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Class Schedule Wednesday Grades 7 thru 10 for 2017 and 2018.pdf

LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION

 

“We are a Faith Family; Let us Practice Together"

Our goal is to help our children and their families to learn about their faith, to live their faith and above all to LOVE their faith.

The Lifelong Faith Formation program provides:

  • Faith learning for children in Kindergarten thru 10th Grade.
  • Sacramental preparation for children making 1st Reconciliation, 1st Holy Communion & Confirmation & Childrens RCIA
  • Family Mass the 1st Sunday of Every Month unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Apostolic Service Projects & Events for Grades 7,8,9 & 10:

  • NEW Apostolic Event. This event is NOT listed on the handout given in September. We have a request from the Parish Parent Orgnization. They are in need of 4 -5 High School Students who would be interested in caring for younger children at the "Pizza with the Pastors" event on Sunday November 5th after the 11am Mass. The students would be in the Kindergarten room taking care of any younger children while the parents sit and talk with Father Damian & Deacon John. We will provide the food, crafts, coloring books and even a Movie to help keep the children occupied. This can count as apostolic or if you need for school it can be used for that as well. The event will be from approximately 11:30am till 2pm. If interested please stop by the Faith Formation Office
  • The 1st Apostolic Event is the Annual Craft Show, Saturday November 11th from 9:30am till 2:30pm. Students in Grades 7, 8, 9 & 10 will sign up to work one of 3 shifts. 8am till 11:30am, 11:30am till 3pm or all day from 8am till 3pm. Sign up sheets will be available beginning October 25th. This will be filled on a first come first serve basis. We cannot have everyone work the morning with no help in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to stay and help out! Any questions please stop by the Faith Formation Office. Thank you
  • The 2nd Apostolic Event is the Bingo at Symphony Manor for Grades 8 & 10 ONLY!! Students should be dropped off at Symphony Manor at 7pm and picked up at 8pm. Symphony Manor is located on Broadway in Lancaster, it is the former St Elizabeths Homes.
  • The 3rd Apostolic Event is the Sorting of the Food on Sunday November 19th following the 11am Mass for Grades 7 & 9 in the church. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to stay and help with this spiritually fulfilling event. 
  • The 4th Apostolic Event is the Cookie Baking for the Shut-ins for Grades 8 & 10 ONLY on Saturday December 16th from 9am till 1pm inthe school gym. Students are expected to be there the entire time! Lunch & beverages will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay and help! Students should also bring with them 1 dozen HOMEMADE COOKIES (no chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies please). 
  • The Final Apostolic Event for 2017 is the Gift Sorting on Sunday December 17th following the 11am Mass in the church for grades 7 & 9. Parents and younger siblings are welcome to stay and help. 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 faith formation school year:

  • If you are NEW to the parish or have a child entering 1st Grade or Kindergarten in September, please fill out the LIME GREEN form which is available ONLINE , in the Faith Formation Office or on the table at the break of the church during regular weekend masses.
  • Any questions regarding the forms please contact the Faith Formation Office.

Annual Family Meet N Greet:

  • Again I would like to THANK everyone for a wonderful Meet N Greet. The turn out was 95% and the feed back was great. I hope everyone enjoyed the breakfast and their gift. If there is ever anything you need PLEASE stop by office and see me. God Bless! Mrs. Scalfaro DRE

High School Orientation:

  • Wednesday Classes Grades 7 - 10 Begin September 20th  at 7:00 PM
  • The 7th Grade orientation went great. I hope everyone has a super year and if any of the students or parents have any questions or concerns, PLEASE stopoby my office, God Bless! Mrs Scalfaro DRE

Sessions for Lifelong Faith Formation are as follows:

  • Grades 1-6 sessions are every Sunday morning from 9:30am till 10:45am
  • Kindergarten sessions are the 1st Sunday of every month from 9:30am till 10:45am
  • Grades 7-10 sessions are every Wednesday evening from 7pm till 8:30pm
  • Confirmation students meet every Wednesday from 7pm till 8:30pm for 6 weeks in the Spring, followed by the Confirmation Ceremony on a specified day.
  • Home Study is available except for sacramental years, please contact the Lifelong Faith Formation Office for more information
  • Special Education Sessions are available; please contact the Lifelong Faith Formation Office for more information.

WE REALLY NEED ALTAR SERVERS: Our Parish needs our youth to consider becoming Altar Servers to help serve at the LORD'S TABLE! Any one who  has made their 1st Communion or is in 3rd Grade is eligible to become a server. Deacon John Hendricks will now oversee the Altar Servers and with the help of Mrs. Koreen Scalfaro; handle the scheduling.  We are taking a different approach and offering everyone a preference to the Mass they would like to be scheduled for. So wont you consider participating at the Lord's Table!!! Thanks to the following students Cory & Madison who have answered the call to "Serve at the Lord's Table" BUT we still need help for the 4pm and 8:30 Masses.  Please consider joining!! If you are interested you can contact the Faith Formation Office at 683-2746 ext 208. Thank you and God Bless

BMT Parish Parent Organization:

  • The PPO has begun planning several events this year. 1st is the "TRUNK or TREAT" Sunday October 29th during Faith Formation Classes. There will be flyer going home to ALL FAMILIES explaining thr festivities for them morning. If you have any questions please email Mary Goss at marygoss@roadrunner.com
  • The 2nd event is the "Pizza with the Pastors" on Sunday November 5th after the 11am Mass in the school meeting room. Child Care Service will be available so come and sit, talk & eat with Father Damian and Deacon John. Get to know them and share your concerns, compliments or questions regarding the parish!
  • Finally the Parish Parent Organization willnow be meeting the 2nd Sunday of the Month; instead of the 1st Sunday during Faith Formation Classes. Please not the change.
  • Remember: This is YOUR PARISH, if you want to see the parish move forward in the 21st Century then we NEED you! 

The Lifelong Faith Formation Office Hours are:

  • September till April Hours during the school year are: Sunday from 8am till 12 noon, Mon, Tues & Wed from 9am till 3pm and Wed Evenings from 6pm till 8:30pm
  • If we are not in the office PLEASE leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible! Thank you.

For additional information about our programs or to join the BMT Parent Organization please contact:

Mrs. Koreen Scalfaro -DRE
683-2746 ext 208 Email: sjfaithformation@yahoo.com
Mrs. Lori Hoffman -Administrative Assistant
683-2746 ext 207 Email: sjfaithformation1@yahoo.com

Forms 2017-2018:

Calendars 2017-2018: These calendars have been updated but are subject to change! Thank you

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