Faith Formation Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Sun & Evenings during class time

CONTACT US

Email: sheartfaithformation@syrdio.org

TRACY SHAUGHNESSY - Faith Formation Director

315-699-7678
tshau@syrdio.org

GINA KULAK - Assistant to Faith Formation Director

315-699-7678
gkulak@syrdio.org

Faith Formation, previously referred to as Religious Education, is intended to begin by 1st grade and continued through Confirmation. After Confirmation we continue learning about our faith as we live and share it. Our goal is to assist families, where the majority of the faith is learned, along their path. Let us know how we can help!

There are no classes October 13th or 15th due to the holiday weekend.

On Sunday, October 20th there are no classes for K-6 or Year 1; we are offsite for a Year 2 Confirmation retreat.


FORMS

Schedules for 2019-2020 are also available in the Gathering Space.

NEW- Family Catechesis A new Faith Formation option for grades Pre-k through 6th grade. The options includes monthly get-togethers with lunch, fellowship, and group discussion that will focus on our faith. Then work at home as a family using the same book with activities geared for different age levels. This is an option with both flexibility and fellowship! Contact Gina Kulak for more information at gkulak@syrdio.org or (310)699-7678.

Kindergarten to 6th grade It is never to late to begin Faith Formation classes! If you know of someone that is past the traditional age have them contact our office and we can offer some options.

Confirmation Year 1 and 2
Year 1-Our first Lesson in Chosen is complete! Please feel free to follow along online at Ascensionpress.com using the student code.
Year 2-The Year 2 Retreat is October 20th at Bishop Grimes Catholic School, this is very difficult to make up so please try to make this date work.

We have a Confirmation date! Rehearsal: Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30 PM (sponsor & candidate) Confirmation: Sunday, April 19 @ 4 PM

Children’s Liturgy of the Word: We could are in need of some adult aged help with the Children’s Liturgy of the Word. This is a program for pre-school aged and young children(3 years through 1st grade) during the 11:00 A.M. Mass. Contact the office if you are interested in getting involved. (315)699-7678

Parents

We are able to provide resources for you to follow along in any of the programs for the students. Please let us know if you would like additional information.

Adult Faith Formation FREE Online Courses for Adults Sacred Heart subscribes to the Franciscan at Home program through Steubenville University. That subscription provides free courses to all parishioners on a variety of topics. Feel free to visitFranciscanathome.com. Call the office for more information;Tracy or Gina (315)699-7678.

Also, the Wild Goose is every Tuesday evening during our Tuesday night class time. If you have a student in class on Tuesday stay and learn about the Holy Spirit! Drop in any week in the Church Hall(downstairs.)

Remind

If you have not already; please log into the remind system so that you will be able to get the most up to date Faith Formation information. The button below will open a file with instructions and codes to all the different classes.


Service Opportunities

For service opportunities please visit the Faith Formation bulletin board in the Gathering Space. The Youth Ministry serves the parish and the community on a regular basis. Students can get involved in Youth Ministry to see the many opportunities that are offered.

Current Opportunities: Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Sunday Doughnut help, Children’s Choir, Altar Serving

Make sure and fill out a service hour record sheet every time you complete service; both in and out of church. Completed sheets can be dropped in the Faith Formation box or emailed to sheartfaithformation@syrdio.org.


Prayer for the Holy Family Of God

O God, who was pleased to give us
the shining example of the Holy Family,
graciously grant that we may imitate them
in practicing the virtues of family life.
Transform our doubt to faith; Strengthen our hope;
Help us to live in charity.
Until we are all one in your kingdom
through Jesus Christ, your Son,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever.

AMEN