Faith Formation for K5-8
Watching the seed of faith in a child and youth grow through the gifts of the Spirit is the greatest joy for any parent. Parents are both the first and primary educators of their children. By word and example, parents form their child in the Catholic faith. Southeast Catholic Religious Education becomes a partner with parents by fostering the growing relationship between God and the child. Parents are supported in their duties by actively participating within the parish liturgy, community service activities, and adult faith formation.
The program uses the A Family of Faith series. Parents teach their children with clearly designed lessons and activities that involve the whole family. A Family of Faith follows a four-year cycle: one pillar of the Catechism is covered per year from September through May. Parents are given a detailed picture of authentic and vibrant Catholic family life, the tools to implement this life in their home, and age-appropriate readings, games, crafts, and other activities to help them deepen among their children a love for Christ and His Church.
2020-2021 Formation Options
For 2020-21, parents and children can be working together to learn about their Catholic Faith. “Catechesis for the Whole Family Program” by Sophia Institute Press is the published material. We will be using Volume 1: Exploring the Profession of Faith. There will be two options from which to choose. The topics listed below are for both the gathered and non-gathered sessions.
Option 1 Gathered sessions - On the 2nd Sunday of each month 9am – 10:30am, each family will come to Johnson Hall and sit together at a table. There will be a gathering prayer, presentation of the topic and then materials to work on with your children. There will be at home materials given so that the family can continue learning during the month.
Option 2 Non – Gathered sessions – A video of the gathered session presentation will be available on www.southeastcatholic.org so that parents can work at home on the lesson. Each month families will pick up the lesson plans and various activities. Each child in grades k5 – grade 5 will also receive an activity book. Grades 6 – 8 students will receive alternative supplemental materials. Craft materials will be included in the monthly supplies.
Materials are picked up at the center school building doors (near flagpole)
Pickup dates: Sundays 11:30am – 1pm; Thursdays, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Online Grade K5 - 8 Religious Instruction - The website is https://sophiainstituteforteachers.org/. This is a new online program using the Spirit of Truth materials. There are videos, interactive games, artwork and voice over of the text to enhance the lessons. We will send a schedule of dates for completion of each Unit so that children keep current. The Religious Ed office will register your student and then send information about how you login.
If your family does not have the equipment to complete online learning or your student needs printed materials, please contact the office.