Family Faith Formation

Click the link below to register for the 2020/2021
 
Family Faith Formation classes 

The Family Faith Formation Program Needs Volunteers
Once a Month Tuesday and Thursdays 6:15PM to 7:45PM
Catechists, 3 entrances to take temperatures, Greeters,
Hallway Assistance, Bathroom Monitors.. 

Please call the Parish Offices if you are interested

Please click the online giving button to make your Tuition Payment $150.00 for 1 Child $250.00 for 2 + Children.   You can also set up monthly recurring payments.  If you have questions regarding e-giving, please call Business Manager Sonia Hertogs at 815-518-5776.  You can also make credit card/check payments at the Parish Office during regular office hours.   Tuition covers the costs of salaries books and utitlities. 

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
& Immaculate Conception Church

FAMILY FAITH FORMATION 2020 / 2021 CALENDAR

 

In-Person Option 1
Tuesdays

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

In-Person Option 2
Thursdays

6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Parent’s Virtual Session
Wednesdays
7:00 pm – 8:30pm

OCTOBER

10/13/20

10/15/19

10/14/20

NOVEMBER

11/10/20

11/12/20

11/11/20

DECEMBER

12/8/20

12/10/20

12/9/20

JANUARY

1/12/21

1/14/21

1/13/21

FEBRUARY

2/9/21

2/11/21

2/10/21

MARCH

3/9/20

3/11/20

3/10/21

APRIL

4/13/21

4/15/21

4/14/21

 

How the Schedule & Program Works

Parents/Guardians and Children will attend one Family Faith Formation session per month at Assumption Parish.  You may choose the Tuesday evening session that runs from 6:15 pm until 7:45 pm or the Thursday evening session that runs from 6:15 pm until 7:45 pm.  When you register your children for Religious Education, please choose the session that best fits your family schedule.

During these Family Faith Formation Sessions, your children will meet with their own grade level Catechist(s) in either Berst Hall or one of the classrooms.  At the same time, the parents/guardians will attend their own formation and training session to help them prepare for the formation they will do with their children during the remainder of that month.  Parents will be gathering in Church after their children have been dropped off across the street.  Each month will highlight a certain theme or topic about our faith. Each of your children will be learning about the same topic at their appropriate grade level with you as their guide.  The goal is to complete one chapter of the month’s theme at the Family Faith Formation Session with the volunteer catechists and then two additional chapters will be completed at home with the parents before returning to the next monthly Family Faith Formation Session.  It is most important that both students and parents attend each of the monthly sessions.  Materials for the parents’ use at home will be distributed by email in a pdf format. 

 A few families have opted to do a stay at home program for various reasons.  In the light of COVID-19 this is very understandable.  I will have a virtual session for these parents which the children are welcomed to view with the parents.  However, these sessions will be taught at a parent’s level of knowledge.  I have initially scheduled these sessions on Wednesday evenings at a slightly later time.  Once everyone has registered, I would be willing to adjust this day and time if consensus is able to be reached.  Parents who opt for the at home program will be responsible for completing all three chapters with their children each month.

 

How the Program Works 2020/2021
Family Faith Year Calendar

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Deacon William Dunn is the Director of Family Faith Program and the RCIA Program.  He can be reached
815-518-5775 or his email address is deacon.dunn@stmaryassumptionparish.org

Diocese of Joliet Forms and Documents


Message to Parents Announcing the Reopening of Youth Formation Programs and Ministries