St. Mary Nativity CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION 2022 – 2023
St. Mary Nativity Parish has adopted a faith formation program designed for today’s busy families, and one that will help families keep the Lord’s Day holy. This year we will study the Sacraments.
1st Class: Sunday September 18, 2022, from 10 – 10:40 AM.
The Catechism states that Parents “…have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule.” (CCC 2223)
10am – 10:40am on Sunday
This allows your family to take part in either the 9:00 Holy Cross or 11:00 SMN Mass. You can either come to Mass and stay for class – OR – come to class and stay for Mass.
Sophia Press’s Family of Faith program consists of three meetings each month.
FIRST week meeting: The Director of Faith Formation will meet with parents. Parents get a preview of the family lesson for the coming month. At the same time, children will receive their lesson from the catechists in another room.
SECOND week meeting: this is at your home, so you can pick the time. It may be helpful to plan a specific time to get in the habit of getting together regularly.
THIRD week and the final meeting of the month: this is for parents & children together. Group activities are an opportunity to connect & provide accountability for our lessons.
FOURTH week is sacramental preparation: 1st Confession, 1st Communion, Confirmation.
2 extra weeks Confession – 3 Communion – every Sunday for 8th grade Confirmation
FEES: $175 early-bird discount – due July 15, 2022. Best price!! $200 per family due at the time of registration. (Not including extended family members)
Sacramental programs have additional fees to be collected later: