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Faith Formation

 

 

LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION

 

“We are a Faith Family; Let us Practice Together"

Our goal is to help our children and their families to learn about their faith, to live their faith and above all to LOVE their faith.

Lifelong Faith Formation  would like to announce that 2nd & 7th grade catechist - Joseph Scapillato is our Catechist of the Year for 2019. Joe has been a catechist for 10 years and we are so glad he is a part of our program and shares his love of faith with everyone he meets especially the children. We also would like to announce that our 4th grade catechist aide - Cory Peterson is our Catechist Aide of the Year 2019.  Cory has been a trememdous help to the 4th grade catechist and is always willing to share his faith with those around him. Congratulations to Joseph & Cory and may God continue to Bless them and their families!!! 

We also have several volunteers who have reached milestones in Years of Service! They are: 2nd Grade Catechist Elizabeth Bauer & Joseph Scapillato with 10 Years of Service. Also to our Children's Liturgist's - Amy Arena 5 years & Mary Goss 10 years, they have done an outstanding job teaching child church to our children during the 11:00 am Mass. Congratulations to Elizabeth, Joseph, Amy & Mary. May God continue to Bless them and their families!!

To Arianna Musialowski, our 6th grade aide who is graduating from Lancaster High School and will be leaving us as she goes on to college. We wish her all the best and success in her life! God Bless. And to Deacon John & Kathy Hendricks who joined us in Septemebr 2018 as our 10th grade catechists, they made it thru their 1st year and plan on coming back!!! Thank you for joining us and God Bless you both & your family!

Lastly to Father Damian for his contiunued support of our program and the catechists, aides, staff and liturgists. He truly is our Shepherd of Faith. Love & Hope. Thank you!

THANK YOU to all the staff, catechists, aides, liturgists and parish parent organization for voluteering your time, talents, love & faith with ALL the Faith Families and their children. I wish everyone a safe and happy summer! See you all in September!! God Bless

 

The Lifelong Faith Formation program provides:

  • Faith learning for children in Kindergarten thru 10th Grade.
  • Sacramental preparation for children making 1st Reconciliation, 1st Holy Communion, Confirmation, RCIA & Children's RCIA
  • Family Mass is the 1st Sunday of Every Month with each grade level taking a turn preparing for the Family Mass. The children do the all the readings, greet parishioners, bring up the gifts and share a time of preparation on the altar with Father Damain. It is also a special time for the families to gather together and share in the mass with their children. 
  • Parent participation at Faith Activities and events.

Sacraments of Initiation:

  • Sacrament of Confirmation Spring 2019 Wednesday May 8th
  • Sacrament of 1st Communion Spring 2019 Sunday May 5th 

 

  • Applications are now being accepted for Faith Formation 2019-2020:
  • If you are NEW to the parish or have a child entering 1st Grade or Kindergarten in September, please fill out the LIME GREEN form which is available ONLINE , in the Faith Formation Office or on the table at the break of the church during regular weekend masses.
  • For your convenience the Registration forms are also online. Please see below.
  • Any questions regarding the forms please contact the Faith Formation Office.

 

  • Sessions for Lifelong Faith Formation are as follows:
  • Grades 1-6 sessions are every Sunday morning from 9:30am till 10:45am
  • Kindergarten sessions are the 1st Sunday of every month from 9:30am till 10:45am
  • Grades 7-9 sessions are every Wednesday evening from 7pm till 8:30pm
  • Grade 10 sessions are every Wednesday evening from 7pm till 8:30pm during the 1st semester. Second Semester begins Confirmation preparation and sessions are from 7pm till 8pm, followed by the Confirmation Retreat, rehearsal and Ceremony, which will all be held on specified dates in the spring. The actual Confirmation Ceremony date will not be known until the Chancery sends out the notificiation which ususally happens in March.
  • Home Study is available except for sacramental years(grades 2,3, & 10), please contact the Lifelong Faith Formation Office for more information
  • Special Education Sessions are available; please contact the Lifelong Faith Formation Office for more information.

 

  • We NEED ALTAR SERVERS: Our Parish needs our youth to consider becoming Altar Servers to help serve at the LORD'S TABLE! Any one who has made their 1st Communion, or is in 3rd Grade or higher is welcome to become a server. Deacon John Hendricks oversees the Altar Servers and Mrs. Koreen Scalfaro handles the scheduling.  So wont you consider participating at the Lord's Table!! If you are interested please download the Altar Server Application listed below or you can contact the Faith Formation Office at 683-2746 ext 208. Thank you and God Bless
  • altar server application.pdf

 

  • BMT Parish Parent Organization Activities & Events:
  • The PPO Meets one Sunday a month at 9:30am in room 31 located upstairs in the school during the regular Faith Formation Sessions on Sundays. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!! Please consider joining this outstanding group of parents who really care about the families and activities for our children in this parish. "REMEMBER~ this is your parish, you have a voice, and we want you to be heard". We would really like you to join us, for more information kindly contact Mary Goss or Jesscia Damian at 683-2746 ext 207. God Bless

 

  • The Lifelong Faith Formation SUMMER Office Hours begin:
  • Summer hours will be Monday-Thursdays from 9am till 3pm beginning May 1, 2019 thru August 30, 2019.
  • If we are not in the office PLEASE leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible! Thank you.
  • For additional information about our programs or to join the BMT Parent Organization please contact:
  • Mrs. Koreen Scalfaro -DRE
    683-2746 ext 208 Email: sjfaithformation@yahoo.com
    Ms. Jessica Damian-Administrative Assistant & PPO Member
    683-2746 ext 207 Email: sjfaithformation1@yahoo.com
  • Registration Forms 2019-2020:
  • /Portals/0/NEW%20STUDENT%20REGISTRATION%20%20%202019-20.pdf
  • /Portals/0/REGISTRATION%20RENEWAL%202019-20.pdf
  • Class Schedules for 2019-2020 
  • Class Schedules for Kdg thru 10th grade for 2019-2020 will be available after August 15, 2019. Thank you