Grades K-7

Welcome to Faith Formation!

Grade Level Plans for 2021-2022 Formation Year

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If you are registering for the program please click on BOTH the registration packet link and the Registration Form link for documentation

General Information:  Faith Formation Sessions will be run on Wednesday nights from 6:15pm-7:30pm.  Weekly updates will be posted on our google site which is organized by grade.  This page will be updated when school begins in the Fall and will be a great resource for those who miss.

https://sites.google.com/view/saint-katharine-drexel-parish/home

Class Structure/Schedule:   With the exception of Spring and Christmas Breaks, we will meet approximately three sessions a month. Our sessions will be a blend of age specific, parent/child sessions, and High School partner sessions.  We will also incorporate Holy Days of Obligation as a session date so that families can attend Mass together and experience more of our liturgical year.

Our sacrament class is set up a little different in that it is 100%parent/child.  Since parents are the primary educators of their children, it is a wonderful partnership and experience for them to grow together in sacrament

Our Middle School Class also has a bit of a different feel.  We will still meet virtually the second and Fourth Wednesday, but will have several complimentary assignments between weeks.  The program serves as a comprehensive program on Catholic Scripture and is a transition between Middle School and High School Ministry. See parent letter link for more information under "middle school"

The Role of Parents

Parents play an integral role in their child's faith journey. Please take some time to view your child(s) lessons and ask them questions.  When you are at home together, this is a great time to share your memories of faith formation and church.  It doesn't take a huge amount of time -- just 15 minutes a day or perhaps it's part of your one hour Mass on Sunday.  Either way, its giving a little bit of God to your family.  Here are some resources to help: 

Creating a Prayer Space in your Home A nice little video from Joe Paprocki, Loyola Press about how to set up simple prayer space in your home

Reading the Bible as a Family Some ways for you to read scripture together as a family

Family, Faith and Fun Activities

Prayer Puzzles: Print off the sheet and then cut apart lines and words.  Who can put it back together the fastest?

 Our Father Lines                                Our Father Words

Basic Catholic Prayers/Beliefs

The Beatitudes and Ten Commandments

The Lord's Prayer

An Act of Contrition -- Some examples for you

An Act of Spiritual Communion (for when you can not get to Mass)

GENERAL GRADE LEVEL NEWS

 

First Year

Welcome to Faith Formation!  We are excited that you are beginning your journey with St. Katharine Drexel.  This year, we wll be learning new prayers, doing some fun gospel based activities, and utilizing Pflaum Gospel Weeklies to hear the Sunday Gospel ahead of time.  The weeklies are organized in a fun magazine format.

 

Sacrament Year

Our sacrament class (for second year students preparing) will begin before our regular program for the remaining grades.  The first session will be on Wednesday, September 15.  One parent and child should attend this first information session from 6:15-7:30pm in the church.  Please enter throught he door facing the church parking lot.

 

Third Grade:

We are so happy that you are continuing your faith joruney after the sacraments!  Our third grade curriculum is from RCL Benzinger, Be my Disciples.  We will build off of the sacramental curriculum and will continue to streghthen our relationship with Jesus.

Grade 4/5 combined:

Once again, we will share a common text book.  last year we used the fifth grade text and this year we will build on those concepts for a combined class.  The material will be from RCL Benzinger Be My Disciples curriulum.

Middle School

Our middle school program will meet virtually twice a month and have mini assignements in between.  These assignments will be posted on the google site and are part of the overall curriculum.  They will be based on the Sunday readings and interpretative applications.  The curriculum for the year is Old Testament.  By the end of Middle School, students will have covered the four major sections of the Old Testament beginning Genesis.

 

Contact Us:   If you would like more information, please e-mail your request to: [email protected] or contact the Office of Evangelization at 920-887-2082, ext. 311