Religious Education

Dear Parents,

A calendar has been set for the first half of the Faith Formation year (click here to read and/or save a copy). The calendar provides you with the dates of class meetings by grade, along with additional resources you can use at home with your students. You will see that there are also opportunities for families to attend Celebrations and Holy Days of Obligation as part of the class time.

 

It is also important to know class expections as your child attends Faith Formation classes. Please refer to our Parent Handbook and contact the Director of Religious Education with questions. 

 

PARENTS HANDBOOK for All Saints Faith Formation (download PDF)

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Meredith Drescher

All Saints Catholic Church

Director of Religious Education

910-270-1477 ext. 27

 

Our Mission: Live a Life Worthy of the Calling You Have Received. -- Ephesians 4:1 Faith - Stewards - Community

 

REGISTRATION & FEES:

Sign up for the 2018-19 catechetical year. Info: faithform@allsaintsccnc.org, 910-270-1477

Returning students, confirm fall enrollment when you pay all or part of the Faith Formation fees now at allsaintsccnc.org/edufees

Confirm registration renewal by TEXT-TO-GIVE for paying the fees or a portion:
Text 25 FFFEE to 910-218-8451 for one child
Text
40 FFFEE to 910-218-8451 for multiple children
or text [any amount] to 910-218-8451 to pay a portion

Stewardship Opportunities to Share Your Faith

The Faith Formation Program is seeking to grow team members who are spiritually led stewards to serve our parish by helping to share the Catholic faith with adults and children. We are looking for stewards to serve 5-8 hours/month for Baptismal preparation, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, and Rite of Christian Initiation for Children. 

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Formation is a mixture of instruction, faith sharing, prayer, fellowship and, most importantly, rites designed to immerse the interested, regardless of age, in the riches of the Catholic faith. The RCIA team holds bimonthly inquiries on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30-7:30PM for those individuals  who want to learn more about the faith. The RCIA team also meets with parishioners interested in joining the Catholic faith by breaking open the word during Mass, each week on a rotating schedule based on the Mass times. If you like working with adults and sharing the Catholic faith in small group settings or have converted to Catholicism, been through RCIA, and wish to support newcomers to the faith, this stewardship opportunity is perfect for you! Contact Meredith about this stewardship opportunity.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC)  —The RCIC team meets weekly on Sunday during the school calendar year at 8-8:45AM with children who have reached age 7 and above that are unbaptized or need additional catechesis to approach the Sacraments of Initiation through the Rite of Christian Initiation as it is adapted for Children. The team also meets during the 9AM Mass to break open the word with the children. If you like working with children and sharing your faith, and wish to support school-aged children in their faith formation growth, please contact Meredith about this stewardship opportunity.

Baptism Preparation — All Saints Catholic Church is looking for individuals to serve families wanting to Baptize their children, age birth up to 5 years. This team will meet once a month to instruct families on the Baptismal rite and answer questions to help the families prepare for the Sacrament. A team member will also be present on the day of the baptism to greet the family and ensure all is prepared for the Sacrament. If you are interested in serving in this role, please contact Meredith about this stewardship opportunity. 

Find out more: Meredith Drescher, Director of Religious Education
910-270-1477 ext. 27   faithform@allsaintsccnc.org


 


About All Saints Faith Formation:

Vision & Mission: At the heart of catechesis we find a Person, the Person of Jesus of Nazareth. …  Accordingly, the definitive aim of catechesis is to put people not only in touch but in communion, in intimacy, with Jesus Christ: only He can lead us to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make us share in the life of the Holy Trinity. (Cf. Catechesi Tradendae, # 5, Pope St. John Paul II)

John 1:38 & 39 “Jesus turned and saw [two of John’s disciples] following him and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’ They said to him, ‘Rabbi’ (which translated means Teacher), ‘where are you staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come, and you will see.’ So they went and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day.”

Jesus invites the two disciples to come and get to know him. He doesn’t offer a package of information, but an invitation to come and discover his activity in their lives. Faith formation is a lifelong process of entering ever deeper into communion with the Lord and sharing that faith with others.

Parents: Parents have a primary and irreplaceable role in handing on the faith to their children. The Church calls the family the domestic church since it is the first place that children hear the Word of God and the first place where they experience being loved. We are committed to assisting and supporting parents in their role as the first heralds of the faith. (Cf. Lumen Gentium # 11, Second Vatican Council)

Sacramental Preparation

Christ is always present in His Church, especially in her liturgical celebrations (Cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium # 7, Second Vatican Council) thus at the heart of the liturgy, especially the celebration of the Eucharist, we encounter a person, Jesus of Nazareth. (Cf. World Youth Day 2005, Cologne Germany, Pope Benedict XVI)

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion:

In accordance with the Diocese of Raleigh, our preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion is a 2-year program. The earliest beginning is Level 1 with children celebrating both Sacraments during second year.

In addition to the Sunday sessions, those in their second year of preparation for the Sacraments will have sacramental preparation on some Wednesdays at 6:30-7:30PM.

Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation:

In accordance with the Diocese of Raleigh, our preparation for Sacrament of Confirmation is a 2-year program. The earliest beginning is Level 8 and is celebrated with the Bishop in the second year.

In addition to the Wednesday sessions, those in their second year of preparation for the Sacrament will have sacramental preparation on some Sundays during 9AM Mass.

Wed., Oct 24

 

Youth Group

6th-12th

     Praise and Worship- 6:30-7pm

 

     Class Meetings- 7-8pm

 

     Youth Choir- 7:30-8pm

Sun., Oct. 28

 

Pre-K & K

 

1st- 5th Grades

     PreK-K Children’s Liturgy of the Word - 9am Mass

 

     Children’s Choir 1st-5th- 12-12:30pm

 

     Parent Meeting Grades 1 to 5 - 12-1:30pm                 (Overview of the Sacraments)

Thus., Nov. 1

All Grades

All Saints Feast Day Celebration- 7pm

 

     Children are to research a Saint and dress like the Saint during the Feast. Students that participate will be part of the Mass procession and sit in the front rows of the church.

 

     Need Parents to help set up tables and clean up after  Feast

 

Sat., Nov. 3

2nd Grade Students and Parents

First Communion Preparation- First Reconciliation Day of Reflection

3- 4:30pm

 

 

Sun., Nov. 4

Pre-K & K

 

1st- 2nd

Grades

 

     PreK-K Children’s Liturgy of the Word - 9am Mass

 

     Sacramental Review- 1st & 2nd Grade 12-1:30pm

 

     Children’s Choir 3rd, 4th, & 5th- 12-12:30pm

Wed., Nov. 7

Youth Group

6th-12th

     Praise and Worship- 6:30-7pm

 

     Class Meetings- 7 -8pm

 

     Youth Choir- 7:30-8pm

Sun., Nov. 11

Pre-K & K

 

3rd, 4th, & 5th

Grades

 

     PreK-K Children’s Liturgy of the Word - 9am Mass

 

     Class Meetings 3rd, 4th & 5th- 12-1:30pm

            Pack CHAP FOOD Boxes

 

     Children’s Choir 1st-2nd 12-12:30pm

Wed., Nov. 14

Youth Group

6th-12th

     Praise and Worship- 6:30-7pm

 

     Class Meetings- 7-8pm

Pack CHAP FOOD Boxes

 

     Youth Choir- 7:30-8pm

Sun., Nov. 18

Grades 1-5

     PreK-K Children’s Liturgy of the Word - 9am Mass

 

     Parent Meeting Grades 1 to 5 - 12-1:30pm  (Catholic Q&A)

 

     Children’s Choir 1st-5th- 12-12:30pm

Wed., Nov. 28

Youth Group

6th-12th

     Praise and Worship- 6:30-7pm

 

     Class Meetings- 7-8pm

 

     Youth Choir- 7:30-8pm

 
BIBLE STUDIES: 

1st Monday of each month Catholic Moms Bible Study, in group member’s home. Info: allsaintsmomsgroup@gmail.com

Small Christian Communities Learn new insights into Scriptures and how they apply to life’s ups and downs. Info: Jim & Kathy Wartner AllSaintsSCC@aol.com

Thursday evenings at 7:30-9pm. Study of Acts with discussion, in Hampstead. Info: Steve Pattee spattee1@gmail.com

Fridays after 9AM Mass,
in Hampstead with a study of Exodus using New Collegeville Bible Commentary. Newcomers always welcome. Info: Dorothy Maher  910-270-9024

Mondays Oct. 22- Nov.19 at 3PM The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life, 5-part study looks into Faith, Food, Exercise, Focus, & Friends. Video, book & discussion led by Alice Kearney bells@allsaintsccnc.org

 

 


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