Faith Formation for grades PK-6 is offered during the school year, from September to May, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
On the campus of Xavier University, near Bellarmine Chapel.
Our three and four-year-old children engage with a curriculum with elements of Montessori education. The children “grow in God’s love,” awe, and wonder at the works of creation. The program for K-6 grade uses resources from Loyola Press and incorporates the Sunday Gospel story. The program gives children a solid foundation in Catholic teaching and practice giving our children a foundation for appreciating God’s gifts of creation and understanding the symbols and practices of worship and prayer. This program conveniently fits between our 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. masses so families can participate in the Eucharist before or after sessions.
Students with special needs are fully included in all our parish programs. Volunteers are available to “companion” them, as the student and family desire. Parents are welcome to volunteer in any of our children’s programs as catechists, aides, substitute teachers, or musicians. All who volunteer with children must complete SafeParish training from the Archdiocese, have a background screening, and maintain compliance with the SafeParish requirements.
Resources for Families at Home
In order for children to Grow In Their Faith Together (GIFT) they need support from their parish, peers, and their home. Below we have provided resources to support families in a shared growth into becoming active disciples. We have divided this content into Pray, Reflect, Act so that all aspects of life can be explored.