click here to see what it’s all about.

 

For information about our program and polices download our Policy Booklet: Faith Formation Policy Booklet

 

Family Faith Formation Presentations

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PAYMENTS

You ,may make payments online via Our Sunday Visitor Online Pay on this website.  Payments may be made via bank account, Mastercard, or Visa.  To access online pay click –> One Time Online Payment   then under fund select “Generations of Faith”   or you may go to the Home Page, select Online Giving, and then select “Quick Give” and then under fund select “Generations of Faith”

Contact us at (219) 661-0644 or email us   holyspiritformation@gmail.com

Children's Liturgy

CHILDRENS LITURGY

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is an age-appropriate Liturgy of the Word offered for ages 5 through 5th graders at the 10:00 am Mass.

Children’s Liturgy meets during the months of September through May.

All children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Just before the Liturgy of the Word begins for the assembly, the children are invited to go with the weekly leaders from the church to the Parish Life Center.The Catechists lead the children through prayers, songs and readings that are simplified for children.

The children learn about the same Scripture readings as the rest of the assembly. They are taught a simplified main message of the readings and are encouraged to share that message with their parents after Mass.

Volunteers are needed to teach the lessons each week, as well as to assist with the supervision of the children. This is a great opportunity for adults and middle school/high school youth to help these eager youngsters learn the Word of the Lord.

First Reconciliation Preparation

First Reconciliation Preparation

The sacrament of Reconciliation usually takes place during 2nd grade. One year of previous faith formation is required.  It is an important part of who we are as Catholics. It teaches our children about God’s unconditional love and forgiveness. The three Reconciliation workshops are only PART of the requirements to celebrate this wonderful sacrament. Monthly Generation of Faith attendance from September through April (8 sessions) and weekly Mass at-tendance is vital to ensure our commitment as parents is prioritizing our faith first.  Parent/guardian attendance is required for all sessions.

 

First Reconciliation Prep Dates 2020/21

Saturday, September 12   9-11 am

Saturday, October 10   9-11 am

Saturday, November 14   9-11 am

First Reconciliation Celebration  Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 am

First Eucharist Preparation

First Eucharist

The sacrament of Eucharist usually takes place during 3rd grade. Two years of  previous faith formation is required.  It is the ultimate gift of God’s love. It unites us as Catholics and strengthens us as one body of Christ each time we participate in the celebration. The four Eucharist workshops are only PART of the requirements to celebrate this LIVING sacrament. Monthly Generation of Faith attendance from September through April (8 sessions) and weekly Mass attendance is vital to ensure our commitment as parents to help guide our children to become strong followers of Christ.  Parent/guardian attendance is required for all sessions.


100% attendance at all Sacramental Workshops is required.

First Eucharist Prep Dates 2020/21
Saturday, January 23   9-11 am

Saturday, February 20   9-11 am

Saturday, March 13         9-11 am

Saturday, April 17         9-11 am

First Eucharist Celebration    Sunday, May 2 at 10 am Mass


Requirements to receive First Eucharist

  1. Baptized in the catholic faith with Baptismal Certificate on file or profession of faith made
  2. Child must celebrate the Sacrament of Penance prior to reception of the Holy Eucharist for the first time.
  3. Regular attendance and participation at the Sunday Mass
  4. Regular attendance and participation at GOF
  5. 100% Attendance of First Eucharist Preparation sessions
  6. Completion of First Eucharist Textbook and GOF Assignments
  7. The pastor, along with the catechist(s) of the child, are to determine the readiness of the child to receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time.

(Taken from http://www.dcgary.org/pdf/sacrament-guidelines.pdf)

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation is usually celebrated in eighth grade and is an opportunity for candidates to deepen their understanding of their Catholic faith and the mission of Christ.  Attendance at all Confirmation Preparation sessions and weekly Mass attendance is vital to ensure their commitment to prioritize their faith first.  All students preparing for Confirmation must also attend a Confirmation Retreat and participate in a Discipleship Project.

In lieu of attending Generations of Faith sessions, students who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the spring will attend Confirmation Preparation Sessions.

NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN CONFIRMATION PREPARATION AFTER CLASSES HAVE STARTED.


Confirmation Parish Participation Service Hours Form

Sponsor Affidavit Updated May 2018

For Adults seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation please contact our RCIA Director or click–https://catholicfamilyhs.org/education/rite-of-christian-initiation-rcia/


 

Requirements to receive Confirmation

1. Baptized in the catholic faith with Baptismal Certificate on file or profession of faith made
2. Candidate is expected to have participated in ongoing Faith Formation since their reception of First Eucharist.
3. Regular attendance and participation in weekly Sunday Liturgy
4. 100% attendance of Confirmation Preparation sessions
5. Completion of the Confirmation text book and any assignments added by the Confirmation Sacrament team.
6. Completion of the Confirmation Discipleship Project
7. Retreat- Every confirmation candidate must attend the Confirmation Retreat
8. One should be in a state of grace, by receiving the Sacrament of Penance before the Sacrament of Confirmation
9. The pastor, along with the catechist(s) of the child, are to determine the readiness of the child to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 
(Taken from http://www.dcgary.org/pdf/sacrament-guidelines.pdf)

VIRTUS

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For the list of upcoming VIRTUS training sessions, click here.

To log into your VIRTUS Online account, or to pre-register for a VIRTUS training session, click here.

 

Report Abuse

If you wish to report an allegation of sexual misconduct, please contact Mrs. Kelly Venegas, SPHR, the Bishop’s Delegate for Sexual Misconduct Cases, at 219-769-9292, ext. 224, (confidential fax 219-769-7597), or email kvenegas@dcgary.org.

Si usted desea informar una alegación de mala conducta sexual, contacta por favor a Sra. Kelly Venegas, SPHR, el Delegado del Obispo para Casos Sexuales de mala conducta, en 219-769-9292, ext. 224, (fax 219-769-7597), o kvenegas@dcgary.org correo electrónico confidencial.