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
FAITH FORMATION KICK-OFF MASS
Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 5:00 pm Mass followed with hot dogs in the courtyard
All families are invited to join us as we begin the new faith formation year!
Digital First Eucharist Retreat - Retiro de Primera Eucaristía en línea
Thank you to the families that reached out with questions and sent pictures of their children participating in the online Digital First Eucharist Retreat(instructions were emailed via Flocknote on May 6th). Please email your pictures to [email protected].
Gracias a las familias que se comunicaron con preguntas y enviaron fotos de sus hijos participando en el Retiro de Primera Eucaristía en línea (las instrucciones se enviaron por correo electrónico el 6 de mayo). Envíe sus fotos por correo electrónico a [email protected].
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
We offer weekly faith formation where children K-5 are grouped by grade to be guided by catechists as they learn about their Catholic faith while building their faith community.
Wednesdays (4:30 PM-5:45 PM) 1st Session - September 9, 2020
Sundays (9:30-10:45 AM) 1st Session - September 13, 2020
Special Needs Session –Sundays (9:30-10:45 AM) 1st Session - September 13, 2020
2020-2021 EFF Calendar (Pending)
Registration Forms for Faith Formation
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.