Due to the pending demolition and construction of the Parish Center, St. Patrick Church will be using an alternative form of Faith Formation in place of the CGS program for children ages 3-12. Details will be coming soon.
YOUTH FORMATION RESOURCES
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for children ages 3 thru 12 here. Scroll down and click on 'For Families'
Resources for Children 12+
The Ministry of the Wild Goose here
Word on Fire: here
Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism: here
For your Consideration
Make your own Christmas Star
Make your own Rosary here
Take a look, line by line the following and examine it more closely, compare (synthesize) them (for example the Our Father and the 10 Commandments)
Prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be etc.
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
10 Commandments and the Greatest Commandment (Summary of the Law)
Bible Study –age appropriate
Citing, just how to find a scripture passage
Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter Scripture passages to discuss
For unbaptized children 7 years or older we recommend they first enroll in our Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) program in which parents and children gather with our specially trained catechists to prepare them to receive all of the sacraments. For more information please click here. The children are welcome to enroll in the CGS program as part of their journey but they do need to contact our RCIC catechists because, in the eyes of the church, they have reached the age of reason and therefore are eligible to be fully received into the church (by receiving the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation).