Faith Formation Class Procedures
Faith Formation begins in the home and continues with reinforcement through on site classes at St. Benedict.
2021-2022 Faith Formation Classes begin:
6th & 7th Grade ~ Sunday, Sept. 12th, 2021
PreK-5th Grade – Tuesday, Sept 14th & Wednesday, Sept. 15th, 2021
PreK-5th Grade SHINE
In our Kindergarten classes, we use the Word of Life program by Ignatius Press and Augustine Institute. We chose this dynamic program because it is a strongly Scripture-based curriculum. In addition to helping students learn the Faith through Scripture, the Word of Life series actively teaches students different ways to pray with Scripture, where they come to know and love God.
In our 1st-5th Grade classes, we use Alive in Christ from Our Sunday Visitor. We chose this program as it helps the children better understand, grow in and live in their faith. This program is grounded in the values of integrity and promotes a distinctly Catholic identity.
In our 2nd Grade classes, we use Encounter with Christ from Our Sunday Visitor to prepare our students to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. In this program, children come to understand the order of the Rites, the signs and what they signify, and the meaning of the Sacraments in the larger context of our Catholic faith. Children and families are inspired and moved to full and active participation in parish life.
The sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are usually received at the end of the 2nd grade year, after 2 years of formation classes (1st and 2nd grade). For more information, please click here. Please contact our office for older students who would like to prepare for these sacraments.
Classes will be LIVE at the following times:
Kindergarten at 6pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
1st, 2nd grade at 3:30pm and 6pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
3rd, 4th & 5th grade at 3:30 & 6pm on Tuesdays and 6pm on Wednesdays
Sacramental preparation (older students preparing for First Communion or Confirmation) at 6pm on Wednesdays
6th, 7th & 8th Grade BEACON (EDGE)
Our 6th, 7th, & 8th Graders participate in our program BEACON, which uses EDGE from LifeTeen. Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge resources speak to the physical, psychological, cognitive, relational, and spiritual maturation of middle school youth. The resources present Catholic teaching in a way that young people can understand.
BEACON will meet on Sunday nights, from 6:15-7:30pm beginning September 12th, at the beautiful Taylor Lodge grounds on our St. Benedict Campus,