Family-Integrated Religious Education (Grades 1-5)
Hearts on FIRE Overview:
Students in grades 1-5 attend Family-Integrated Religious Education (Hearts on FIRE) at the SFA Grand site school which provide the basic foundations of our faith. Students will learn what it means to develop a relationship with Jesus, gain a basic understanding of God’s Word in Scripture, and of the Mass. During this time, second-grade students also prepare for their First Reconciliation and Communion. Parents are expected to participate in the monthly family nights.
The online registration form for Grades 1-12 Religious Education can be found here: Google Form - Faith Formation Registration .
Monthly Faith Formation Calendar of Programming and Events (Scroll down to see the current month).
Upcoming Opportunities for Families and Parents:
We invite all religious education parents to participate in ALPHA! Alpha is an opportunity to grow in your relationship with Jesus, not matter what that relationship looks like currently!
If interested, complete the Monday Night Alpha signup form and let us know how many we'll be feeding. Children in fifth grade and under will eat with their parents before Alpha and Hearts on FIRE. Those in Edge can be dropped off at the Waldo Site at 5:30 and we'll feed them there at no cost to you.
Turn in the Monday Night Alpha signup to Dianne Vadney, Family Ministry Coordinator, via email or the send the form to the parish office. We hope you'll consider joining us!
Michelle Peters - Director of Faith Formation
Preparation for the Sacrament of Eucharist is an important time for children but also for parents to gain a deeper understanding of the Eucharist in their lives. Parents take an active role in preparation for this parish celebration and experience.
Preparation for First Reconciliation takes places in second grade. A progressive understanding of forgiveness is core to the formation program. Parents are involved as an active part of this sacrament.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)
The RCIC process invites the following to become members of the Catholic Church:
Children age 7 who are not baptized
Children baptized in another tradition but wish to become Catholic
Children baptized in the Church but have not received Reconciliation or Eucharist and have had no formal instruction