Elementary Faith Formation (K-5th) (EFF)
Laura Balderrama Contreras - [email protected] - (830) 816-5668
Director of Elementary Faith Formation & Catechesis
Sheila Dillard - [email protected] - (830) 816-5667
Assistant to the Director of Elementary Faith Formation & Catechesis
Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Elementary Faith Formation is designed to support elementary children in their desire to learn and live their Catholic faith. We believe that it is in the partnership between the parish and the family that faith is most effectively passed on to our children.
Our goal is to help children build a foundation for a lifelong relationship with Jesus through Scripture, prayer, and building faith community. Children are guided by Catechists using the curriculum, Alive in Christ which is designed to lead children to experience God's love and the mission of the Church.
Elementary Faith Formation Options
Classes start the week of September 13th. You will contacted by your catechist this week to let you know your group, start date and classroom. Please note that EFF classes will be divided into Group A and Group B. Group A will start the week of September 13 IN PERSON and Group B will start the week of September 20. Groups will alternate in In Person Attendance. Online students will follow the Sunday schedule and have one week to complete the lesson. The online catechist will be emailing specifics. All children, catechists and parents will required to wear a mask and temperatures will be checked before entering the FLC building. Entrance is marked above the doors close to the playground. EXIT out the doors by the Library. The EFF CALENDAR is available on on this page, scroll down to the bottom. Recorded parent meeting will be posted on Friday, September 11th. Please contact Laura at [email protected] if you have questions.
Wednesdays (4:30 PM-5:45 PM)
Sundays (9:30-10:45 AM)
Registration Forms for Faith Formation
Father Norm and St. Peter’s Staff are excited to share our Faith Formation COVID-19 Class Option & Health and Safety Plan for 2020-2021. Ongoing catechesis is so vital in the lives of our young people. We want to offer safe options so that all families and children can continue on this important journey.
If you already registered for Faith Formation, please CLICK HERE to download a copy of the added fifth page to designate whether you are electing in-person or online class. You may drop off the complete form at the parish office or scan it in and email it to [email protected].
El Padre Norm y el Personal de San Pedro están emocionados de compartir las Opciones de Formación de Fe y Plan de Salud y Seguridad Durante COVID-19 para el año 2020-2021. La catequesis continua es tan vital en la vida de nuestros jóvenes. Queremos ofrecer opciones seguras para que todas las familias y los niños puedan continuar en esta importante jornada de fe.
Si ya se registró para la Formación en la fe, HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para descargar una copia de página 5 para indicar si está eligiendo una clase en persona o en línea. Puede dejar el formulario completo en la oficina parroquial o escanearlo y enviarlo por correo electrónico a [email protected].
A recommended minimum donation per year for Parishioners is $75 for one child, $150 for two or more children. Non-parishioner cost is $150 for one child, and $300 for two or more children. Payment can be made by Cash, Check, online payment. Monthly payment arrangements via cash, online payment or special envelope contribution can also be established. Scholarships are available to help families.
First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion) Overview
Children who are baptized, in second (2nd) grade or older, and enrolled in Faith Formation begin to prepare with their parents in October by attending one of the Sacramental Preparation Parent and Child Meetings.
At these meetings, children begin their preparation to celebrate the Sacraments of First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion). Parents are trained and receive materials to continue their child’s preparation at home. Later, children and parents attend a Mock Confession and Church tour, 3 January meditations on Reconciliation (Confession), a February First Reconciliation Workshop, another Parent and Child Meeting, First Eucharist Presentations in March, and an April First Eucharist Workshop.