Children’s Faith Formation

Children’s Faith Formation Office Hours

Monday through Thursday
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (631) 864-3696

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION INFORMATION

 

IMPORTANT PARENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 MASS REFLECTIONS, THEY ARE DUE ON MARCH 5. 

MASS RELECTIONS ARE PART OF THE REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

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 We will continue using the Gospel Weeklies for all levels except Level 2 who continues using the new "Go, Seek" Find" program to prepare for First Communion this spring.

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We appreciate the willingness of our catechists, hall helpers and classroom aides who help us support parents in the vital responsibility of passing on our faith to God's little ones.

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We need some additional classroom aides in various levels. This would be a weekly commitment, adults over 18 have to attend a VIRTUS class, a 2 hour information session on "Protection for All God's Children."  It is a rewarding way to be involved in our program; your children will be glad you helped and you will too!

IN ADDITION, WE ALWAYS NEED HALL HELPERS. 

High School Students: Being a hall helper or classroom aide is a great way to get community service hours in high school. We welcome all students who would enjoy helping young ones stay safe while learning about God and our faith.

Hall helpers (teen or adults) assist us by being in the hallways during classtime, escorting students to the rest rooms, assisting teachers in getting supplies, etc. Adults who are in the building to drop their children off at classes are often willing to help out during the hour of class time by being hall helpers or aides in the classrooms. Please consider this needed service for your children in our program.

NOTE: All (over age 18) who are involved with the children in any capacity are required to attend a VIRTUS 2-hour course, for the protection and safety of our children. You must be registered online before attending the course.  Go to www.virtusonline.org and sign up for an upcoming class. When you attend, be sure to get a certificate of completion. We will keep this on file at CTK Parish.

YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.virtus.org - PRIOR TO  YOUR VIRTUS SESSION. THANK YOU.

LEVEL 1 News

We welcomed almost 100 new students in Level 1 this year. 

Level 1 students will be visiting the Parish Food Pantry during class time on Monday, February 26, Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28.

Each class will bring in items needed by the food pantry and children will bring their donations to the pantry during a visit there led by Mr. Tom Burns, Coordinator, Parish Outreach.

 

Level 2 News

Congratulations to our Level 2 students who will be starting their second year of Communion Preparation, getting ready to receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist in the Spring. Communion Dates have been given out already.

Children will have a Church Tour during class times in March.

Level 3 News

Mr. Tom Burns will be sharing a presentation on "Operation Haiti" during class time on Monday, February 5, Tuesday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 14. Students will receive their own "Operation Haiti" offering envelop to fill on their own and place in the offertory basket during Holy Week.

Level 3 students will be receiving Reconciliation on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Church. Times will be assigned according to classes.

Level 4, 5, 6 and 7 News

Students have already received Reconciliation. If you did not celebrate the Sacrament, please go to church on a Saturday during regular Confession hours and bring an index card to the priest with your name, class and catechist name for our records.

Level 5 News

Students will be brought to church during classtime for the Stations of the Cross the week of February 25.

Level 8 News

Confirmation Final Preparation has begun for our Level 8 students. Reconciliation for these students will be a part of their required Confirmation Retreat in April.

God bless these students and their families.

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FAMILY MASS (9:30AM) AND HOSPITALITY NEWS

UPCOMING DATES

SUNDAYS:    MAR 4 (CFF class posters will be displayed during Hospitality)

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  OUR FINAL ONE ON MAR 18

THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED NEW GIFTS AS PART OF OUR RAFFLE PROGRAM. THEY HAVE HELPED CREATE MUCH EXCITEMENT AT OUR  SUNDAY RAFFLES!!!!

WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY OTHER NEW AND UNUSED GIFTS TO BE USED FOR RAFFLE PRIZES AT FUTURE HOSPITALITY SUNDAY EVENTS. THESE CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE STAGE AREA DURING CLASSES, OR THE CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION OFFICE OR RECTORY OFFICE. JUST MARK THEM  'HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE'

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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 We thank our committee, Kristen, Anna, Thuy, Noreen, Patti and all those who volunteer services and goodies each time we have Hospitality. We also thank all the parish ministries for their wonderful raffle baskets and gifts through the year. 

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