Grades 1-5 Family Faith Formation

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Video Archives - most of the parent sessions are recorded and are hosted at our parish YouTube channel. You can find them here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgvCQ7ilCtwW9AY2Pb_DMag

Parent Mail & Newsletter Archives - The weekly parent newsletters are hosted on our parish Flocknote page. You can find them for your grade here:

1st Grade: https://app.flocknote.com/HolySpiritStamford/HolySpirit1stGra

2nd Grade Meyers: https://app.flocknote.com/HolySpiritStamford/Gr2Meyers

2nd Grade Sweeney: https://app.flocknote.com/HolySpiritStamford/GR2Sweeney

3rd Grade: https://app.flocknote.com/HolySpiritStamford/3rdGrade

4th Grade: https://app.flocknote.com/HolySpiritStamford/4thGrade

5th Grade: https://app.flocknote.com/HolySpiritStamford/5thGrade

 

Frequently Asked Questions about our Family Formation Program

Q1: I have a 1st and 4th Grader. How will I be able to do 2 lessons at home and will my spouse need to attend a session for one grade and me the other?
 
A: You will not need to do separate lessons for each child. The home lessons are identical for grades 1-5. The lessons should be completed together as a family and can even include children younger and older. Lessons will take about one hour per week and are designed so that they can be spread over multiple days, there's no need to do the entire lesson in one sitting. There is only one monthly session for all parents grades 1-5 so couples do not need to attend separate sessions.
 
Q2: Will special/separate sessions be held for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion?
 
A: There will be an orientation meeting for parents in January. There are two classes for each Sacrament - Reconciliation and Communion - for a total of four classes with our Catechists for the children. In keeping with the conviction that parents are the primary teachers of the faith to their children and that our role is to accompany you on this journey, we will also provide home lessons for Sacrament prep. These lessons will be designed to work together with the classroom lessons so it is important your child do both. Additionally, there will be a "mini" retreat for First Reconciliation and another for First Holy Communion. These retreats are designed fo the entire family. See calendar for dates and times.
 
 
Q3: I am a single parent / my spouse is not Catholic.  Will this program work for my family?
 
A: Absolutely!  God in His Love gives the graces necessary to lead children to Him to every familiy.  Family-based catechesis is a wonderful blessing to families in these more difficult situations.  The clear, simple explanations of the Faith as presented in Family Formation lessons are a great way for a non-Catholic parent to learn about Catholicism, to open discussion and to have their questions answered.
 
Please let us know if you have any further questions. Contact Valerie at DRE@holyspiritstamford.org
 
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