Updated September, 2020 to reflect the changes made to the Children's Faith Formation Program due to the COVID pandemic!
CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION RE-ENVISIONED - FAITH FOR THE FAMILY!
Preschool and Kindergarten Classes
There will be no preschool/kindergarten classes offered during the 10:30am Mass until the Archdiocese lifts the restrictions on child care/family rooms/nurseries. Once that happens, we may possibly start those classes with limited attendance if we can meet the other guidelines and restrictions. Families with Preschool and Kindergarten children are welcome to participate in the Children’s Faith Formation Re-Envisioned – Faith for the Family (see below).
There will be no in-person classes for Grades 1-5 this year.
Even with this pandemic, the faith formation of your children is still very important. I know that most of you, as parents, are already taking on the role of “teacher” and I do not want to add to that burden by asking you to complete a Faith Formation lesson each week for each of your children. With that in mind, I would like to move to a monthly themed family program and would like to invite your family to participate in Children’s Faith Formation ReEnvisioned – Faith for the Family!
Each month, October to May, will have a theme which will follow the topics that are included in the age-level textbooks but would only require one lesson completed by the family. For example: October's theme will be "The Rosary & Prayer".
Each month families will be invited to have a special family “movie night” using Formed.org to watch a Brother Francis video on the theme of the month! St. Edward Parish has a subscription to Formed and all of these videos are included. Several lessons/activities based on the theme will be provided for families to work on throughout the month at their leisure. Families will receive material either through e-mail or a packet that the family would pick up once a month. Our hope is to encourage families to work together and continue to learn about their Catholic faith without being too overwhelmed.
For children who will be participating in their first year of sacramental preparation, I will ask for some of the lessons/activities to be returned to me.
If at some point we feel it is reasonably safe, we will offer in-person family type gatherings with activities and crafts based on the theme of the month.
How do I enroll my child in Children's Faith Formation Re-Envisioned - Faith for the Family?
Children can be enrolled in Faith Formation at any time during the school year. Please contact Patty Meadows at the parish office (503-393-5323 x 302) for registration information.
For more information on Faith Formation classes, please contact Patty Meadows, St. Edward Children's Faith Formation Coordinator.