If you wish to leave much wealth to your children, leave them in God’s care. Do not leave them riches, but virtue and skill.

– Saint John Chrysostom

Children’s Faith Formation

Our Children’s Faith Formation program (age 4 to 5th grade) is meant to form intentional disciples and help our children live their Catholic values throughout their life. This cannot be not done through the Church alone. The primary faith formation teachers in their lives should be you: the parents. Our programs are built in a way to help facilitate that, especially through our family nights once a month.

We have two formats for our programs:

  • Family-Focused Formation, where we provide materials & your kids learn about their Faith within the “domestic church”– your home and grow as a family in loving God.
  • Traditional Classroom Model, we have amazing volunteers (many of which are parents) to help teach in a class setting, the children learn together, and the lessons are taken home to be reinforced and lived as a family.

Classes are offered on:

  • Tuesdays: 415-530 PM
  • Wednesday: 415-530 PM
  • Wednesday: 615-730 PM

Our Faith Formation Programs are from September to May. Registrations open each year in August, click here to register: http://bit.ly/2AJE0oT

Not sure on which program your child fits? Take a look at the descriptions
below, and if you’re not sure, contact us.

Rite of Christian Initiation

Rite of Christian Initiation

We have a Rite of Christian Initiation course for children and teens who have not been baptized or are joining the Catholic Church. RCIC (2nd-5th grade) RCIT (6th-8th) kids learn about the Faith and receive Sacraments at Easter.

If they’re under seven years of age, contact our Family Life director Linda Kalkhorst at lindak@ihmco.org.

Christened Disciples

Christened Disciples

Our Christened Disciples program is for children aged four through first grade. They learn the faith through Bible stories, songs, and crafts, and kids learn about God and begin to see Jesus as a true friend.

Beginning Disciples

Beginning Disciples

Our second graders enter the Beginning Disciples program. In this program, we put Sacraments in context of God’s family. We study Salvation History in the Fall and Reconciliation in the Spring.

Note: our Beginning Disciples program is a pre-requisite for our Growing Disciples program.

Growing and Commissioned Disciples

Growing and Commissioned Disciples

Our Growing Disciples and Commissioned Disciples programs are intended for third, fourth and fifth graders. If they have received Confirmation, they would enter the Commissioned Disciples program; if they’re still seeking Confirmation, then our Growing Disciples program is for them.

The Growing Disciples program is for 3rd-5th grade students who completed the beginning disciples curriculum and will prepare for Holy Communion and Confirmation. They focus on Confirmation in the Fall and Eucharist in the Spring when both Sacraments are received together.

Our Commissioned Disciples program is for students who have received Confirmation. Since faith formation is a lifelong adventure, the children continue to grow in their faith. The program seeks to foster the Charisms, Gifts, and Fruits of the Holy Spirit they received at Confirmation to empower them to live their Catholic Faith by teaching, prayer, and service

Questions?

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Guadalupe Hermosillo

Guadalupe Hermosillo

Children’s Faith Formation Coordinator

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