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Faith Formation and Youth Group

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
-Mother Teresa

ABOUT PROGRAM & FORM DOWNLOADS  BECOME A CATECHIST

About Our Faith Formation Program at St. Columbkille

Faith Formation is a Sunday School Bible-based Program for all children Pre-K through 6th grade. We provide formation of our Christian faith and information to develop that faith. The program follows the Sunday Gospel. The children learn their faith based on the rhythms of the liturgical year.

This program uses a method of instruction that integrates faith lessons with the Parish community and family life. 

Our program is set up for the children to attend the 9:00 am Mass with their parents (September through May).  After Mass donuts, juice, healthy snacks and coffee will be served.

Sacraments are not required to attend this program. However, sacrament preparation is scheduled at a different time and will follow the Diocesan policy, which requires two years of formation preparation. For more information contact Lucia Nastasi at lnastasi@stcolumbkille.com or call the parish office at 239-489-3973.

If you are interested in registering your child or children, please feel free to print our registration pages, complete the forms, and return them to the Parish Office. We would like to have all registration forms in by September 12th so that we can plan accordingly, but your family is welcome to join at any time of the year. Registration packets are also available in the church narthex and Parish Office.

Looking for Catechists

We are always recruiting new Catechists for our program. Not only do children benefit from this program, but parents will as well. We anticipate a successful year for our parish children and their families. If you are interested in joining us please contact our office at 239-489-3973. No experience is necessary, we will train you & give you all the support you need.

Forms for Faith Formation

ABOUT PROGRAM & FORM DOWNLOADS

Youth Group will not be meeting at this moment. We apologize for any inconvenience.

“If I am not, may God put me there; and if I am, may God so keep me.”

-Joan of Arc

What is a Catechist?

A catechist … doesn’t know all the answers … doesn’t need a degree … enjoys being with children and sharing his/her faith.

A catechist … works as part of a team … is not a lecturer … knows how to listen … does fun activities … helps children and youth … celebrates her/his faith.

A catechist … plans each class beforehand using materials provided … teaches one class for one hour on Sundays after Mass … attends meetings for training and updating.

Please consider sharing your faith, your time and talents with the children of St. Columbkille. Men & women individually are welcome to join this ministry and we would be happy to see husband and wife teams as well. Call Jeannette Gotz at the Parish Office 489-3973 if you would like to learn more about this opportunity.