Faith Formation Grades 1-8
“School-age children should receive formal and systematic catechesis in a parish-based catechetical program, a Catholic school, or a program of home-based catechesis in which the content of the faith and the experience of Christian life is presented authentically and completely.”
– National Directory for Catechesis
We use the curriculum “Be My Disciples” for elementary school, “Encounter” for grade 6, “Altaration” for grade 7, and “Theology of the Body” for grade 8. Families not participating in Catholic School Education have the option of choosing between two catechetical programs Holy Family offers: our Summer or Yearly Faith Formation Program.
Our Summer Faith Formation Program is a dynamic two-week program designed to give each student an encounter with Christ. This program takes place the first 2 full weeks after schools are done for the year and is for students entering grades 1-8 the following fall. There are 2 sessions available each day, an AM session from 8:30-11:30am and a PM session from 12:30-3:30pm. Both sessions have music class, a brief recess, snack, Reconciliation, opportunity for altar server training , and closing Mass (usually with a Bishop). Summer Program is a great option for busy families who have lots of activities during the school year. Registration opens in early March.
Our Yearly Faith Formation Program takes place on Wednesday evening during the school year from 6:15-7:30pm. This program offers Reconciliation, monthly Mass for the whole family, and opportunity for altar server training. Yearly Program gives students an opportunity to explore the liturgical seasons and feast days as they are happening.
Both programs take place at Sacred Heart School, 678 Western Ave., Fond du Lac, phone: 920-921-0580 ext. 507.