Faith Formation (K-7)

Registration for the 2017-2018 year will begin July 1, 2017:

September 19, 2017 (Tuesday 4PM Sessions)

September 20, 2017 (Wednesday 7PM Sessions)
 
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Embracing the conviction that religious education is a lifelong, dynamic, developmental process that is first experienced in the family, the Department of Faith Formation is dedicated to supporting you in the faith formation of your child.

 

Religious Education Inspired by Dominican Spirituality of Study, Prayer, Community and Preaching
 
Study
St. Dominic's Religious Education Program (K-8th grades) is committed to RCL Benziger's Blessed Are We Word and Faith Series curriculum.  The rigor of this series utilizes a spiral-thematic curriculum presenting themes of Catholic belief in each grade level in light of the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The Blessed Are We Series is a highly respected publication providing students the familiarity and continuity of a trusted resource over the formative years of their religious education.  Visit www.blestarewe.com to find online resources for catechists, parents, and children to expand the lessons in your child's book.
 
Prayer
Each grade level will be introduced to age appropriate forms of the Church's rich treasury of prayer.  Students learn basic prayers early praying the Rosary and other traditional forms of prayer to form within each child an authentic prayer life.  2nd grade students completing the Sacrament of Holy Communion are given their own Book of Catholic Prayers and Practices including the Order of the Mass. Additionally there are special occasions during the school year where students gather in the church to pray as a community.
 
Community
In addition to learning within a classroom community at St. Dominic's, each student should enjoy a family learning community within their home. To engage the family, each family is provided an online eBook version of their child's classroom textbook.  With their parents, each student is expected to read at least one hour of coursework from home as well as completing family-based projects and activities that encourage family-based learning.  
 
Preaching
Preaching within the context of the religious education program is essentially to form students into a "story-telling" community in which students are led to see God in their lives and do so within a safe and loving community in which their stories are celebrated.
 
 
Grade Levels:
Kindergarten - 7th Grade

Faith Formation for children grades Kindergarten through 7th is available during the week on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. 

Tuesday Afternoon      4:00pm--5:00pm (1st through 5th grades)

Wednesday Evening    7:00pm--8:00pm (Kinder through 7th grades)

 

Sacrament Schedule:

The Sacrament of Holy Eucharist will be received in 2nd grade.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be received in 2nd grade.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be received in 8th grade.
 
How to Register:

From this webpage you will find directions and downloadable forms. You may either download, print and return completed forms to Deacon Errol Kissinger on the 2nd Floor, Ministry Center of St. Dominic’s or you may register in person.  New student families should make a registration appointment with Deacon Errol.

 
New Students:
    • Completed New Parishioner Family Registration Form (new form coming soon)
    • Completed New-Student-Registration-Form-2016-17 (new form coming soon)
    • Full Payment with completed Faith Formation Fee Form 2016-17 (new form coming soon)
    • Copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate
    • Copy of your child's Birth Certificate

 

Returning Students:

  • Completed Returning Student Re-Registration Form 2016-17 (new form coming soon)
  • Full Payment with completed Faith Formation Fee Form 2016-17 (new form coming soon)
 
Tuition (Registration is not accepted without payment):
 
                                                                                    Volunteer Catechist        Volunteer Aide
Per Child                               $ 90.00                          Free                   50% Discount
Sacrament Program*            $ 30.00
 
*Preparation for 1st Communion is a 2-year process. The sacrament tuition is payable in the 2nd year or the school year in which your child will   received his or her 1st Communion.
 

First Communion/First Reconciliation

 
Children receive First Eucharist (Communion) and Reconciliation (Confession) after a two-year preparation in our parish school or through the Parish Religious Education Program. These sacraments are usually received in the second grade. Program fees and more information are included in the registration packet.
 
In the second year of sacrament preparation, parents will complete a series of digitally-based sacramental formation programs to further strengthen the family's understanding of the sacramental life. These programs are streamed into home electronic devices (PC, Tablet, SmartPhone, SmartTV) using a free subscription service provided by the parish through Formed.org (click here).

 

Volunteers

In order to provide quality education and faith development for our young people, we depend upon the full participation of our families through volunteering time and talent to our program. We are happy to reduce the regular fees for those who volunteer to teach or aide. Please complete the Volunteer Form (new form coming soon) so we may assist you.

 

Blessings for a faith-filled school term,

       Deacon Errol Kissinger                                                                   

Director of Religious Education                                                     

ekissinger@stdombenicia.org                                                        

 
Pay Tuition (Click Here)
 
At the Online Giving webpage, login or create a new account, then choose Give a New Gift, then select Religious Education K-7 Payment) for tuition or select First Eucharist Payment for a sacrament fee.
 

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