Class Time ~ 9-10:15 a.m. on Sundays
Classes will begin on Sunday, September 24, 2017. A Full Program Year Calendar will be posted to this webpage by August 15, 2017.
The Early Bird Registration fee for Sunday Faith Formation is $90. After August 15, 2017, the registration fee rises to $115. Get in on the discount and register early!
Click here to access the 2017-2018 registration information page - where registration details about faith formation for preschool through grade twelve can be found.
Click here to sign up online as a Faith Formation Volunteer. Make a difference in the lives of our parish children!
Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community continues the mission of Jesus through the religious education of children and youth. With the Holy Spirit, we are all disciples of Christ participating in the same lifelong journey to the creator. Assisting parents in their primary role as faith educators, we create an environment in which all ages can grow in understanding and love of God through prayer, service and liturgy.
General Information regarding the Elementary Program:
We are using a new curriculum offered by Our Sunday Visitor known as Alive in Christ. Click here to learn more about this curriculum. First through Fourth graders will use this curriculum while Fifth grade will remain on the Call to Faith curriculum also produced by Our Sunday Visitor. Fifth grade will move to the new curriculum in the fall of 2018. Each Faith Formation student will be given a book to use throughout the year. Our Catechists (teachers) are dedicated volunteers who will give your children faithful presentation of the Church's teaching. We will help stimulate your child's religious imagination so they can learn to think more critically and become better prepared to proclaim and live their faith at home, at school and at play. It is our hope that children who come and participate on Wednesdays will find a community of caring believers here at Holy Name of Jesus, who will help them supplement the teachings they receive from their parents - the primary educators of the Faith.
Sunday faith formation classes are held from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. This allows families plenty of time to attend Mass at 10:30 a.m. It's especially important for families of children in second grade and up to make an effort to attend the 10:30 Mass as opposed to the 8:30 Mass when choosing to enroll in Sunday Faith Formation. This ensures that the students are able to attend Mass in its entirety without having to leave early to get to class. Second graders prepare to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion and should spend time at Mass in order to embrace our faith fully. Once a student has received his or her First Communion, participation at Mass should become a weekly priority.
Please contact Jennifer Ladendorf at 763-745-3483 or via email for more information.