Elementary Family Catechesis

Family Catechesis: 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades

When: 1st Mondays of every month at Holy Cross Building C

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

At the beginning of each unit there will be a required introduction session held at Holy Cross with students and parents/guardians or a grandparent. The beauty of family catechesis is that after the introduction the sessions are conducted at the families leisure.

Parishes across the country are inviting parents to become the primary catechists of their children.  The Christ Our Life Family Catechesis program makes this possible by working in conjunction with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  It is a complete faith formation curriculum that gives busy families the flexibility they need and the deeper relationship with God they desire.

Family Catechesis combines parish-based group meetings & grade-specific instruction by trained catechists with at-home sessions guided by parents.

Guided by a parish catechetical leader, parents and their children come together once a month with other families to take part in group meetings that serve as springboards to each unit’s content and theme.  The unit themes are as follows: (in conjunction with the Catechism of the Catholic Church).

  • The Creed
  • The Sacraments
  • Moral Life
  • Prayer
  • Evangelization

Through these meetings, parents become more confident, comfortable, and able to share the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith with their children.

In their homes, families explore the unit theme at their own pace supported by the engaging print and online materials the Christ Our Life Family Catechesis Program offers.

Sacramental Prep: 2nd Grade First Communion/Reconciliation

When: Classes are held on the 1st and 2nd Mondays of the month from at Holy Cross Building D

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Catholic school students and our public school students are required to attend our program in order to receive the sacraments at our parish.

Vacation Bible School – Our 2019 Vacation Bible School (VBS) has ended and was a huge success. Stay tuned for more information in the future!

For more information call our Office of Disciple Formation at 337.984.9643.