Responding to COVID-19
Click below for an update from the Diocese of Rockford re: cancellations and postponements:
Faith Formation @ Home amidst COVID-19
In these challenging times, your parish family wants to provide your family at home with resources to grow in faith in fun, meaningful ways. Below are resources to check out. We pray you stay safe and healthy, and that these resources can help make your faith your rock and stronghold in these times.
Before we can help our families in faith, we as adults need to be firm in our relationship with God. Here are a few ways to stay rooted in faith.
Sacred Space Guided Reflections
Sacred Space Online Lenten Retreat
For Families and Children:
Make Unleavened Bread Together!
Catholic Icing: Lent Activity Ideas for Families with Younger Children
Virtual Tour of the Vatican Museum
Games: Grades 1-6, from our Alive in Christ Curriculum
Holy Week Crafts and Activities
Resources for Praying as a Family from Loyola Press
Movies for Families:
Gospel Series on Netflix (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) (Mark is the shortest)
The Way (PG-13)
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word Documentary
The Letters – Movie about Mother Theresa (PG)
The Prince of Egypt (PG)
Veggie Tales: An Easter Carol
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
For families enrolled in RE, here is a link to the lessons from our curriculum and a link to all of the etextbooks:
Alive in Christ Lessons: Family Friendly Lessons by Grade, from our Alive in Christ Curriculum
Alive in Christ etextbooks (us the parish version at this link): ebook access instructions
About Our Program
Intergenerational and interactive faith formation are at the core of our program. Faith formation occurs twice a month for K-9. On the first Sunday of the month, children & teens in K-9 participate in a family activity along with their parents, attend Mass, and participate in age-specific classes. On the third Sunday of the month, children have regular class. K-5 is in the morning before 10:30 Mass, Grades 6-9 have class after the 4pm Youth Mass. Youth Mass is offered once a month on the third Sunday of the month. There is no adult formation and no family activity on third Sundays, only regular classes for K-9.
Congratulations to you and your child during this exciting time in his or her spiritual journey! It is a joy and blessing to walk with you and your child. Preparation occurs during Grade 2 of faith formation. The Church requires children to be 7 years of age at the time they receive the Sacrament. For more details and requirements, please see our handbook.
Congratulations to you and your teen during this exciting time in their spiritual journey! It is a joy and blessing to walk with you and your teen as they move toward an adult faith. Confirmation classes typically begin in 8th Grade and conclude in the spring of 9th grade (2 year program). We have a dynamic team of catechists ready to engage your teen and invite him or her into an active faith life. The program includes interactive games and activities, community building, a retreat, and service opportunities. For more details and requirements, please see our handbook.
Whether or not you have a child registered in religious education, adult parishioners are invited to attend our first Sunday of the month adult faith formation sessions. Sessions are centered on a monthly theme such as Revelation, Jesus Christ, the Sacraments, and Church. This is the same theme children are learning about in their age-specific classes. Join us for guest sparkers, engaging small group reflections, and the opportunity to build relationships in the parish.