MIDDLE SCHOOL FAITH FORMATION
Welcome to the Middle school Faith Formation and Sacrament of Confirmation Program at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church. It is out mission to provide your family with resources and information to enhance your spiritual life.
Our program will help your children grow spiritually and as a member of our community of faith.
We believe that understanding and practicing Catholic beliefs, virtues, and morals will affect children in how they will live their lives -belief begets behavior. The preparation for the sacraments should aim at leading youth to a more intimate union with Christ and an active sense of belonging to a Catholic faith community. We welcome and encourage parents and children that in Baptism they are called by Christ for a life- long journey of discipleship and a share in the life of the Blessed Trinity.
In order to enroll your child in the program, it is required to be a parishioner in our parish. If you are not a registered parishioner, please contact the office at 303 688 3025.
Online Registration will be open on the last week in June. If you don’t have access to a computer, you are welcome to come to the office to pick up a registration packet.
2022-2023 MIDDLE SCHOOL faith formation schedule
Classes will be offered during these days and times this year:
Sunday: 6th thru 8th - 3:45pm to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 6th thru 8th - 4:45pm to 6:00pm Students will participate at 5:00pm Mass at (same time as Elementary School )
PICK UP/DROP OFF
Parents must sign their children in and out of class for safety reasons.
Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form if you feel God is calling you to share your faith with our youth. All Adult volunteers must be SET trained before teaching in the classroom. We need over 55 volunteers to serve, so please consider sharing your gifts with our youth.
Lead Catechist – Teach class during assigned time each week; Attend training workshop in August and optional retreats/continuing education throughout the year.
Assistant Catechist – Assist a catechist in a class on a weekly basis with presentation of
the lesson, prayer, craft, and/or classroom management.
Hall Monitor – Be a regular on-site supervisory presence during a time period to put out and pick up cones, monitor the hallways, pick up sign in/out folders and assist catechists with finding supplies.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS
In order to register to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation by the end of 8th grade, students must meet the following requirements:
The students must be Baptized and had received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in the Catholic church.
Has regularly attended religious formation classes every year.
The students must have attended Faith Formation classes during 2021-2022 and Completed 7th grade with at least 80% attendance in Parish Catechesis Program or Catholic School.
Information regarding Middle School Faith Formation program will be communicated to those concerned in several formats with email being the primary method of communication. Information can also be found on the Children/Youth bulletin board located near Assisi Hall, in the Sunday bulletin, Flock Note, and on the St. Francis of Assisi Parish website.
Attendance is expected at all Faith Formation classes. If a student is unable to attend please call or email Vicki Arndt. After three unexcused classes a phone call will be made to the parent or guardian. All missing assignments must be made up and returned to the catechist.
Holy Mass and Events in our Parish
Attendance is expected at all Faith Formation classes. If a student is unable to attend please call or email me. After three unexcused classes a phone call will be made to the parent or guardian. All missing assignments must be made up and returned to the catechist.
CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
Notifications will be sent via email and the St. Francis of Assisi Parish website. If school for the Douglas County High School feeder is canceled – we will cancel. As always, use your best judgment when deciding whether to bring children to class due to inclement weather.
CONTACT Vicki Arndt to learn more about the Middle School and the Sacrament of Confirmation program.