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 is meant to form intentional disciples and help our children them live their Catholic values throughout their life. However, it’s 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. We have either two formats in our programs:

  • Family-Focused Formation, where we provide materials & your kids learn about their Faith within the “domestic church”– your home! Grow as a family in loving God, or;
  • Traditional Classroom Model

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

RCIC (2nd-5th grade) & RCIT (6th-8th) kids learn about the Faith and receive Sacraments at Easter; both of these programs are for those who are unbaptized.

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 focus on Confirmation in the Fall and Eucharist in the Spring when both Sacraments are received together.

Our Commissioned Disciples 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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