Pre-School – 5th Grade

Forming Young Hearts for Christ

Faith formation is catechesis (teaching the faith) which aims to deepen people’s contact with Jesus Christ via educational and enrichment opportunities. Designed to touch the intellect as well as the heart, these programs help people live and experience a more Christ-centered life. All programs are deeply rooted in Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We are committed to providing the very best in Faith Formation for your children in partnership with your family. We offer a variety of programming options to meet the diverse needs of our families. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our many programs. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Sacramental Preparation

Does your child need to receive Sacraments of First Communion, Confirmation, or Reconciliation?  Your first step is to attend a parent orientation. Parent orientation dates are as follows: (Simply choose 1, no RSVP necessary) September 13 6:30 PM OR September 14 10:00 AM OR September 27 6:30 PM Make Up Date October 17th 6:30 PM all meet in our Fenlon Hospitality Center

Head over to our Sacraments page for more information

 

Check out this video, which will briefly explain our many programs!

Elementary Formation Registration

Elementary Formation Registration begins August 12th. Download the form below, or register online below the video! 

Young Disciples

Age 3 – 5

 

 

Family Faith Formation

Age 4 – Grade 3

 

 

Stepping Stones

4th and 5th Grade

 

 

Young Disciples

Young Disciples welcomes our preschool children, age 3-5 during the 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM Sunday Mass to explore the Gospel through storytelling, song, dance, puppetry, craft and games. Preschoolers spend time with caring adults in an enriching, age appropriate environment that furthers their understanding of God, and God’s immense love for them. This program is offered during the school year, from August to May. Registration begins in August and remains on-going throughout the year. There is $25 donation per family, requested to defray the cost of supplies. We invite all parents to serve in the classroom to experience it first-hand!

Caring Adults and Teens, we are always looking for an extra set of hands for Young Disciples. Whether you like to minister as a catechist, station leader, or extra set of hands, your gifts will be well appreciated! Please contact Sharon Fabyanic at sfabyanic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org to find out how you can get more involved. We would love to have you!

Contact

Sharon Fabyanic, 480-998-3843 ext. 223 or sfabyanic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

We offer formal faith classes for Children Age 4 through 3rd grade in our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program, taught by trained catechists. Level 1 children ages 4-5 meet on Sunday Mornings 7:45-9:15, or ages 4-6 meet after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Level 2 returning children in grades 1-3 meet on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori.

Schedule

  • Level 1 sessions (Ages 4-5) meet on Sundays, 7:45-9:15am
    or (Ages 4-6) meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm
  • Level 2 sessions (Ages 6-8) meet on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings 6:00-7:30pm

Contact        

Gerri Porteous, 480-998-3843 ext. 210 or gporteous(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

Family Faith Formation

In our family faith formation study program, families are equipped with materials to pass on the catechism of our faith at home. Each child  begins with a workbook that will help families grow together in the richness of church teaching. Then families are given additional resources throughout the year to enhance learning throughout the liturgical seasons. 

Families are not alone in this journey. The home study will be supplemented with a parent orientation, materials. Be certain to check the bulletin for upcoming nights for parent gatherings.

Registration

Registration is ongoing, please visit the receptionist at Fenlon Hospitality Center for more information.

Link to Scope of Curriculum

Contact

Sharon Fabyanic, 480-998-3843 ext. 223 or sfabyanic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Children’s Liturgy of the Word is a continuation of the Mass for children Age 4 through Grade 5.

All children are welcome to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word at all Mass times throughout the school year. Adult Leaders create an atmosphere that allows God’s Word to take root and live in the hearts of the children. Using the Sunday Readings and materials provided, adult leaders present an interactive homily with the children at every weekend Mass.

Schedule

Every weekend mass. Children are welcomed to the front of the church and dismissed by the presiding priest. Children return to their parents during the Offertory.

Contact

Contact Sharon Fabyanic 480-998-3843 ext. 223 or sfabyanic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

SUMMER, 2019         SAVE THE DATES!   

Vacation Bible School 

June 24th – June 28th    

and

July 15th – July 19th

more info to come …

Missoula Children’s Theater  …  TBA

 

 

Vacation Bible School Registration

Registration for both weeks begins the weekend of May 4-5, 2019, after all Masses,

for children age 4 through grade 5 ($60 per child)

  • Our first Adult Planning Session is scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019  10:00 am in Fenlon Center
  • New Teen Leaders entering Grade 6 through 12 – must attend one of the following training sessions:

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm   or   Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am    in Fenlon Center

Missoula Children’s Theater (additional information)

  • Open Auditions for a Cast of 60 children entering Grades 1-8
  • Children who are Cast will be dismissed at 2:30 pm Monday – Friday.
  • Show Times –
  • Ticket Sales – A donation of $5,  at the door, to help cover the Residency Fee, will be much appreciated.

Contact

Contact Gerri Porteous, 480-998-3843 ext. 210 or gporteous(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a fun, innovative program for our 4th and 5th-grade students. Whether they are newly confirmed or making sacraments in the years to come, stepping stones meets the unique needs of older elementary students to broaden friendships and help them to feel a part of the larger church community. Adult and Teen Leaders encourage 4th and 5th graders to deepen their faith and learn what it means to be followers of Jesus.

We accomplish this by:
-Planning relevant evenings to meet their developmental needs as upper elementary students.
-Maintaining high expectations about their contributions to Stepping Stones and the larger community.
-Providing a safe environment for learning, service and fun.
-Extending hospitality to the children and their friends.
-Increasing their understanding about what it means to be a Catholic.
-Providing opportunities to be of service to this community.

Schedule

 

Contact

Sharon Fabyanic, 480-998-3843 ext. 223 or sfabyanic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org

Elementary Formation Registration

Elementary Formation Registration has begun! Use the form below to register and pay online!