First Communion 2018
Catechesis makes our parish mission statement a lived reality. Catechesis emphasizes personal and community faith life with parish ministry and through life experiences. Catechesis is the process of sharing the Gospel, as the Christian community has received it, understands it, celebrates it, lives it and communicates it in many ways. Catechesis nurtures faith where it is first formed in the family and leads us to Eucharistic celebration!
Faith Formation is a systematic program not merely sacramental. Education and formation in the Catholic faith is a lifelong, multi-dimensional process (National Directory for Catechesis, USCCB, 2005). This means children should attend faith formation classes at every grade level until they enter high school, not just when making their first Communion and/or Confirmation.
Sunday Family Faith Gathering - generally meets once a month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Families begin with 9:00 a.m. Mass, then gather for prayer, reflections on the Gospel reading of the day and activity.
Saturday Faith Formation - 1st-6th grades, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., meets weekly Saturday mornings at St. Anastasia Church, September - May.
Monday Faith Formation - 1st-6th grades, 6:00-7:30 p.m., meets weekly Monday evenings at St. Anastasia Church, September - May.
First Communion preparation involves two years of classes.
Confirmation preparation involves two years of classes and community service.
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