Faith Formation for Families with Children

The faith formation program invites parents to a faith journey with their children, in order for all to grow in love of Christ and in understanding of our faith, thereby wanting to live as followers of Jesus.

We will continue to use Masks and Social Distancing in our faith formation/youth ministry to assist your family to safely grow in faith and friendship here at St. Pius X.
Please note that we may have to adjust how we meet in order to assure the health and safety of each person.

We offer a couple of different Faith Formation options for Families with children and teens, please see the descriptions of those offerings below.
Youth in grades 6 – 12 also have the opportunity to learn about our faith with our Comprehensive Youth Ministry Program.
Click on this link for more information.

We invite you to register for one of these options for next year so that we can order materials at discounted rates.

As the situation evolves and changes, we will be in touch with you and as always you may change your selection based on your family needs.
Click on this link to register for Faith Formation/Youth Ministry for 2021-2022.

Family Faith with Weekly Gatherings

We have a model where a catechist assists parents with the teaching of weekly lessons.
If necessary we would combine in person learning at St. Pius X with distance/at-home learning.

This weekly program meets onTuesday evenings.
Grades 1 – 7, September through May
Time 6:00-7:30 pm
Onsite classes arrival 6 – 6:15 pm and departure 7:15 – 7:30 pm.
To provide appropriate social distancing, children are dropped off outside and walk out to the cars.
Parents assist with safety at drop off and pick up.

Family Faith with Monthly Gatherings

We also have a program in which parents teach the weekly classes at home and then the families gather monthly, on Sunday mornings – for enrichment sessions on seasonal topics with other families.
Grades 1 – 12, Monthly Meetings September through May
On Sunday mornings 10:45 am – Noon
We meet outdoors in order to provide appropriate social distancing between family groups.

We prayed Stations of the Cross at a Disc Golf Course

We went to St. Pius X Cemetery to deepen our understanding of our Catholic belief about death and after life,
while we were there we also discovered a little bit about who were buried there.

We went to a Nursing Home in December to Christmas Carol and deliver Christmas Cards we had made for the residents.

We created signs that were placed at the entrances to St. Pius X Church for all who drove by to see and remember that “Life is Sacred” and that we are called to “Celebrate Life.”

We learned to make Snowball Lanterns and created a winter shrine for Our Lady of the Snow – Mary

We went to the Park for a Rosary Prayer Walk and also created Blessing Bags for the Homeless

We spent a morning searching for clues in Scripture – a Scripture Scavenger Hunt

Contact Dcn. Johan Engström with questions about program offerings and registration, [email protected]

Some Outreach Efforts before pandemic
Pumpkins for Heritage Christian Home

In October we reflected on Holiness and the roots of Halloween (All Hallows Eve). We then created designs  for the pumpkins that reflect holiness and our Christian faith, and delivered them to the residents.

The Gift of Prayer

THE PRAYER TREE IS NEXT TO ST. PIUS X AND CHILDREN IN PARISH CENTER
The Sunday Monthly Family Faith Families discovered the many ministries that are offered at St. Pius X and decided that each family would pray for one of these ministries.
Stop by and take a look at the “Gift Tags” on the Tree, showing the many ministries we have and who is praying for them.

Curriculum
We use Catechetical textbooks that are approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Grades 1 – 5
Finding God by Loyola Press is our new curriculum for our elementary grades. It is a vibrant and artistic series that incorporates art, music and videos to help pass on an age appropriate understanding of our faith. The goal is to help our young people fall in love with Christ and want to life as followers of Jesus.
Use this link to reach the Finding God website.

Grades 6 – 7
The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers
 by St. Mary’s Press provides a comprehensive program to foster the faith of young adolescents and help them make the connections between the Catholic faith, their everyday life, and their faith community, which will strengthen their Catholic identity and inspire them to participate more fully in the Church’s mission.
Online Support and Chapter Quizzes at St. Pius X Faith Formation Resources Website

Grades 8 – 12
The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth
 by St. Mary’s Press is an easy-to-understand and practical guide to all things Catholic. The handbook helps the young person gain the foundational catechesis to present him or herself as a Candidate for Confirmation at the end of 9th grade.
Online Support and Chapter Quizzes at St. Pius X Faith Formation Resources Website

FAMILY FAITH FUN  –  We Gather to Deepen Our Faith 

Kickball and Campfire was Sunday, June 30

The Grinch – Christmas in July
Wednesday July 24, 6:30 pm

Movie The Grinch Dicscussion Starters 2019 Flyer

Playground and Popsicles
Saturday August 24, 6:30 pm
(after 5 pm Mass)
Playground next to School
Bring a playful spirit,
we provide the popsicles.

Link to Family Faith Fun Film and Activities Page with Family Discussion Starters for movies we have watched in the past.

Christopher Robin
God spoke to Moses …: I am the LORD. Exodus 6:2

The Star A look at the Nativity from the animals perspective

Peter Rabbit
Recognize importance of family, honesty and forgiveness

For more information, please contact Johan Engström at (585) 247-2566 x112