About Holy Cross Family Faith formation
The Family Faith Formation program at Holy Cross encompasses three core concepts:
Holistic: The program involves the whole parish, the whole family, and the whole person centered around Christ and His Church.
Active: The program runs on a 4 week cycle, each week different from the next to ensure engagement and energy. We utilize time in the school gym before classes, Family Nights with Mass and dinner, and "labs where the children and adults can act out and live out the faith.
Intuitive: The program uses a "Catholic Studies" approach that calls upon Sacred Scripture, great literature, solid theology, and an emphasis on personal experience and living out life with Christ.
Level 1 (Prep Level), Grades K-1
Level 2 (First Reconciliation and Communion), Grade 2
Level 3, Grades 3-4
Level 4, Grades 5-6
Confirmation Year I, Grade 7+
Confirmation Year II, Grade 8+
Receiving sacraments at Holy Cross is a two-year process. Children enter at Level 1 for a prep level course and in Level 2, they will receive Reconciliation and Communion. Likewise, those wishing to receive Confirmation will enter in Confirmation Year I and receive Confirmation in Year II.
It is strongly suggested and encouraged to remain in the Family Formation program for Level 3 and Level 4 prior to entering Confirmation Year I. Our Program is all about helping the family to grow and stay together in their faith, as well as grow in communion with the community and parish as a whole!
Those 10+ years old who have not receive First Reconciliation and Communion will need to take a separate Sacramental Prep Class. Please contact Morgan Smith at Morgan@ourholycross.org to learn more.
Goals of Family Faith Formation:
1. To foster a real and true community of Roman Catholic believers who know how to live out their faith.
2. To help families educate their children in the faith in a solid, faithful, interesting, and active way.
3. To prepare children in the parish to receive the sacraments appropriate for their age and/or readiness.
Family Faith Formation Registration
Grades: Kindergarten through Confirmation
Start Date for 2018: Wednesday October 3rd (Wednesday nights starting at 6:30 pm)
Registration is open now. There is a strict deadline of September 23rd to register.
3 registration events: July 22, August 19, and September 23
Full parish members (6 months or more):
First Child: $100 Second Child: $75 Third Child: $50 Additional: $0
First Child $150 Second Child: $125 Third Child $100 Additional: $0
Register by August 19th and receive at $25 discount your total.
Contact Morgan Smith with any questions -- Morgan.Smith@ourholycross.org