St. Emile’s religious education programme is called Family Faith Formation. (There is no “Sunday school” at St. Emile Parish.) It is offered on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the parish centre. The family as a whole–or at least one parent or guardian with the children–come to the Tuesday sessions once a month.
Who is Family Faith Formation for?
It is for families with children from kindergarten to grade 7 (and up, if desired)–especially for all those whose where religious education is not offered in the schools.
Why religious education?
There are various reasons to learn the teachings of the Catholic faith, like there are various reasons to learn math or reading and writing every year. Ask yourself: Do I want my children to celebrate the sacraments of reconciliation, communion, and confirmation? How much or how little do I want my children to know about the teachings of the Catholic faith?
Your child has to participate in some form of Catholic religious education before going on in the preparation to celebrate the sacraments of reconciliation, confirmation and Eucharist here at St. Emile or at most parishes in our archdiocese. Also, parents are required to have at least a six-week formation. At St. Emile, we handle that requirement with Family Faith Formation which we offer once a month to the whole family.
How does a family register for Family Faith Formation?
Take a registration form from the bulletin board at the entrance of church. Drop off the completed form at the parish office.
Resource: Check out the Sunday Connection at http://www.loyolapress.com/our-catholic-faith/liturgical-year/sunday-connection.