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.
Class Information- Classwork is done at home with the family. Each month parents will drop off and pick up old and new materials for their families.
Mass Reflection Sheets - Children in grades 4 - 6 complete 1 Mass reflection form about any one Mass they attend each month. This gives children the opportunity to discuss what they saw and heard with their parents.
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 Year: The Creed
Families learn this year about events that took place thousands of years ago. But the story of salvation history is not just in the past: it continues to take place in our lives in a deeply personal way. In the beginning, God created the universe out of nothing, and God continues to create throughout all ages each and every time a human person is conceived. And just as God spoke to our fathers in faith and showed them His plan of salvation, God still speaks to us and calls us to become part of the story of His saving love. These are not distant events to be memorized, but rather life-giving truths to be lived each day. God has called us each by name—this is the story of salvation history. This is our story!