FAITH FORMATION - 2021

Faith Formation relaunched September 12, 2021

Meet the Faith Formation Team

Cate Cioni

Coordinator of Children's Ministry Grades 1-2 & Sacramental Preparation

Therese Agra

Coordinator of Faith Formation

Kayla Halper

Youth Minister Grades 6-8 & Confirmation

What does Faith Formation look like this year?

Moved by our call to empower parents and support the entire family on the path to a better life, Faith Formation is implementing a curriculum to do just that. Using centralized lesson plans, the sessions are designed to ignite children's prayer life and provide parents the tools to enkindle Christ in their Home. Across grades 1-10 faith formation sessions incorporate two parts: the first half gathered in large group led by our Faith Formation staff and ends in small groups where each child can reflect, discuss, and pray together. While Cate, Therese, and Kayla lead the large groups, we invite catechists to lead our small groups. Each lesson is entirely designed by our Faith Formation team to incorporate our Message Series, the Gospel, and above all to form our children's relationship with Jesus Christ. On the last Sunday of each month we offer a Family Session where the entire family can come to be formed in the Body of Christ.

Fall Schedule

Sunday Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Elementary-aged children are invited to attend the Children’s Liturgy of the Word before the first reading and will return before the Liturgy of the Eucharist. At the Children’s Liturgy, your child will hear the Sunday readings in age-appropriate language, as well as a relevant message that follows the same topic as the regular Mass.
8:30 AM Sunday at Saint Bridget
10 AM Sunday at Our Lady of Fatima

Faith Formation

Preschool – Kindergarten
We will offer Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children 4 – 6 years of age on Sunday mornings.
The CGS approach recognizes the benefit of offering children a hands-on, immersive experience to foster a child’s relationship with God.
Sunday mornings 8:30-9:30 Saint Bridget School, 1st floor

Elementary School – Grades 1-5
Sunday 9 – 10 AM – Our Lady of Fatima
Sunday 11- 12 PM – Our Lady of Fatima
Monday 4-5 PM – Saint Bridget School
Tuesday 4-5 PM – Saint Bridget School

Middle School – Grades 6-8
Monday 6-7:30 PM – Saint Bridget School
Tuesday 6-7:30 PM – Our Lady of Fatima

High School – Grades 9 and 10
Confirmation Prep – Sunday 6-7:30 PM – Our Lady of Fatima

Youth Ministry

If anyone is going to change the world, it’s the next generation. Our student ministry is for students in 6-12th grades. It’s designed to give them a place where they can connect with God, with other people, and have fun. Specific emphasis is placed on social and service components of our faith.

Wednesdays 6:30-8 PM
Includes weeknight Pizza & Prayer, Small Group Bible study, Service Opportunities
Open to all high schoolers

To Register

Grades 1-2 | First Communion & Reconciliation email Cate Cioni | ccioni@theascensionparish.com

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd | Grades 3-5 | Children’s Liturgy of the Word | Family Session email Therese Agra | targa@theascensionparish.com

Grades 6-8 | Confirmation prep | Youth Ministry email Kayla Halper | khalper@theascensioparish.com