Youth Faith Formation K5-5th grade including First Communion and Confirmation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Formation 

is a life long pursuit. You began at baptism and end when you leave this world to be with Christ in heaven. As the Catechism states in CCC 2225 “Through the grace of the sacrament of marriage, parents receive the responsibility and privilege of evangelizing their children. Parents should initiate their children at an early age into the mysteries of the faith of which they are the ‘first heralds’ for their children. A wholesome family life can foster interior dispositions that are genuine preparation for a living faith and remain a support for it throughout one’s life.”

The staff and parish members of St. Theresa the Little Flower want to support your family in all stages of your life. As the Director of Faith Formation my job is to support you the parents in the faith education of your child. You are the primary models of the Catholic faith for your child/children. The Catechists and I are here to walk beside your family and help you grow in the knowledge and love of Christ. In order to enroll your children in our faith formation program you must be a registered, active member of our parish. We define active members as those who attend Mass at our parish on Saturday evening/Sunday morning, contribute financially to our parish, and serve our parish in some capacity. 

                                    

This year we will offer faith formation for k4-5th grade on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:30am. We are going to call our Sunday morning program SAINTS in Training. Each class will have a patron saint and we will learn about the saints and celebrate their feast days.

Second grade is for First Communion preparation. First Communion will be Sunday, June 19, 2022 during the 10:45am Mass. You will need to submit a copy of your child's baptism certificate at the time of registration, and your child has to have attended faith formation the year prior to being enrolled in the First Communion class.

IgKnight middle school group (6th-7th grade) will meet on Tuesdays from 5-7pm.  Your child must attend our middle school program in order to attend Confirmation in the 8th grade. If you have specific inquiries about this ministry please contact Richard White at richardwhite@charlestondiocese.org

Confirmation is a two year process beginning in the eighth grade. Your child must have participated in our middle school program in order to register for Confirmaiton.  If your child is a rising freshman for the 2022- 2023 school year and did not attend our Confirmation program the previous year, they will need to go through the two year process. Weekend Mass attendance, weekly Confirmation class attendance , participation in our youth group, retreat attendance, completing service hours and a Saint presentation are all mandatory required elements for Confirmation.  You will need to purchase them a Catholic Bible if they don't have one. My recommendation is the Catholic Youth Bible from St. Marys Press, Igantius Bible, the Catholic Journaling Bible (great for ladies), or the Great Adventure Bible by Ascension Press.  They will need to complete some work at home.  Our hope is that by the time they are confirmed they will have grown in their knowledge and love of Christ and realized that their relationship with Christ is an ongoing process. 

 

If you have any further questions please contact me, Leslie McGowan, at stlf@charlestodiocese.org

 

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May 18

Take-A-Break Home School Group

Wednesday, 11:30 AM

Take-A-Break Home School Group
Time: Wednesday, 11:30 AM
Location: St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church - 11001 Dorchester Road Summerville SC 29485
  Please join us regardless of what curriculum or coop you belong to as we gather for a short Catholic lesson, prayer together, and then lunch/activities on this beautiful campus!
May 18

Catholic Young Professionals Ministry (20's and 30's)

Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Catholic Young Professionals Ministry (20's and 30's)
Time: Wednesday, 6:30 PM
Location: St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church - 11001 Dorchester Road Summerville SC 29485
  Young Professionals (single and couples) looking for a more profound and deeper relationship with Christ and His Church while being courageous in...
May 25

Take-A-Break Home School Group

Wednesday, 11:30 AM

Take-A-Break Home School Group
Time: Wednesday, 11:30 AM
Location: St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church - 11001 Dorchester Road Summerville SC 29485
  Please join us regardless of what curriculum or coop you belong to as we gather for a short Catholic lesson, prayer together, and then lunch/activities on this beautiful campus!
May 25

Catholic Young Professionals Ministry (20's and 30's)

Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Catholic Young Professionals Ministry (20's and 30's)
Time: Wednesday, 6:30 PM
Location: St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church - 11001 Dorchester Road Summerville SC 29485
  Young Professionals (single and couples) looking for a more profound and deeper relationship with Christ and His Church while being courageous in...
Jun 1

Take-A-Break Home School Group

Wednesday, 11:30 AM

Take-A-Break Home School Group
Time: Wednesday, 11:30 AM
Location: St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church - 11001 Dorchester Road Summerville SC 29485
  Please join us regardless of what curriculum or coop you belong to as we gather for a short Catholic lesson, prayer together, and then lunch/activities on this beautiful campus!
Jun 1

Catholic Young Professionals Ministry (20's and 30's)

Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Catholic Young Professionals Ministry (20's and 30's)
Time: Wednesday, 6:30 PM
Location: St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church - 11001 Dorchester Road Summerville SC 29485
  Young Professionals (single and couples) looking for a more profound and deeper relationship with Christ and His Church while being courageous in...
Jun 8

Take-A-Break Home School Group

Wednesday, 11:30 AM

Take-A-Break Home School Group
Time: Wednesday, 11:30 AM
Location: St. Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church - 11001 Dorchester Road Summerville SC 29485
  Please join us regardless of what curriculum or coop you belong to as we gather for a short Catholic lesson, prayer together, and then lunch/activities on this beautiful campus!

2021-2022 CALENDAR

Registration for all grades is closed.

First Communion will be Sunday, June 19 during the 10:45am Mass

Do you want to grow in your knowledge of Scripture this year?

Check out the following:

Ascension Press' Bible in a Year podcast. Father Mike takes you through a selection of readings each day and gives a short takeaway.

Amoris Laetitia Family Year of the family proclaimed by Pope Francis

Some great resources to use in the coming year to build up your Domestic Church. 

Domestic Church Project: Created by the same family who started Catholic Sprouts. You can download the app and take your family through a Domestic Church bootcamp. You can also subscribe to thier Domestic Church podcast.

Catholic Sprouts: This is a new resource that was developed by a husband and wife to help parents grow their Domestic Church. This is great for families with young children. You and your children can learn about the Catholic faith together. Your child can earn patches and they even have a short podcast you can listen to with your child. 

Pop Up Catechesis a series of videos created by Joe Paprocki

Catholic Central- entertaining and informative videos on all things Catholic

Teaching Catholic Kids- free newsletter, great for parents of younger kids

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