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ELEMENTARY CATECHESIS



 
 
CHILDREN'S  MINISTRY

 
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What:    Children's Liturgy and Sunday School
When:   Sundays during 10:30 AM Mass September - May
Who:     2nd - 5th Graders - Children's Liturgy
          Children 3 years old - 1st Grade  - Sunday School

Where:  Children's Liturgy - Chapel
           Bible Explorers Sunday School - Cry Room


CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a religious formation program developed to nurture the child's relationship with God using the Montessori Method.  The "atrium" is a beautiful environment for children that contains various articles of liturgy (Mass, Baptism, Sacraments, Prayer) and scripture materials.  Saint Patrick Parish offers a Level 1 atrium for children ages 3 - 5 years old on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 - 6:00pm and 6:15 - 7:45pm at Saint Patrick School.
ELEMENTARY
CATECHESIS

 
 


Saint Patrick Elementary Faith Formation uses Sadlier’s We Believe series as its basic text. It is a comprehensive series that is faithful to the teaching of the Catholic Church and holistically embraces the four pillars of the catechism: 
  • creed
  • liturgy and sacrament
  • moral life
  • prayer
The content of each lesson is presented in the spirit of the General Directory for Catechesis and formatted to contain three components that echo the way in which Jesus taught:

 
  •  We Gather – engages children in prayer, and invites them to share their life experiences.
  • We Believe – presents the truths of the Catholic faith found in scripture and Tradition in age appropriate culturally inclusive and easy to grasp ways.
  • We Respond – invites children to respond to God’s call and grace, to put their faith into action through prayers, activities, and reflection.

Additional sacramental texts are used by students and their families preparing to celebrate Reconciliation and First Eucharist.



 
SACRAMENT
PREPARATION 


The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are usually celebrated in the second grade.  The preparation for these sacraments begins in the fall of the student's second grade year with the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  The sacrament of Reconciliation is usually celebrated during the period of ordinary time after the Christmas Season.  First Eucharist preparation follows Reconciliation.  First Eucharist is celebrated during the Easter season - usually the first part of May.


The preparation for First Reconciliation and Eucharist is done in a home setting by the parents or guardians of the young person.  Family meetings are held at the church in advance of the celebration of each sacrament to assist the family in their role of sacramental preparation.  



SACRAMENT PREPARATION
FOR NEW STUDENTS
 

Any student who is in 2nd Grade or older and is just entering Religious Formation Process for the first time will be enrolled in an age appropriate Faith Basics Class that seeks to develop the fundamentals of the Catholic faith during their first year of formation.  During their second year of formation they will attend classes with their peers and prepare for their sacramental experiences that will be celebrated at selected times during the late winter or spring of their second year.


SUMMER OFFERINGS
 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  
Grades: PreK - 5th
July 17 - 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


TOTUS TUUS

Grades: 1 - 6
July 31 - August 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Grades: 7 - 12
July 30 - August 3, 2017
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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(Latin for "Totally Yours") is a Catholic youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through catechesis, evangelization, Christian witness, and Eucharistic worship.  The goal of TOTUS TUUS is to help young people grow in the understanding of, and strengthen their faith in, Jesus Christ.  "I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one can come to the Father except through me" (John 4:16).





  




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