SUNDAY YOUTH FAITH FORMATION (K-8)
At Holy Trinity Catholic Church, we are pleased to partner with you – parents or guardians,
grandparents and other household members, who are the primary teachers of faith to your children. You are constantly teaching your children about our faith by modeling Catholic behavior, attending Mass with your children each week, praying and talking about our faith with your children as you go about your daily life. What you do greatly affects them. We’re here to help support you in your teaching.
CLICK HERE for the Holy Trinity Parent Portal
This year, Holy Trinity Catholic Church will be offering Youth Faith Formation programming in 2 options. The first is a hybrid option. Once a month, there will be a gathering at the Church where parents will attend a session about how to teach upcoming lessons while children are with their age group learning their own materials. The rest of the month will be taught at home with support from our publisher and the Faith Formation Office. The families will leave the monthly meeting with an at-home box with the materials needed as well as crafts and other needed items.
The second option is a completely at home program. The Faith Formation Office will put together monthly videos directed towards the parents and videos geared towards our students. Families enrolled in this program will receive a quarterly box including materials, crafts and other needed items.
Both programs will need to pick their boxes from the church and will be asked for $30 to cover materials. Confirmation and First Reconciliation/Communion preparation will begin in January, but children preparing for the Sacraments will need to participate in one of the programs.
Sign up at this link. After signing up online, you are asked to submit a check to the office in an envelope marked Youth Faith Formation. For any question, please contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our catechists graciously volunteer to share their own experience of faith and strive to make Christ visible to their students through this religious education program. We hope that this faith formation will result in young adults who will themselves proclaim the Lord in word and deed.
Families who join the parish at other times of the year are welcome to register their children in YFF at any time by contacting the Director of Faith Formation, Joe LaScala, at (618)628-8825 ext. 306.
If you're interested in assisting as a Catechist, Assistant Catechist, or other Faith Formation helper, please contact Mr. LaScala
All adults assisting with Faith Formation must complete Diocesan Guidelines for working with students. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Director of Faith Formation
Family Advent Service
The CLW program is offered at 10:30AM Mass on Sundays for students in grades 1st-3rd until their First Communion .
Children are called forward prior to the Liturgy of the Word during mass and given a brief gospel instruction by Father and dismissed with a blessing to the parish meeting room where a catechist leads them in scripture study and age-appropriate activities. They return to Mass at offertory before the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Children may come as often as they want; they do not need to join the group every Sunday.
Calling all preschool children ages 3-6! The SEEDS program is here just for you, our little ones in Christ.
Your mommy or daddy can sign you in at the SEEDS room (next to the church office) during Sunday 10:30AM Mass. You get to study the bible readings, pray, and have fun learning about how much God loves you! You can stay in the preschool room during the entire Mass, or mom and dad can pick you up and sign you out during offertory so that you can celebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
You do not have to attend SEEDS every week, but you are welcome to attend as often as you wish!