Children's Faith Formation

Elementary School Age

Student Assistants
Vacation Bible School

 

Contact: Geri Hanley
Children’s Faith Formation
425-747-4450 x5464
Geri@stlouise.org

Children's Faith Formation is here to proclaim the good news of Christ in word and sacrament, to build up the prayerful community of believers in all our diversity. Under this program, children ages 3 through 6th grade are invited to learn about their faith in weekly classes.

(photo of the 2015 Ecumenical blessing of the Palms)

 

 

2017-2018 Children's Faith Formation Calendar  PDF

Registration for the 2016-2017 Faith Formation program is underway! Classes begin on Oct. 9, 2016,  and will end on April 30, 2017.  The registration form is available in the vestibule of the church, at the Parish Office, the PDF file is available here

How to Serve

Working with Parish children is a delightful and enriching experience! There are many service opportunities. We provide training.

Sunday School for pre-school through 6th Grade is held in the Parish School and Faith Formation building during 9AM Mass from October through April. Classes last for about an hour, with drop off just before Mass. We honor holidays and school breaks including Thanksgiving, Christmas, Presidents’ Day and Easter Sunday.

  • As a teacher or catechist, you are asked to share your faith with the children using curricula materials. You would commit to reviewing the curricula, deciding on the elements and projects to include, conducting the class, overseeing the volunteers and straightening up afterwards.
  • Student volunteers from junior and senior High School assist the teachers each Sunday. Students are asked to commit to attending all scheduled classes. Some students also help at the year-end Faith Formation party.
  • Project/craft assistants prepare materials outside of the classes for use during the class by the teachers and student assistants. The curricula materials provide instructions for hands-on projects. Project/craft assistants assemble craft materials, cut out forms, and generally set up projects prior to the classes and leave them for the teachers.
  • Faith Formation office staff volunteers work with Geri Hanley on a wide variety of projects from office tasks to helping at fun events.

Help a Family provides Sunday School Parish families with an opportunity to live their faith by providing local families with assistance during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It is parent initiated and organized by Sunday School families. Working with Help a Family is an enriching experience for the whole family! You can learn more about getting involved with this program by interviewing with Geri Hanley.

Other Activities. Parents are encouraged to identify and take a lead on volunteer projects that their children’s class can participate in. Examples of past projects initiated by parents and children include a shoe drive for children in Haiti, a clothing drive for children affected by the tsunami in Japan. Your child’s catechist will welcome your ideas and energy!

All are welcome to be a part of our Faith Formation sessions. You can become a volunteer by interviewing with the program director. Teachers and adult teaching assistants must undergo a voluntary background check and participate in Safe Environment Training.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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