RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Director of Religious Education:  Lucia Bim-Merle

Coordinator of Faith Formation for Children: Sandra Gasaway

Office Phone: (219) 962-4507

Registration for our RE Program takes place on:

Sunday, Aug. 11th  
Cost is $70 per child, $130 for two & $170 for family.

$10 discount for early registration before Aug. 25th

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Class begin on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019

·      8:00am      Grades 7th, 8th, and RCIC Youth

·      10:30am    Grades K- 6th

·      6:00pm      High School Students-Alpha Adults

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SACRAMENT SCHEDULE:

  • FIRST Confession. - Monday, March 30th at 5:00pm

  • FIRST Holy Communion - Sat. May 2nd at 9:00am

  • Confirmation - Sat. May 9th at 4:00pm

     SCHEDULE CHANGE NOTICE

Dear Parents,

We are excited to have your child in our faith formation program this year and look forward to sharing our amazing faith with your family.  This year all students will attend classes on Sundays. The reason for the schedule change is to ensure that all families attend Mass every Sunday.  Your child has the option to go to Mass with you either before or after class.  Each child will receive a box of envelopes that must be used each week to record their attendance at Mass.  This is a required part of the formation process and we appreciate your support. Please, make sure that you and your children go to Mass each Sunday.  

Parents will be required to attendthe 1stday of class with their child so that they can meet their teachers and know what they will be learning this year.

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Queridos Padres,

Estamos muy contentos de comenzar un nuevo año, de tener a su hijo en nuestro programa de Formación de Fe y también de tener la oportunidad de compartir nuestra increíble fe con su familia. Este año, los estudiantes asistirán a clases los domingos, la razón del cambio es asegurar que todas la familias asista a misa cada domingo. Su hijo tendrá la opción de asistir a misa con usted antes o después de su clase. Cada niño recibirá una caja con sobres que deberán usarse cada semana para registrar su asistencia en la misa, ya que está es una parte fundamental del proceso de su formación y agradecemos su valioso apoyo.
Por favor, tómese el tiempo que usted y sus hijos vayan juntos a misa cada domingo.

Los padres deberán asistir con sus hijos 
el primer día de clase,para que se den la oportunidad de conocer a sus maestros y saber lo que aprenderán durante el año.

Las clases comienzan el domingo 8 de septiembre 2019.
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First Communion Class of 2019! Congratulations!

First Communion Class of 2019! Congratulations!

Congratulations to our winning Catechism Bowl Team!! Great job!

Congratulations to our winning Catechism Bowl Team!! Great job!

Our Sunday students went on a field trip to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John, IN.

Our Sunday students went on a field trip to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John, IN.

Below is a video highlight of our St. Joselito Feast Day Procession with some of our RE Students

Our Confirmation Class attending a NET Retreat on Dec. 7, 2016! It was a fun day of prayer, reconciliation and activities.

Our Confirmation Class attending a NET Retreat on Dec. 7, 2016! It was a fun day of prayer, reconciliation and activities.

The Religious Education Students will present a Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm with Mass to follow at 4:00 pm

The Religious Education Students will present a Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016 at 3:45 pm with Mass to follow at 4:00 pm

Our 7th Grade Girls class presenting their "Inspiration Award". Hats off to these young ladies who presented beautiful testimonies about the people who inspire them. Thanks to Mrs. Juana Gutierrez for a fabulous job teaching these young ladies!

Our 7th Grade Girls class presenting their "Inspiration Award". Hats off to these young ladies who presented beautiful testimonies about the people who inspire them. Thanks to Mrs. Juana Gutierrez for a fabulous job teaching these young ladies!

Welcome to the St. Francis Xavier Religious Education Program!

Announcements/Anuncios: All announcements/cancellations will be posted online on these resources:

www.francis-xavier-ls.net

Facebook: St. Francis Xavier Parish

Smartphone App:  myParish(You may find this on the iTunes store)

Class Calendar/Guidelines Please keep the class calendar available throughout the year. Be sure to review the Guidelines with your children.  Por favor esten atentos al calendario para todo el año. Por favor de revisar las reglas del programa con sus niños

First Day of Class/Primer día  Please have your child bring their “Welcome/Bienvenido” slip to give to their teachers on the first day of class.  Por favor, que traiga su hijo/a su "Welcome / Bienvenido” forma para dar a sus catequistas el primer día de clase.

Prayer/Devotion begins at home  Parents are the primary educators of their children in the faith.  We are here to assist you in their faith formation.  Please keep faith ALIVE at home! Pray with your children every day! Talk to them about their classes.  Go to Mass each Sunday.  Practice living the joy of the Gospel at home!   Los padres son los primeros educadores de sus hijos en la fe. Estamos aquí para asistirle en la formación de su fe. Por favor, mantenga viva la fe en casa! Recen juntos con sus hijos todos los días! Hablen con ellos acerca de sus clases y asistan a la Santa Misa cada domingo. Vivan con la alegría del Evangelio en el hogar.

Stewardship/Responsabilidad  Giving to God is a way of showing our love and thankfulness for all the blessings we have received. Children are also asked to be good stewards of their gifts.  El diezmo es una forma de mostrar nuestro amor y agradecimiento a Dios por todas las bendiciones que hemos recibido de Él. Los niños también se les pide que sean buenos administradores de sus dones.

Student Envelope program/Programa de sobres  All students will receive their own box of envelopes. The boxes are numbered and dated. Each student is required to use their envelopes each Sunday.  They have the choice of: monetary gift, charity gift or prayer gift.  Todos los estudiantes recibirán su propia caja de sobres. Los sobres están numerados y fechados. Se requiere que cada estudiante use sus sobres cada domingo. Ellos tienen la opción de: un regalo monetario, un regalo de caridad o un regalo de oración.

RCIC – Rite of Christian Initiation for Children  For students who are older and have not received any Faith Formation and Sacraments. They receive the Sacraments on different dates.  Para los estudiantes que son mayores y no han recibido ninguna formación en la fe o los sacramentos. Ellos recibirán los Sacramentos en fechas diferentes.   

Vacation Bible School FUN! We had a special visitor this week at VBS!

Vacation Bible School FUN! We had a special visitor this week at VBS!

Click on the photo below to view a PHOTO GALLERY from our Vacation Bible School.

St. Francis Xavier

Religious Education Program