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Children's Faith Formation
Contact our RE program at re@safg.org or call the office: 503-357-2989


Children's Religious Education Registration Forms


Preschool – 6th Grade:

Ongoing Religious Education is vital to the faith formation of our children.  The purpose of Religious Education classes is to help the children, along with their parents, to grow in their Catholic Faith and in their love of God.  We use a curriculum that teaches them about what we believe as Catholics as we move through the Liturgical Year.  It invites them to love as Jesus did and to live His message each day.  Classes are offered during the school year – September through May.  Our Anglo Community meets on Sundays from 10:45 a.m. until Noon.  Our Hispanic Community meets on Thursday evenings from 6:45 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.  We use a bilingual program in order to meet the needs of the children and the need of their parents to understand what it is the children are studying.


First Communion and Reconciliation:

Preparation to receive one’s First Communion and First Reconciliation is for children in the second grade who have already been baptized.  Children must be enrolled and participating in Religious Education classes beginning in September of their Second Grade Year.  Preparation takes place both at home with their family and in their class.  If your child is older than a second grader and has not yet received these Sacraments, please call to make arrangements for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults with the adaptations for children – known as RCIC.  These requirements are for both our Anglo and Hispanic Communities.  We use a bilingual curriculum from the same publisher that provides our ongoing Religious Education program.


Vacation Bible School

This program gives children a more intense look at Jesus using Adoration, receiving of the Sacraments, music, crafts, games, Bible stories, and snack time each day.  We always need help in all areas of the program, so volunteers are always welcome!!  VBS is a week long program for children ages 4 – 12.  It takes place in July, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until Noon.  Our goal for each child who attends is to create excitement for learning more about Jesus, for knowing His love for them, and for being Catholic.


HELP WANTED
There
is always room for more people to get involved in Faith Formation. If you have a talent to share or a desire to help in some way please contact the office at 503-357-2989.

RECYCLE THOSE OLD CELL PHONES AND INK CARTRIDGES!
The Children's Religious Ed Program recycles ink cartridges and old cell phones.  Please bring them to the Faith Formation office on Sundays or to the parish office during the week.  Ask your friends, co-workers and relatives for their old cell phones and empty ink cartridges from both inkjet and laser printers.  Let's help recycle in yet another way and keep these items out of our landfills.  You will not only be conscious of what is good for the earth, but also be supporting an ongoing fundraiser for the Religious Ed Program. Spread the word!!!!  Thanks for your support!