"Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule. The home is well suited for education in the virtues." -Cathechism of the Catholic Church #2223
Family Formation meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 pm. All families are welcome and encouraged to participate. For more information, please contact the parish office at 612-781-6529.
WHAT IS FAMILY FORMATION?
Family Formation is a joint effort between the Church and the family to educate children and parents in the Catholic Faith by means of monthly parish lessons and weekly home lessons.
Monthly Parish Lessons
- Families gather at the parish school one Wednesday evening each month. Parents and students learn about the same topic of faith.
- Students meet in the classrooms, divided by age, into Grades 1 through 6.
- Parents gather in the school auditorium where they are catechized, encouraged and prepared to teach the faith at home.
- Catechists are provided the complete curriculum, which is easy to use and engaging for the students.
- An envelope of weekly Home Lessons are given to the Families, with activities, studies, modules and instructions for each remaining week of the month.
Weekly Home Lessons
- Parents' gatherings enable parents to be the primary educators of their children.
- Lesson plans are easy to use and require about one hour per week to complete.
- Lessons keep learning fun for kids by using games, activities and booklets.
- Curriculum is designed for children in Grades 1 through 6.
- Weekly lessons bring the family together to study the faith, and then apply it to their day-to-day life.
- Family Formation reinforces Sunday Mass because lessons reflect the liturgical year and draw families into the life and the seasons of the Church.
"Take to heart these words which I command you today. Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up."