Our Faith Formation Program uses the “Faith and Life” Series by Ignatius Press for Grades 1 through 6 and “Go, Seek, and Find” by St. Mary’s Press for our First Reconciliation and First Eucharist preparation. Our Confirmation Preparation program for 7th and 8th Graders is “Chosen” published by Ascension Press. Please visit the respective websites for additional information and family activities, and Spanish language resources. Our catechists receive training through the diocesan catechist recognition program. All catechists are also required to have a background check and attend a 3 hour “Protecting God’s Children” Workshop. Those interested in sharing the faith with children are encouraged to inquire about being a catechist.
Goals of Faith Formation (source: Diocese of Charlotte)
- Promote the knowledge of the Catholic faith
- Promote a knowledge of the meaning of the Liturgy and Sacraments
- Promote moral formation in Jesus Christ
- Teach the Catholic how to pray with Christ
- Prepare the Catholic to live in community and to participate actively in the life and mission of the Catholic Church through the parish and diocese
- To promote a missionary spirit that prepares the faithful to be present as Christians in society
The tuition for each child / youth is $65.00 for the year. Please plan to pay your tuition at the time of registration. No child is ever refused the opportunity to participate in St. Aloysius Faith Formation programs due to financial reasons. If you have a personal difficulty, please contact the Faith Formation Office. All calls are, of course, confidential. (Note: there is a $165.00 cap for families that choose to use it.)
Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. or Wednesday afternoons from 4:30 until 5:45 p.m. Our Junior High Confirmation Program meets from 6:45 until 8:15 on Wednesday evenings. Following is the schedule for 2016-2017:
Parent Handbook (new handbooks are coming soon)
2016 – 2017 Junior High Faith Formation schedule
Children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade need to be walked in. If you arrive before the Catechist is in the room please do not leave your child unattended. We ask that parents please be prompt in picking up their children. Our catechists are volunteers giving their time and talent to serve this ministry. It is only polite and fair that parents be prompt both coming and going.
For safety reasons we require that parents or a pre-designated adult pick up their children at the end of Faith Formation sessions for Kindergarten – 2nd grade. We ask that parents keep a close eye on their elementary school aged children, especially in the parking lots and outside the buildings.
Faith Formation Forms