FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS FOR 2023-2024
* This coming CCD year in September the St. Junipero Serra Faith Formation program offering in-person Whole Parish Catechesis (Gr. K – 5) and Grs. 6 – 10 Classes for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Saint Junipero Serra Parish is excited to highlight the source and summit of our faith the Holy Eucharist in our program this year. This is in union with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
CCC1324 The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch."
As such all of our program’s sessions from Grades K-10 will begin with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass ending with a catechesis class. We hope to instill a fire and love for the Holy Mass and Eucharist, as well as build up our Church and families by breaking bread, fellowship, and learning together. A small snack and refreshment will be provided at all classes that follow the Mass.
The parent is the primary teacher, and these lessons are meant to enhance or add to what the parents will be teaching such as projects, prayer, and at home practice which will be suggested at each class along with pertinent handouts and suggested family engagement teaching the importance of frequent reception of the Sacraments.
More than anything our goal this year is to bring families back to Mass. For we know that the goal of catechesis is not just to learn about Jesus, but to meet him in the Eucharist, and the other Sacraments and then go forth to our homes, and neighborhoods, and bring His light into the world.
Whole Parish Catechesis
Begins with Sunday Mass at Saint Margaret Mary at 11 a.m. – followed by a snack and refreshment – then catechesis
If you choose the Saturday Session option – Mass will be at 4 p.m. at Saint Margaret Mary, followed by a snack and refreshment, then catechesis.
We offer Whole Parish Catechesis for Families with a Gr. K – 5, focus. Older and younger siblings may join the family, but the material and resources will not be at their level.
*Classes meet at St. Margaret Mary Church Hall