Family Faith Formation

The faith community of St. Gianna’s, believes that faith formation is a lifelong process and that parents are the primary spiritual and moral educators of their children.  We believe that the most important gift parents can give their children is a strong foundation in our Catholic faith.  The faith of the parents so profoundly impacts their children, that there is no substitute for parental involvement in their children’s faith formation.  The Family Faith Formation process at St. Gianna’s is not a process between the children and the catechists alone.  It involves both the immediate family and the church family.  It does not replace catechesis that stems from the home, but has the privileged responsibility to support it.

This catechetical experience is made complete when parents and families are examples of the faith.  Families are strongly encouraged to participate regularly in Sunday liturgies and Holy Days.  They are encouraged to regulary participate in the Sacraments, serve in Parish ministries, live the Gospel, pray and talk to your children about their faith, live lives of service, and continue in their own personal faith formation.

Family Faith Formation & Sacramental Preparation

This September, we will once again begin our catechetical process for children in grades 1 and higher.  Baptized children who are in grade 2 or higher may prepare for the Sacrament of First Eucharist (Year 1 – Level 2), and First Reconciliation (Year 2 – Level 3).

First Eucharist and First Reconciliation
Preparing to receive God’s forgiveness and the Body and Blood of Jesus through the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and Eucharist for the first time is an exciting time.  It is filled with faith, learning and fun as they come to deepen their relationship with God.  All baptized parishioners who are in 2nd grade and higher are invited to begin the formal preparation to receive these Sacraments.

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Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is open to active, registered parishioners who are in 6th grade and higher,  and have had at least two years of catechetical instruction immediately preceding.

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 2024

(Registration is limited due to space constraints.  Interested participants are accepted in the order of registration received).

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For more information, please contact Rachel Suarez-Banmann, our Family Faith Formation Coordinator at [email protected] 

For more information, please contact Rachel Suarez-Banmann at [email protected] or use the inquiry button below.

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