Early Childhood Faith Formation

Early Childhood Faith Formation

Faith formation of young children begins in the family with the sacrament of Baptism. Parents are the primary teachers (catechists) of the Catholic Christian faith for their children. As primary catechists, all parents are responsible for practicing their faith and nurturing their on-going faith formation as adults.

Sunday School for Preschoolers – Kindergartners (Ages 3-5):

This ministry engages young children who are potty-trained to learn about the Catholic faith in a creative and safe setting while their parents participate at the Sunday Ten O’clock Mass. Parent volunteer(s) take turn each week to lead children in Bible stories, songs, art projects and various activities. This ministry works as a cooperative, relying on parent volunteers on a rotation basis.

“Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents.” (CCC 2226)

Elementary Faith Formation
Louellen Schopp, Elementary Faith Formation Coordinator
[email protected]
626-355-1292 x228

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