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Family Faith Formation

Hello Parents!

Thank you for entrusting your children to our Family Faith Formation program. St. Vincent’s religious education program will be in full swing commencing with our Parent Orientation on Sept 19th

St. Vincent’s Religious Education Department is committed to providing our parish families with the best possible resources and instruction, while maintaining the balance and integrity of family life. 

Family Faith Formation Sessions A and B will be offered once a month on Sundays from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. We recommend that one parent or caregiver attend Family Faith Formation classes at designated class times on Sunday mornings (Please refer to calendar for specific dates and times).

Family Formation is a family based Catechetical program for families with children K- 6, which includes an adult formation component. These structured formation classes will allow families at St. Vincent’s the opportunity to grow together in the understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith through volunteer, theological reflection, attendance at Mass, home study, online learning, and activities that enrich and cultivate faith in the home. Please click here to register for the program.

St. Vincent’s will be using sophiainstituteforteachers.org as our curriculum for this upcoming years’ Family Faith Formation. Please feel free to view the video below to get a feel for what the program will be like:

Parent Presentation: Please see slides for parent presentation here.

Attendance:

Your child’s attendance is a reflection of your families’ priorities. Families are required to attend 8 of the monthly family gatherings. Please check with the Religious Education Calendar ahead of time to be sure you do not miss any classes or future engagements. If your child is sick, please call our office at 716-652-7242. Families are allowed one absence for the year and make up work is required.

Parents will be emailed regarding the FFF group that your family will be assigned to for this coming year.

FFF Gatherings Dates : Meet one Sunday/ month from 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM                                                                                            Family Liturgy Day : All families are invited to participate @ 9:30 AM Mass                                                                                                        Weekend Mass times: Saturday @4:30 PM Sunday 8 AM , 9:30 AM ,  and 11 AM

Parent Orientation : September 19 @ 10:30 AM

4th-6th Grade Additional Monthly Class: Sunday 10:30 AM-11:45 AM (NEW OPTION)

We understand that parents and families can be very busy. If you are unable to teach the family lesson for the month, then please consider dropping off your 4th-6th grader for class, so your child does not miss out on a lesson. 

These classes will be taught on Sunday mornings from 10:30 AM- 11:45 AM in Walter Hall.                                                                              Class Dates: 10/24, 11/21, 1/30, 2/27, and 3/20. 

4th-6th Gr Make-Up Classes: 12/19 and 3/27 10:30- 11:45 AM                                                                                                                           

Family Faith Formation Gathering Dates :

FFF A :                                                                                                                    
October 3                                                                                                             
November  7                                                                                                                
December 5                                                                                                                  
January  9                                                                                                                     
February 6                                                                                                                              
March  6                                                                                                                   
April  3                                                                                                                               
May 15

FFF B :                                                                                                                
October 17                                                                                                                
November 14                                                                                                                       
December 12                                                                                                                                                
January 23                                                                                                             
February 13                                                                                                             
March 13                                                                                                                              
April 24                                                                                                                                  
May 22

Thank you for all that you do to ensure that the Catholic faith is at the center of your family’s life!

May God continue to bless you!

Mrs. Lisa Benzer, DRE