Children's Faith Formation
Sacred Heart Parish Children's Faith Formation program strives to compliment families and support the Christian values and attitudes fostered by parents. It is expected that families participate at Sunday Mass and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a regular basis, attend seasonal and liturgical celebrations, and service opportunities. Consistency between what the Church teaches and what is lived out in family life is fundamental if children are to understand that we, as disciples of Christ, live out our faith life each and every day.
Children in grades 1 - 8 receive formal instructions from dedicated and faithful volunteer catechists (instructors). The program also includes opportunities for family sessions held in the auditorium which provide whole family catechesis enriching our families on chosen faith topics. Parents are also given the opportunity to fulfill their role as primary educators of the faith through lessons sent home to be covered as a family on scheduled HOME FIRE (Families In Religious Education) sessions which are scheduled on Sundays surrounding civil legal holidays.
Parents are asked to to complete only one “Family Registration Form” per family; please complete an individual “Student Profile Form” for each child registering into the program. Please bring the forms and the fee of $60 per child with you on October 21st. The annual fee (checks made payable to Sacred Heart Parish) helps to defray the cost of supplies and textbooks.
For more information on our program, please contact Sharon Smoller in the Religious Education Office at 412-661-0187 ext. 118.