St. Edward's Faith Formation

Eddie Trevino, Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry, 6th - 10th Coordinator, x237

Noreen Hayden, Pre-K - 5th Grade Coordinator, x233

“On your part, you must make it your constant care to bring them up in the practice of your faith.” (Rite of Baptism for Children)

 

Parents are the primary teachers of our faith.  We ask that you share your faith with your children, sharing both your spiritual and prayer lives with them.  Families are encouraged to attend Mass weekly. Please pray with your children.  When they enter Pre-K/Kindergarten children should be familiar with the Sign of the Cross and should be working on the Our Father, Hail Mary, and the Glory Be.  All grade levels will practice these prayers during class.  

1st Through 8th Grade Faith Formation Program

Five Day Summer Sessions (July or August) + Monthly Fall/Winter Mega-Sessions


Summer Session #1: July 12 to 16 Summer Session #2: August 9 to 13 The Summer Programs are week-long intensive online faith growing experiences. Many of our youth are involved in extracurricular activities such as sports, dance, music, etc. during the school year. Our summer session allows our families the option of receiving both their faith formation and staying active in their extracurricular activities throughout the year. Grades 1- 5 One half-hour online small group in the morning plus daily self-paced interactive online learning for each day of the week. Attendance is required at all small groups during the Summer Sessions. Grades 6 - 8 Two sessions a day; One hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon with a bit of self-guided learning in between. Attendance is required at all small groups during the Summer Sessions. Youth and children who attend one of the two summer sessions do not have to attend faith formation during the fall/winter. They will only need to attend the monthly mega sessions. They will be held once a month on a Friday from 6:30-7:30 P.M. and on a Sunday from 4:00-5:00 P.M. These Mega Sessions will include contemporary Christian music, energizing guest speakers, and of course, prayer. Please know that these are not events to drop-off your youth and children. These are for everyone, all members of the family. You may even invite your friends and neighbors. The scheduling of mega sessions will be contingent upon the current protocols in place due to COVID-19. Fees: One Student: $90 Two Students: $135 Three Students: $160 Four Students and Up: $ 175 Sacramental Fees: 1st Eucharist (2nd Grade): $30 Confirmation (10th Grade): $30 If your family is suffering from financial hardship please reach out to a member of the Faith Formation Staff. To enroll please click here.




Monthly Small Group Sessions + Monthly Mega-Sessions (October through March)


The Fall/Winter monthly online small groups will begin in October and end in March. These monthly small group sessions will be held at various times and dates to accommodate busy schedules. Children only need to attend ONE online small group session each month. Flexibility is built into our program so that if your child cannot attend one of the monthly sessions they can attend any of the other sessions being held that month. The schedule for small groups will be made as enrollment is ending so that we know how many to schedule throughout the month. Families will also be encouraged to attend one of our mega sessions each month. They will be held once a month on a Friday from 6:30-7:30 P.M. and on a Sunday from 4:00-5:00 P.M. These Mega Sessions will include contemporary Christian music, energizing guest speakers, and of course, prayer. Please know that these are not events to drop-off your youth and children. These are for everyone, all members of the family. You may even invite your friends and neighbors. The scheduling of mega sessions will be contingent upon the current protocols in place due to COVID-19. Fees: One Student: $90 Two Students: $135 Three Students: $160 Four Students and Up: $ 175 Sacramental Fees: 1st Eucharist (2nd Grade): $30 Confirmation (10th Grade): $30 If your family is suffering from financial hardship please reach out to a member of the Faith Formation Staff. To enroll please click here.





Faith Formation Resources

9th & 10th Grade Confirmation Program

Monthly Small Group Sessions + Monthly Mega-Sessions (October through March)


The Fall/Winter monthly online small groups will begin in October and end in March. These monthly small group sessions will be held at various times and dates to accommodate busy schedules. Children only need to attend ONE online small group session each month. Flexibility is built into our program so that if your child cannot attend one of the monthly sessions they can attend any of the other sessions being held that month. The schedule for small groups will be made as enrollment is ending so that we know how many to schedule throughout the month. Families will also be encouraged to attend one of our mega sessions each month. They will be held once a month on a Friday from 6:30-7:30 P.M. and on a Sunday from 4:00-5:00 P.M. These Mega Sessions will include contemporary Christian music, energizing guest speakers, and of course, prayer. Please know that these are not events to drop-off your youth and children. These are for everyone, all members of the family. You may even invite your friends and neighbors. The scheduling of mega sessions will be contingent upon the current protocols in place due to COVID-19. Fees: One Student: $90 Two Students: $135 Three Students: $160 Four Students and Up: $ 175 Sacramental Fees: 1st Eucharist (2nd Grade): $30 Confirmation (10th Grade): $30 If your family is suffering from financial hardship please reach out to a member of the Faith Formation Staff. To enroll please click here.





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