Wednesday Faith Formation Programs
Serving the faith needs of children and their families from birth through sixth grade.
Jesus said, “Let the children come to me” Matthew 19:14.
First through Fifth Grade
2020-2021 Program Theme is "Catholicism, Community, and Consistency"
Classes for children in grades 1-5 are offered Wednesdays from 6:30-7:10pm virtually on Zoom starting September 30th through May 26th.
The curriculum is based on the four pillars of the Faith: Creed, Morals, Sacraments, and Prayer, in alignment with the learning expectations approved by the Archdiocese of Seattle. Catechists help children grow in their faith through approved textbooks, engaging activities, and prayer.
Grade level focuses are as follows:
1-Creation, Jesus, and the Church
2-Reconciliation, Eucharist, Mass
3-The Catholic Church
Each class balances information and activities appropriate for each age level to help our parish children learn as much as they can about our Catholic faith while helping them grow in our Catholic community.
Preschool and Kindergarten
During the 2020-2021 school year we will not be able to serve our youngest parishioners weekly using our virtual format. However, we will be providing a monthly newsletter and faith filled story time for those ages 3-6 in our parish. Please fill out a registration form and mark that you have a preschool or kindergarten student to sign up for these monthly Zooms! No registration fee will be collected for this year's early childhood program.
Upcoming Story Time Dates
October 28th @6pm
November 18th @6pm
2020-2021 Registration Information
ONLINE REGISTRATION: This year we prefer that you register online for our Children's Ministry programs using this Google Form to limit the amount of paperwork transferred between staff and families:
ONLINE PERMISSIONS FORM: After completing the above online registration form please electronically sign this Permissions Form PDF if you are able and return to email@example.com OR print the PDF form, sign by hand and drop off at the Parish Office during business hours, or at our Packet Pick Up event September 27th between 3pm-4pm in the parish parking Lot.
REGISTRATION FEES: This year's registration fee is $40 per student for the Wednesday night program for the entire year. If your student is a second year sacrament preparation student you will owe an additional $40 in January for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
ONLINE PAYMENT: To pay online, please click the button below and pay using either the QuickPay option or your parish online giving account through OSV (Our Sunday Visitor).
***Please make sure to choose Children's Ministry Registration when making your payment.***
ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT OPTION: If you would prefer to pay by cash/check you may do so at the Parish Office Monday through Friday 8:30am-3pm or at our monthly Packet Pick Up events.
We understand that not all the families we serve are willing or able to complete registration online. Although we prefer the online registration option and permissions form we also have included below our entire Registration Packet as a PDF which can be downloaded, printed, and returned to us in person.
Printed registration forms can be returned via the collection basket, in person at the Parish Office during office hours Monday-Friday 8:30am-3pm, or by mail to Holy Family Parish c/o Religious Education 505 17th ST SE Auburn, WA 98002.
Each class chooses a service project to complete during the school year, focusing on the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, or providing their time, talent and treasure to our community. Projects have included collecting toys for Children's Hospital, cleaning the entry to our building, making cards for RCIC students, raising money to host and serve a special RCIC dinner for members of our program, Christmas ornament decoration for soldiers, item collection for the Knights of Columbus, and a food drive for St. Vincent de Paul food bank.
2020 Service Updates: Our program may be virtual this year, but this does not mean we cannot serve others!
Third grade will be writing monthly pen pal letters to the residents who reside in the care facility across the street from the church.
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