Elementary Formation

2019-2020 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 2 & 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
  • 2019-2020 Schedule Below:  15 Class Sessions, about 2 times per month.  Parents teach their children on the OFF week with provided material.
    Session SUNDAYS 10:15am – 11:45 am MONDAYS 6:00pm-7:30pm SESSION INFO
    1 September 22 September 23 Speaker Session
    2 October 6 October 7 Regular Session
    3 October 20 October 21 Regular Session
    4 November 3 November 4 Regular Session

    5

    November 17-No SacPrep Class at Regular Time

    All SacPrep Families Parent/Child Reconciliation Mini-Retreat 12Noon-3:30pm

    November 18-No SacPrep Class at Regular Time Regular Session
    6 December 1 December 2 Regular Session
    Sacramental Class ONLY December 8 December 8 Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation 3:45pm
    7 December 15 December 16 Regular Session
    8 January 12 January 13 Safety Presentation
    9 January 26 January 27 Regular Session
    10 February 9 February 10 Regular Session
    11 February 23 February 24 Regular Session
    12 March 8 March 9 Regular Session
    13 March 22 March 23 Regular Session
    14 April 5 April 6 Speaker Session
    15 April 19

    No SacPrep Class at Regular Time

    All SacPrep Families Parent/Child 1st Communion Mini-Retreat 12Noon-3:30pm

    April 20

    No SacPrep Class at Regular Time

    Speaker Session
    Sacramental Class ONLY May 2 or 3 May 2 or 3 Sacrament of 1st Holy Communion
Parents Involvement includes:

 

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