Faith Formation

Our Vision

“Parents have the first responsibility in the education of their children.”
Catechism of the Catholic Church #2223

The above quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church is the basis for theFamily Faith Formation Program at St. Patrick’s Parish! We want to nurture an environment where our families can come together, grow, and build relationships to support one another, as we all strive to live our faith in an increasingly secular world. 
 
So what does this program look like? 
The program meets once a month, and the whole family comes! The topic for the month is introduced, and wethen break into age groups where our teachers will go into more depth with the children. The parents will have their own session to go over the materials for the month and make sure they are prepared to lead their children through the rest of the lessons at home.
 
What about Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)?
In his letter, the Bishop was supportive of CGS being used as a supplementary program to one of the programs he is requiring.  To that end, during our monthly Family Nights, the 3-6 year old age group will be going to the Atrium with Miss Mary O’Mara for Level 1 CGS.  Other children may sign-up for a supplemental Level 2 or Level 3 class that will meet once a month on another week to go deeper in their formation, but they may only sign up for this additional program after the family is signed up for the primary Family Formation program.

Registration
     
Please click here to register for religious education online.  

If your child is preparing to celebrate First Holy Communion or Confirmation this year, please take care to fulfill these additional steps:

1. In addition to filling out and submitting the Faith Formation Registration Form above, please fill out the appropriate Sacramental Intake Form(s) as well.  For the First Holy Communion form, click here.  For the Confirmation form, click here.  These forms are used to create your child's permanent Sacramental Record in the parish registry, so please take care to fill these forms out completely and accurately.
 
2. If your child was baptized in a parish other than St. Patrick, you will need to request a recent copy of his or her Baptismal Certificate from the parish in which he or she was baptized.  

3. Sponsors of Confirmation candidates from other parishes must submit Certificates of Eligibility from their pastors at the start of the religious education year.  A Certificate of Eligibility is the statement of the sponsor's pastor that he or she is a Catholic in good standing and eligible to be a sponsor. 

     Please direct any questions you may have regarding registration requirements to Mary Pollock, Director of Faith Formation at 603-863-1422x5.  

We understand there may be families who have concerns about coming together in groups, even once a month, due to the spread of Covid-19.  The Diocese of Manchester has guidelines in place and we will be doing our best to make sure our spaces are cleaned and sanitized before each meeting and these guildelines are met.  That being said, anyone who has concerns is welcome to sign up for our homeschool program for religious ed.  This is something we are offering this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  You still need to fill out the registration form, and indicate you would like the homeschooling option.

 

2020-2021 Faith Formation Calendar

All classes except the September parents only class will take place from 4-6pm at Assumption Hall.  The September parents class will begin at 6pm in Assumption Hall

September 20-6pm (parents only)

October 4

November 8

December 13

January 10

February 7

March 14

April 11

May 16

June 13

 

Director of Faith Formation

 Mary Pollock: mpollock@saintpatrickparish.net       

603-863-1422 ext. 5

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