CATHOLIC YOUTH FORMATION

We welcome all families who wish to register their children Kindergarten through 8th grade in the parish faith formation and sacrament preparation programs for the upcoming year 2021-2022.

We are excited for the 21-22 CYF school year at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. This past year has been a year of firsts, some good and some bad. It seems evident to say that we have all become more flexible in our expectations and hopefully more patient. We look forward to working closely with you to help provide a Christ-filled school year for all the CYF students of the parish. Please know that as parents you are invaluable to this program. We recognize that you are the first model of God’s love for your children and that no one knows them better or loves them more than you do. It is our goal, then, to work with you and to support the faith formation of your child.

 

The spirit of this ongoing program is to empower our children to live out their baptismal call and give witness to the Gospel by fostering their love of Jesus Christ and his Church. Our program is designed to assist parents by offering weekly instruction to children in Kindergarten through eighth grade. We strive to nurture each child and each family in the knowledge and love of God in order to enrich their faith life and to enable them to live out their call to stewardship in the community.

 

As we recommit ourselves to living as disciples of Jesus Christ, we recognize that, in addition to our financial support, our time and talent are also necessary to the success of the CYF program. We will ask for your support in these ways throughout the year. Please plan to set time aside each week to help your child prepare for class.

 

Prior to classes starting, information regarding our health and wellness protocols will be communicated.

Please email Joan Dold (joand@shemporia.org) to begin registration or call 620-342-1061 ext. 255.

Thank you for making the commitment to educate your children in the Catholic faith.  We are here to assist you on your journey and we sincerely look forward to developing a relationship with your family.  God bless you!

 

 

Checklist for registration.  

  • Discipleship Presentation Attendance 

  • Registration form

  • Release and Discharge of Liability

  • Sacramental record if entering 2nd, 7th or 8th grades (Sacramental prep years) and not baptized at Sacred Heart

  • Payment

 

Parish members or parents who wish to volunteer to teach or aide are asked to contact joand@shemporia.org .  VIRTUS training is required for all volunteers 16 and older.

Sacramental Preparation

 

Second (2nd) graders prepare for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist.

Seventh (7th) and Eighth (8th) graders prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation

Please be aware that there are requirements for preparation that will be scheduled throughout the year.  Please fill out the sacramental record if sacraments were not received at Sacred Heart.

Confirmation

Confirmation preparation is now a two-phase, two-year journey towards an encounter with Jesus Christ and receiving the outpouring of the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation for this sacrament begins at Baptism when a person is adopted by God into His family and is completed when a person becomes a fully initiated Catholic Christian that is called out into the world for mission. The two years within our preparation program are a small but important piece of the puzzle to prepare a person to receive this sacrament.

The Confirmation Program helps students express their readiness to conform their hearts around Jesus Christ and His Church. By completing the program requirements of commitment to deepening one's prayer life, service hours, assignments, and study of the faith student make visible their intentions by signs and symbols a soul ready to live up to Christ's call. 

Contact

Joan Dold, Director of Youth Formation (CYF)

joand@shemporia.org

Father Carter Zielinski, Pastor

fathercarter@shemporia.org