Children's Faith Formation
Holy Family Parish has switched to an all Family Faith Formation model. For 2017, we have organized all eligible parish families into one of four groups. The groups meet once a month in a unique mix of faith-building activity that includes fellowship, a family meal, age-level instruction, plenary presentations by parish clergy, prayer and more. The teen retreat group The Theophany Center plays a key role in this new model, along with our usual generous corps of volunteer catechists and parish pastoral team members.
One of our most important jobs as a parish community is to pass on our faith tradition to the next generation. Holy Family Parish has developed a comprehensive religious education program designed not just to prepare children for receiving the sacraments, but to prepare their parents at the same time for a life as fully engaged members of the Catholic community.
We believe that religious instruction is not simply the job of teachers; it should incorporate parents, extended families, and the parish community at large. We aim to provide a formation experience for children that introduces them to the teachings of the church, the value of service to others, the splendor of the Bible and the life of prayer, and the importance of community both within the parish and in our larger neighborhood.
Registration is now open as we prepare for the opening of our new year in January 2017. As Family Faith Formation is a continuous process, we will receive applications again in the spring as natural attrition takes place.