Faith Formation

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. -Mother Teresa

ABOUT PROGRAM & FORM DOWNLOADS  BECOME A CATECHIST

About Faith Formation at St. Columbkille

Faith Formation is a Sunday School Bible-based Program for all children Pre-K through 8th grade. We provide formation of our Christian faith and information to develop that faith. The program flows from the Sunday Gospel and the children will learn their faith, based on the rhythms of the liturgical year.

This program is based on a method of instruction that integrates faith formation lessons with life of the parish community experienced in the Sunday Eucharist.

Our program is set up for the children to attend the 9:00 am Mass with their parents (November through April) and 10:00 am Mass (September, October and May). After Mass donuts, juice and coffee will be served in the Ministry Center.

Sacraments are not required to attend this program however sacrament preparation will be scheduled at a different time frame and will follow the Diocesan policy, which requires two years of formation. More information to follow.

On the 3rd Sunday of each month, beginning on September 18th we invite the parents of our students to come to Iona Hall for refreshments and to hear guest speakers on subjects which will be very beneficial to our young families. If you are interested in registering your child or children please feel free to print our registration pages below, complete the forms and return to the Parish Office via mail, fax or scan to Jeannette Gotz (email below). We would like to have all registration forms in by September 1st so that we can plan accordingly.

Looking for Catechists

We are recruiting new Liturgical Catechists for our program and would like to have 2 teachers or teacher and assistant per class. We would love to have is husband & wife teams as teachers. Not only would the children benefit from this but so will their parents. We anticipate a successful year for our parish children and their families. If you are interested in joining us please contact our Faith Formation Coordinator, Jeannette Gotz at 239-489-3973.

If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.

Joan of Arc

What is a Catechist?

A catechist … doesn’t know all the answers … doesn’t need a degree … enjoys being with children and sharing his/her faith.

A catechist … works as part of a team … is not a lecturer … knows how to listen … does fun activities … helps children and youth … celebrates her/his faith.

A catechist … plans each class beforehand using materials provided … teaches one class for one hour on Sundays after Mass … attends meetings for training and updating.

Please consider sharing your faith, your time and talents with the children of St. Columbkille. Men & women individually are welcome to join this ministry and we would be happy to see husband and wife teams as well. Call Jeannette Gotz at the Parish Office 489-3973 if you would like to learn more about this opportunity.