Youth and Children's Faith Formation Programs

Welcome to St. Henry’s Youth and Children's Faith Formation!

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Mission Statement

St. Henry’s Faith Formation Ministry offers faith education that seeks to draw young people toward responsible Christian participation in life by teaching our Catholic tradition in a way that supports the individual and the family.

 


Faith Filled Family Series

Part of the entire Faith Formation program includes our Faith Filled Family nights.  These nights include dynamic speakers for teens and parents and fun faith activities for the children.  Childcare is provided with RSVP.  All enrolled families are expected to participate.

Dates for 2016-2017 Family Nights
December 13th 6:15-7:30pm TBD
March 14th 6:15-7:30pm TBD
April 18th 6:00-7:30pm (Family Mass and Catholic History Fair)

 

 

Celebrate the Word – Sundays 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Liturgies

Ages 4 – First Communion

 

 

Sacramental Program

Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist

Ages 7 and older (second graders)

Combination of Family Program and regular classes

 

Sacrament of Confirmation

Grade: Typically 9th & 10th (Two Year Program) 

Curriculum: Ascension Press's Chosen: You Journey Toward Confirmation and Altaration

Year 1: We spend the first year of preparation diving into the foundation mysteries of the Faith (the existence of God, our desire for happiness, the person of Christ, the Catholic faith, the Church, and Sacramental economy) with the first half of the Chosen. "The name of this program, Chosen, is meant to convey that Confirmation, like the other Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism and the Eucharist), is not so much about us choosing God, as it is about Him choosing us (see CCC #1)" (pg. iv of Chosen, Leader's Guide). The last five weeks of class we do a mini-series on the Mass using Altaration

Year 2: In second year of preparation we continue with the second half of Chosen, looking a little deeper at the Sacrament of Confirmation, vocation, virtue, prayer, and more. 

In addition to class, candidates are required, each year, to attend a Confirmation retreat, complete service projects, Mass journals, sponsor conversation and journals, and personal growth opportunities. Candidates will also select a Saint to be their Confirmation Saint and write a report on the life of that Saint. These two years of Sacramental preparation are seen as a discernment process of the readiness of each candidate to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. At the end of each year, candidates will write a letter of intent and complete an exit interview, respectively, as an assessment of their readiness. 

Class Time: Wednesday evenings 7:15-8:30pm during school year

Calendars:

Year 1 Confirmation Calendar 2016-2017

Year 2 Confirmation Calendar 2016-2017

 Other Class Materials/Forms:

Sponsor Information Sheet

Confirmation Mass Details - Updated May 2017

 

 

Elementary Classes

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 3-6 yr olds

Wednesday's 3:55-4:55pm and 6:00-7:00pm during school year

Grades 1 – 6

Wednesday‘s 3:55-4:55pm (1st-5th) and 6:00-7:00pm
(1st-6th) during school year

 

 

Middle School Classes

Grade: 7th and 8th

Curriculum: Lifeteen's Edge curriculum for 2016-2017, Existence and Transformation

Fall 2016: "Existence dives deep into the very beginning of everything. Starting with wonder and awe of the universe, the youth will be plunged into the depths of the love of God and the great truth that we were created out of the love of God and to love God. This Semester Planning Guide will walk the youth through learning about who God is, the world He has created, and their own creation. They will also tackle the tough reality of the fall of man and original sin as well as the ever timely question of why evil exists."

Spring 2017: "Transformation takes the youth deep into the mystery and wonder of the Sacraments of Initiation. The youth will see the transformative power of the graces of these sacraments and how they build the foundation of their faith and give them strength and nourishment for the journey of their lives. Not only will they learn about the liturgical celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist, but they will also see the rich Scriptural history of these sacraments." (Taken from the www.lifeteen.com/cym/resources/edge-timeline/)

Class Time: Wednesday evenings 7:15-8:30pm during school year

Calendar: 7th-8th Grade Faith Formation Calendar (COMING SOON!)

 

 

Special Events

Faith Formation Feild Trip for Jen Messing Talk (8th-Confirmation) - Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

DOWNLOAD/PRINT: Jen Messing Field Trip Info

DOWNLOAD/PRINT: Jen Messing Field Trip Permission Form

 

 

 

Please direct all questions to:

Early Childhood (Ages 4-6)    Sue Kunkel    763-295-2402  skunkel@sthenrycatholic.com   suser1991tds.net

Elementary (Grades 1-6)

Sacramental Program

Reconciliation/Eucharist         Jessica Soden  763-271-3079  jsoden@sthenrycatholic.com

Middle School (Grades 7-8)   

Confirmation Program            Jenna Leighton   763-271-3092   jleighton@sthenrycatholic.com