Our Family Faith Formation is an innovative family formation program that aids and encourages parents as the primary teachers in faith formation. Full parental responsibility in this spiritual growth includes parental attendance along with their children at each month’s session of Family Faith Formation, inspiring and applauding the completion of home assignments, praying with your children, and faithful attendance at weekend mass. It is expected that children in first grade through the reception of Confirmation participate in yearly ongoing faith formation to ensure continuous, systematic, age-appropriate catechesis.
Formation is our goal. We hope to help our families become informed, active participating parishioners who are forming and supporting each other in love, worship, and service as Jesus did. Family Faith Formation is designed to teach us how to grow in our relationship with God through His word.
Our family faith formation program is designed to help our families learn how to think in a Catholic Christian context. As we learn the process of finding God’s direction in our lives, our learning strengthens our relationship with God and faith continues to form and grow.
The Faith Formation Teams of Holy Spirit, St Helen, and St Mary’s are partnering to help aid and encourage our families in faith formation. With the assistance of the Holy Spirit, we provide information and experiences to encourage a deep relationship with Jesus Christ. Participating in faith formation along with practicing our faith at home and by attending Mass and receiving the Eucharist is essential to a relationship with Jesus. As One Catholic Family, we feel that combining our Faith Formation programs and offering you more opportunities to provide your families with faith sessions that precede or follow the Holy Mass is essential. One of the most important components of Family Faith Formation is faith sharing within the community. By combining our three Family Faith Formation Programs into two, we feel that we can better support our families in their faith formation.
Sacrament preparation sessions will be provided by Holy Spirit and St Helen as well. Holy Spirit provides preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation with monthly Saturday morning sessions in the Fall and First Eucharist with monthly Saturday morning sessions from January through May. Confirmation Prep is provided at Holy Spirit as a two-year program with preparation beginning in 7th Grade as year 1 for those eligible and 2nd-year preparation beginning with 8th grade for those eligible to begin the final preparations to receive the sacrament on Thursday evenings. St Helen’s offers confirmation preparation beginning with 8th grade for those eligible on Sunday mornings.
Parent/guardian attendance is required for all sessions.
A small snack will be served at all sessions. You are required to stay for the entire session.
For more information please call the parish office.