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 use 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 Faith Formation year 2018-2019: Wednesday, September 26th 2018 - Orientation Night
(Wednesday nights starting at 6:30 pm)
Registration deadline was September 23rd 2018 for the 2018-2019 faith formation year. For 2019-2020 formation year registration, stay tuned to this page in the summer of 2019. Contact Morgan Smith with any questions.