Elementary Formation

2018-2019 Formation Year - Pick One Sunday or Monday - 15 Sessions (about every other week)

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“New Curriculum & Format”

Elementary Formation is offered for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Our NEW program, Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, is a liturgically based program which integrates lessons based on the Sunday Gospel readings and the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Prayers, Saints, and other Catholic teachings.

  • Families can easily share in learning because all children are studying lessons based on the Gospel.
  • This program is NOT textbook based making it appealing to young people and easy to use in class and at home.
  • Each student receives a “catechism” handbook called “What the Church Believes and Teaches” that contains church teachings essential to each grade level.
  • There are 3 levels which we will utilize for our Elementary Formation Program:
    • Promise – Kindergarten and Year 1*
      • *Year 1 is considered a first year of Formal Faith Formation to enter into the Sacramental Prep Program.  Children can be in Grade 1 or Grade 2 upon entering this year of Faith Formation. For those who have not had their 1st Sacraments and going into Grade 3, please click here for information on the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) and scroll to the bottom.
    • Good News – Grades 3
    • Venture – Grades 4 & 5
  • Grade Level Prayers to Know – Click Here.
  • Each year the Archdiocese mandates the use of Safety Curriculum which is approved by the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth (OPCY). For more information on the program used at our parish Click Here.
  • Childcare is offered at all Regular and Speaker Sessions during Elementary Formation classes.
  • Policy & Procedure Booklet – Click Here
  • 15 Class Sessions, about 2 times per month.  Parents teach their children on the OFF week with provided material.
    Session SUNDAYS 9:15am-10:45am MONDAYS 6:00pm-7:30pm SESSION INFO
    1 September 23 September 24 Speaker Session
    2 October 7 October 8 Regular Session
    3 October 21 October 22 Regular Session
    4 November 4 November 5 Regular Session

    5

    November 18 November 19 Regular Session
    Sacramental Class ONLY December 1 December 1 Parent/Child Retreat
    6 December 2 December 3 Regular Session
    Sacramental Class ONLY December 9 December 9 Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation
    7 December 16 December 17 Regular Session
    8 January 14 January 15 Regular Session
    9 January 27 January 28 Regular Session
    10 February 10 February 11 Speaker Session
    11 February 24 February 25 Regular Session
    12 March 17 March 18 Regular Session
    13 March 31 April 1 Regular Session
    Sacramental Class ONLY April 13 April 13 Parent/Child Retreat
    14 April 14 April 15 Regular Session
    15 April 28 April 29 Speaker Session
    Sacramental Class ONLY May 4 or 5 May 4 or 5 Sacrament of 1st Holy Communion
Parents Involvement includes:
  • Three(3) Speaker sessions: September 23 or 24, February 10 or 11, and April 28 or 29
  • 6 Faith sessions* – 2 Topics offered, choose one topic. Times and dates coincide with Elementary Formation classes.  If you miss a session or would like to view the series from home, please sign up for a FREE account at www.formed.org with the Parish Code d7c6d7.
    • Option 1: Lectio: Peter~Cornerston of Catholicism
    • Option 2: Who Am I to Judge? by Dr. Edward Sri

For questions about the Elementary Formation classes, please contact Tammy Molitor at (763) 753-2011 or tjmolitor@st-patricks.org