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 2017-2018 Family Nights
December 13th 6:15-7:30pm TBD
March 14th 6:15-7:30pm
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

Digital Platform for Chosen Videos:  www.ascensionpress.com (You will need to log-in to access videos)

Calendars:

Year 1 Confirmation Calendar 2017-2018

Year 2 Confirmation Calendar 2017-2018

Confirmation Handbooks:

Year 1 Confirmation Handbook (Binder) 2017-2018

Year 2 Confirmation Handbook (Binder) 2017-2018 - COMING SOON!

Confirmation Retreats

Year 1 Confirmation Retreat Permission Form

Year 2 Confirmation Retreat Permission Form

Year 2 Confirmation Retreat Packing List

Other Class Materials/Forms:

Service Project Ideas

 

 

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: Ignatius Press' Faith & Life Series

 

 

7th Grade Theme: “The Life of Grace”: Grace as our link with God, his gift to us to bring us to Himself and His eternal life, with an emphasis on transmission of grace through the seven sacraments and on God's loving gifts of revelation, of himself through the prophets, the Incarnation, and the Church. The role of grace in developing the virtues.

8th Grade Theme: “Our Life in the Church”: The history of the Church — its founding by Christ, its birth in the Holy Spirit, the marks of the one, true Church, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church, the saints and the role of the religious and laity up to the present. The structure of the Church Jesus planned, the role of the Magisterium, the clergy, the religious and the laity and our own vocations.

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

Calendars: 

7th Grade Faith Formation Calendar

8th Grade Faith Formation Calendar

Middle-School Retreat: Saturday, February 3rd 10am-7:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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