4F – Flexible Family Faith Formation

Flexible Family Faith Formation FAQ’s 

1. Are Sunday morning Religious Education classes still being offered?

Yes, Sunday morning Religious Ed. classes will be offered as follows: 

9:15am-10:30am : Ages 3/4/5yo – 8th grade 

11:00am-12:15pm : Ages 3/4/5 – 2nd grade 

2. What happens during Flexible Family Faith Formation nights?

Each night, we will begin by sharing a meal together and participating in a family activity. After the meal, kids will split off into breakout sessions by age and the parents will have their own breakout session. In the Parent breakout session, we will have the chance to pray together and go over that month’s content and lessons.

3. Does Flexible Family Faith Formation replace Tuesday evening Religious Ed?

Yes, our new Tuesday evening Religious Ed. programming will be Flexible Family Faith Formation (for grades 3 thru 7). 1st, 2nd, and 8th grade sacramental prep years will still continue to meet 3x/month from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.

4. What happens if I miss a Flexible Family Faith Formation Night?

Life is busy and there may be a month where neither parent is able to attend the Flexible Family Faith Formation night. When this is the case, we will arrange a make-up meeting with one or both parents to cover what was missed during the Flexible Family Faith Formation night.

5. Do both parents have to come to Flexible Family Faith Formation nights?

It is preferred that both parents (in fact, the entire family!) are present for Flexible Family Faith Formation.

6. What if I have a child who is in a sacramental prep year (1st, 2nd and/or 8th grade) on Tuesday evenings? Are their classes affected? Are they invited to Flexible Family Faith Formation nights?

If you have a child who is in a sacramental preparation year attending Tuesday evening, their class is only slightly affected. Sacramental prep years will meet 3x/month, on weeks when we do not have Flexible Family Faith Formation nights, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (slightly longer to make up for the lost week). However, they are invited to come join the rest of the family for Flexible Family Faith Formation nights as well.

7. Are my older children allowed to come to Flexible Family Faith Formation nights?

Yes! The entire family is invited to come and participate in our Flexible Family Faith Formation nights.

8. Is Flexible Family Faith Formation required for families?

Flexible Family Faith Formation is one option to fulfill your 3rd-7th grader’s religious formation requirements. Families also have the option of Sunday morning Religious Ed classes. However, any and all families are welcome to join us for Flexible Family Faith Formation nights!

9. What if I don’t feel equipped to teach the Faith at home?

No worries! Part of our Flexible Family Faith Formation nights are spent going over materials and lessons to be covered at home the following month. Our resources are well-done, easy-to-follow guides to assist in teaching and living the faith at home.

10. What if my kids attend Catholic School or are Homeschooled? Are we still able to join?

Yes! All families are welcome to join us for Flexible Family Faith Formation!

11. Is the curriculum the same every year?

No. The curriculum cycles through the 4 pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Therefore, every year is different for 4 years, then begins to repeat. There are different
activities/reflections for varying age levels so families can attend for many years!

 

OFFICE OF YOUTH EVANGELIZATION: RELIGIOUS FORMATION OPTIONS

3/4/5 year olds**: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Sunday 9:15 am -10:30 am

Sunday 11:00 am – 12:15 pm 

Thursday 11:20 am 12:20 pm

 

1st and 2nd grade**: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd/Sacramental Preparation

Sunday 9:15 am -10:30 am

Sunday 11:00 am – 12:15 pm 

Tuesday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (3 weeks/month)

 

3rd-7th grade:

A. Classroom Religious Education

Sunday 9:15 am – 10:30 am

(no Tuesday typical class)

OR

B. Flexible Family Faith Formation (New this year!)

Tuesdays* 5:00 pm-6:45 pm (1 week/month) and at home formation (time TBD by family)

*dinner provided

 

8th grade:

Confirmation Preparation

Sunday 9:15 am-10:30 am

Tuesday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (3 weeks/month)

** Families with children ages 3 years – 2nd grade and 8th graders can also participate in Flexible Family Faith Formation**