Faith Formation - K through 5th
We are excited to present a new program for families of students in grades K-5. We are calling the program FIRE, which stands for Family Involved Religious Education, and we are ‘Fired Up’ about this opportunity! FIRE is designed to connect families to the parish community of St. Bernard of Clairvaux and its liturgies while recognizing and empowering PARENTS as the first Catechists of their children and the primary leaders of their faith.
FIRE will meet in the parish hall with children and parents sitting as a family, eating, working and learning together for one session each month. A second session will take the children to classrooms by grade level. During these sessions parents are invited to our coffee shop for Adult Formation on topics previously provided to them. The program will follow the Liturgical Year and will be a ‘spiral method’, meaning all grades will study the same subject on the same night, further enabling discussions at home.
The meetings will be on Wednesday in keeping with the many ministries gathering at the Parish Community. All FIRE meetings will be scheduled on Wednesday Nights from 5:30-7:00pm.
Meeting Dates for FIRE:
|September 14||Family Session (Attend as a family)|
|October 5||Family Session (Attend as a family)|
|November 2||Family Session (Attend as a family)|
|December 7||Family Session (Attend as a family)|
|January 4||Family Session (Attend as a family)|
|February 8||Family Session (Attend as a family)|
|March 1||Family Session (Attend as a family)|
|April 12||Family Session (Attend as a family)|
|May 3||Family Session (Attend as a family)|
Students in need of Sacraments will be asked to attend separate meetings in addition to FIRE. All Meetings are scheduled on Sunday morning at 9:30am, to be followed by 11:00am Mass. In accordance with Diocesan Policy, Baptized students in second grade or older are invited to prepare for Reconciliation. Students in third grade or older, who have completed their First Reconciliation, are invited to prepare for Eucharist with Confirmation.
Reconciliation Preparation Meetings for Parent and Child:
Eucharist with Confirmation Preparation Meetings for Parent and Student
February 12, 26
April 5, 5:30pm
April 13, 5:30pm, rehearsal in the Church