Faith Formation 2017 -2018

K-10th Grade and Confirmation class

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FAITH FORMATION

St.  Patrick's Faith Formation Mission Statement  

St. Patrick's Parish Community will provide a safe environment for people to grow in faith and build relationships in a community guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The entire parish is needed in carrying out this mission.    

St. Patrick's Faith Formation Program Goals:

  • To empower people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  • To draw people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
  • To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each person. 

General Guidelines:

  • All students must have a copy of their Baptismal Certificates on file with the Religious Education office.
  • Confirmation students must also have copies of their Baptism on file with the Religious Education office.

More information can be found in our Parish Handbook.

 


Registration and other resources

 


 

ELEMENTARY

Elementary
Kindergarten - 6th

Kindergarten through 6th grade meet Wednesday evening  from 6:00 p. m. - 7:15 p. m.  Classes begin in September and continue through April. Starting with Kindergarten, we offer the Blest are We series.  1st-6th, we offer the Be my Disciples series.   Be my Disciples series is a comprehensive catechetical series for grades one through sixth.  The innovative series leads Catholic children and their families to:

  • grow in their conversion to Jesus Christ
  • develop the habits of discipleship
  • decide each day to choose life in Christ
  • live as active, committed members of the Catholic Church.
    Prayers for Kindergarten
    This year your child will learn four prayers.  We will start off learning the Sign of the Cross and the Hail Mary.  Once we are well acquainted with them, we will begin to learn the Our Father and the Glory Be.  It is my sincere hope that by the end of the school year your child will be able to pray these prayers. In my own experience as a parent, I have found that children pick up these prayers easily when they are said regularly at home.  Perhaps you can work this practice of prayer into your child's daily life.

    Saying grace before meals is another wonderful way to pray as a family.

    It is also important for our children to know that we can pray to God in our own words anytime.  Encourage your child to pray to God and form a lasting relationship with Him.

    During each class we will recite the prayers we are learning during circle time.  When a new prayer is introduced a copy of it will be sent home.  Please help you child learn to recite these prayers by praying with them each day.  One effective way to teach a child prayers is to have them learn a line at a time (For example: Hail Mary full of Grace the Lord is with thee) and building on to what they know each day until the prayer is memorized. This is how my youngest daughter learned her prayers.   She learned them by listening to me repeat a line and then repeating it after me. My youngest daughter also picked up prayers that her sister was learning just by listening to her recite them. Encourage the whole family to pray together.
    Prayers for First Grade


     

Middle School

Middle School

7th-8th

7th and 8th grade meet Wednesday evening  from 6:00 p. m. - 7:15 p. m.  Classes begin in September and continue through April.  We offer the Discovering Program-"Being Catholic." This Discovering Program series is a comprehensive catechetical series for 7th grade. 

The innovative series leads Catholic children and their families to:

  • provides students with an opportunity to reflect on, the ways in which the church has helped to shape their personal identity.
  • offers students an opportunity to identify and clarify the essential carriers of Catholic Identity
  • helps students experience a fuller sense of participation in the Catholic community

The second part of the year will be dedicated to "Theology of the Body, Middle-School Edition."

Parent meeting will be scheduled. Please check bulletin for date or website calendar for date.

 


High School

9th, 10th grade and Confirmation Class meet Wednesday evening from 7:30 p. m. - 9:00 p. m.  Classes begin in September and continue through April.

We offer "The Ministry Resource Manuals Series".  The 9th grade class utilizes the "Ministry Resource for Evangelization".  This resource offers faith communities tools and program resources to evangelize outh.  It offers practical strategies and ideas for outreach to young people  and contains 12 gathered sessions to share the Good News.  It also includes a retreat to engage young people in becoming or cintinuing as Jesus' disciples.

The 10th grade class uses the "Ministry Resource for Pastoral Care and Justice & Service".  At the heart of this resource, there are 12 sessions designed to equip young people with the tools needed to celebrate their holy goodness and navigate some of life's difficult issues.  The topics of the sessions include recognizing the goodness in oneself and others, building and maintaining relationships, dealing with tough times, and preparing for the futures.  The last section of the manual comprises strategies for doing the ongoing work of pastoral care.

Confirmation Preparation class is using Creating a Christian Lifestyle", St. Mary's Press. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

                                                                

    

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Director of Religous Education K-9th
Joan Falcon
(308) 254-2828
dirreled@sidneystpats.com

Confirmation: Pat Mertz
pm@sidneystpats.com
or go here for more info on clasess and
here for mentor info

Class times: 
K-8th Grades
 Weds. 6:00-7:15 p. m.

9th-Confirmation class
Weds. 7:30-9:00 p. m. except for the last Weds. of every month

at St. Patrick's Parish Center

Xtreme Faith Choir

7:30-8:30 p. m.
Last Wednesday of every month
or TBA
at St. Patrick's ChurchChoir Director:  Brenda Smith

EWTN Kids

Kids4Jesus

JClub

Holy Heroes