OFFICE OF FAITH FORMATION

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew 19:14

Our K-5 program continues the mission of Jesus through catechetical ministry. We strive to help children develop a deeper awareness of Who Jesus is and how much He loves them, all in the context of our Catholic faith.

We provide an inclusive program that responds to the spiritual, intellectual, social and psychological needs of our children. Classes are in session during fall and spring semesters. Children’s fellowship opportunities and our “K-5 Corner” in each week’s bulletin provide supplementary engagement with the parish during summer months.

We rely on volunteer teachers and classroom assistants, all of whom have completed diocesan background screening and Safe Environment training. We are always looking for new volunteers for classroom help, special projects, and our Children’s Liturgy of the Word team. Commitments range from a few hours to a full school year, depending on your availability and interest. If you feel called to serve in any of these ways, please let us know!

Kindergarten

Basic prayers, special seasons in our Church year, Bible stories, and more

Grade 1 (Eucharistic Prep I)

The first year of our two-year sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Grade 2 (Eucharistic Prep II)

The second year of our two-year sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Grade 3

More about the practices and beliefs that help us to develop lives of holiness, with special emphasis on a greater understanding of prayer, grace, our sacraments and the Mass

Grade 4

More about the Church and our mission, including the role of liturgical ministers and the opportunity to complete altar server training

Grade 5

Preparation for transition to Youth Ministry, with special emphasis on Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and learning to make good moral choices in life

We are now processing registrations for the 2016-2017 year!

All children in grades K through 5 should be registered for catechism classes each year.

Returning Students

If your child is a RETURNING student (one who has already been enrolled in catechism at Saint Paul), complete the following forms:

New Students

If your child is a NEW student (one who has not been enrolled in catechism at Saint Paul, even if other children in the family have been enrolled), you will need to:

  1. Make sure that your family has registered as members of the parish
  2. Provide a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate if your child was baptized anywhere other than Saint Paul the Apostle
  3. Complete the following forms:

Fees

We charge a nominal fee that helps to defray the cost of materials your child will use in class each year. The fee does not fully cover the expense; our parish family provides the rest.

Payment is appreciated, but not required, at the time of registration. Mail or deliver your registration materials to our office. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us. We are here to serve the Lord by serving you!

Our 2016-2017 fee schedule is as follows:

  • $30 for one child
  • $40 for two (2) children
  • $50 for three (3) children
  • $60 for four or more (4+) children

Children must be members of the same household to qualify for the reduced fee.

 

Kim Baker

Director of Faith Formation

Direct Line: 864.886.2422

Email: KB@saintpaulseneca.org

Questions or Concerns? Email us.