Faith Formation Youth and Adult

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Pastoral Associate Mrs. Kimberly Chapman

Coordinator of Youth Ministry (Grades 6-12) Mrs. Margaret Jerasa

YOUTH…

Family of Faith (PK-5th Grade Family Formation) 

Registration link: https://bit.ly/PCFFReg2022

This program takes on the format of whole family catechesis (child/children and parent).   Our goal is to support the domestic church by empowering and supporting parents in handing on our Catholic faith to their children. Parents are the first and primary teachers of their children in the way of faith! Formation for parents/adults is done in English and Spanish.  Each month there will be an ”Adult Meeting” to go over the specific plan for each month and to provide parents the necessary knowledge to teach their children. At the end of the month, there is a “Community Meeting” where the parents and their children come together and participate in activities with the other families in our parish.

This is not merely a program to educate children with Catechism memorization, it is a program to help children develop an authentic relationship with God through lived faith experience. It is designed to help children (and parents!) fall in love with our Lord through everyday faith practices.  

Youth Formation (6th-12th Grade)

Registration link: https://bit.ly/PCYMReg2022

Youth ministry for our middle and high school teens.  This program includes all aspects of effective and engaging youth ministry–formation sessions, service opportunities, as well as spirituality building and social events.  

First Penance & Holy Communion Preparation 

Children who are in second grade or older and have already been baptized are eligible to prepare for the sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion.  Sacramental preparation is done separate from and in addition to religious education–either participation in the parish formation program, or by attending Catholic school.  Sacramental preparation is a combination of parent led home-study and gathered sessions.  For each sacrament (Penance and Holy Communion), parents are asked to attend a parent session that includes formation and where they are given resources to work with their child at home to prepare,  at the end of the home-preparation process, parents and children attend a retreat experience.   Registration link (includes Family Faith): https://bit.ly/PCFFReg2022

Confirmation Preparation 

Youth who are in 10th, 11th and 12th grade are eligible to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation.  Preparation for Confirmation is done separate from and in addition to religious education–either participation in the parish youth program, or by attending Catholic school.  Registration link: https://bit.ly/PCYMReg2022

Registration Fees:

  • Family Foundations & Youth:  $30 per participant, $150 max family charge
  • Sacramental Preparation Material/Retreat Fee: 
    • First Sacraments: $40
    • Confirmation: $60

No one will be turned away from participating if these fees are a challenge. 

Please contact Kimberly Chapman (kchapman@peninsulacluster.org) with any questions.

ADULT…

Click here to learn more about the fall 2022 offerings. There is something for everyone!

Weekly offerings with days, times and locations are sent out weekly via Flocknote. If you aren’t already receiving weekly parish and Peninsula Cluster notifications, call the parish office to have your email address added to the Flocknote distribution list (757-245-4234).