Faith Formation (Age 3-Grade 8)
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Suzette Sornborger, (310) 566-1541,

Faith Formation 2020-21 Registration is now open!

Click Here to Register for Faith Formation Sessions!

 

For Projected 2020-21 Faith Formation Calendar: Click Here

What is Faith Formation going to look like in the Fall?

Our Faith is expressed and comes alive in personal relationships: sitting, praying and eating together. It lives in the sharing of our life experiences, in the light of the faith we have with and in each other.

 

How can you take that and move it onto Zoom? It's difficult, but not imporrsible, especially if we do it together!
We are meeting you where you are and what you can do to encounter God in your everyday life. 

 

Backpack and Table Faith: We are so excited to share our Year with you!

 

Each grade level will be gathering online once a month and on the other weeks, your family will come together and work with tangible resources. We will be using a backpack approach with materials for each grade level from Dynamic Catholic and St. Mary's Press.  For year 2 Sacramental Preparation, Faith + Family Collective publisher is providing us great resources that come in a box for each part. In the box, there are teaching materials, tactile pieces that are familiar symbols that remind us of what our faith is about. As nuclear families, we can explore these themes together in the light of our stories, connecting between generations and then coming back together with the larger group in virtual meetings.

 

Suzette Sornborger, (310) 566-1541,

Faith Formation 2020-21 Registration is now open!

Click Here to Register for Faith Formation Sessions!

 

For Projected 2020-21 Faith Formation Calendar: Click Here

What is Faith Formation going to look like in the Fall?

Our Faith is expressed and comes alive in personal relationships: sitting, praying and eating together. It lives in the sharing of our life experiences, in the light of the faith we have with and in each other.

 

How can you take that and move it onto Zoom? It's difficult, but not imporrsible, especially if we do it together!
We are meeting you where you are and what you can do to encounter God in your everyday life. 

 

Backpack and Table Faith: We are so excited to share our Year with you!

 

Each grade level will be gathering online once a month and on the other weeks, your family will come together and work with tangible resources. We will be using a backpack approach with materials for each grade level from Dynamic Catholic and St. Mary's Press.  For year 2 Sacramental Preparation, Faith + Family Collective publisher is providing us great resources that come in a box for each part. In the box, there are teaching materials, tactile pieces that are familiar symbols that remind us of what our faith is about. As nuclear families, we can explore these themes together in the light of our stories, connecting between generations and then coming back together with the larger group in virtual meetings.

 

General Information

We offer comprehensive programs of faith formation sessions for children ages three through grade 8. We gather from 10:45 am until 12:00 pm most Sundays, following a typical school year calendar.  In this time of COVID 19 we are gathering virtually once a month.  In the meantime families will be gathering in their homes to complete lessons and have great conversations about God!

Our programs include:

  • Early Childhood Education: Children ages 3 through kindergarten are invited to join ECE, a fun and interactive program designed just for them! Each once a month session will include fun lessons, crafts, music and movement to share our faith together and learn all about Jesus' love for us!
  • Sacramental preparation for Eucharist and Reconciliation:Children in first grade or older can begin this process to prepare to receive First Eucharist. In our family-based, 2-year program, parents are required to attend the once a month online sessions. We will explore the gift of Faith at Home and how to integrate it into your daily lives all the while preparing for the sacraments. Students in their 2nd year prepare for the sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation as part of their regular faith formation sessions.

If your child is 7 years or older and not yet baptized,

please inquire about our preparation process.

  • Bridges of Faith: Children in grades 3-5 who have received First Eucharist are fully incorporated into our community as we offer sessions with the whole family, every generation! We grow in faith together while meeting once a month to create lifelong faith formation centered around the events of the Church.
  • IGNITE Middle School Program: Our 6-8 graders enjoy a separate fellowship program, meeting once a month for sessions designed around activities, conversations, and topics that most apply to them!
  • High School Confirmation:Please see this page (stmonica.net/teen) for information about our Teen Confirmation Program for students in grades 9-12. If your teen has already been confirmed, they are welcome to join our program as Peer Leaders, where they can help design each session and activity.

 

FORMATION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

We also offer special sessions, grade level family retreats, resources, and faith formation programs throughout the entire year designed to include parent participation to help strengthen the faith life of the whole family.

 

Through our program, we hope that families will come to a fuller and richer experience of the presence of God in their lives and grow in their mission of being Christ's disciples in our world.

 

Volunteering

 

Interested in Volunteering?

Please refer to our volunteer page with more information about how to get involved.

 

Safeguard the Children

As part of our program, all grade levels participate in the VIRTUS® Empowering God's Children Program for Children as mandated by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. These sessions are designed to empower our children to safeguard themselves and others around them, and to learn to speak out to trusted adults when they are in need.

 

All volunteers who work with children and teens in any capacity at St. Monica are required by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to complete the VIRTUS Training session “Protecting God’s Children,” and be fingerprinted with a background check. They cannot enter a classroom as a primary catechist until this process is completed.  This includes all volunteers and catechists in our Faith Formation Program and our Youth Ministry/Confirmation Program for teens. For more information, go to 

www.stmonica.net/safety

 

Financial Assistance

 

We understand that some families are unable to pay the tuition fee all at once, and some are only able to afford a portion of the fee. We ask that you consider what you are able to commit to paying between now and May 2021 so that we can plan our budget. Please note: Only registered parishioners are eligible for financial assistance.

 

To apply for a payment plan and/or financial assistance,  please fill out the form below.  Once we receive your form, we will contact you to discuss details.

 

 


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