Faith Formation


About Holy Cross Family Faith formation

The Family Faith Formation program at Holy Cross is centered on three core ideas:

Holistic: The program involves the whole parish, the whole family, and the whole person centered around Christ and His Church.

Active: The program regularly cycles through diverse approaches to faith formation in order to ensure engagement and energy.

Intuitive: The program engages the whole family in Catholic teaching, active-participatory liturgical formation, and an encounter with God in Jesus Christ through Sacred Scripture, while seeking to establish contact between faith and the experience of life in our time.

GRADE LEVELS

Level 1 (Foundations in Faith),  Grades K-1
Level 2 (First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion), Grade 2
Level 3 (Living as Disciples of Jesus) Grades 3-4
Level 4 (Membership in the Community of Faith) Grades 5-6
Confirmation Year I, Grade 7+
Confirmation Year II, Grade 8+

Preparing for reception of sacraments in Family Faith Formation at Holy Cross is minimally a two-year process. Children enter at Level 1 for a prep-level course and in Level 2 they will receive Reconciliation and First Communion. Likewise, those wishing to receive Confirmation will enter in Confirmation Year I and receive Confirmation in Year II.
We strongly encourage families to continue their children’s enrollment 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 remain together in the faith by increasing socialization in the parish community.
Those 10+ years olds who have yet to receive First Reconciliation and Communion will need to take separately the RCIC course (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children), which is two years.

Goals of Family Faith Formation:

1. To foster a real and true parish community of Roman Catholic believers who know how to live out their faith.

2. To help parents and guardians educate their children in the faith in a solid, faithful, interesting, and active way (with adult catechesis and the St. Paul’s home lesson system).

3. To prepare children in the parish to receive the sacraments appropriate for their age and/or readiness.

Family Faith Formation Registration for 2019-2020 is OPEN

Grades: Kindergarten through Confirmation

Registration for Family Faith Formation year 2019-2020 is now OPEN. Electronic registration forms for online submission can be found on this page between Aug 7 and 11 Sep, but all families and children registered or registering for 2019-2020 must attend the Live Registration Event.

The Live Registration Event: Wed, Sep 11, 630p-8p in Kolbe Hall at Holy Cross church. At this event:

  • Tuition is due and payable;

  • on-site registration available;

  • brief overview of the program for all parents/guardians.

Enrollment for 2019-2020 will be closed after September 11th 2019.

TUITION for 2019-2020

Registered Parishioners: $100 for first child, $50 for second child, $25 for third child.

Non-parishioners: $150 for first child, $75 for second child, $40 for third child (families registered as Holy Cross parishioners 6 months prior to Faith Formation registration receive the discount).