Good Samaritan Faith Formation

Faith Formation for Children and Youth

At Good Samaritan we join you in the responsibility to raise your children in the practice of the faith. Knowing Jesus helps our children to grow in relationship with him, and learning about the Catholic Faith helps them discover how to live lives of faith. Our monthly faith formation is designed to help your children grow in faith with your oversight and guidance. We have curriculum that your children will go over with you and together you can share your love of the Lord and His Church.

Faith Formation Begins Sun. Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. and is held on the third Sunday of each Month through April.

 

Is this a Sacramental Year for your Child?

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist:

All children and youth preparing for sacraments need a foundation in faith formation when coming to the sacraments. Parents will need to discern if their child is ready to begin preparation by prayerfully reviewing the questions below.  After completing preparation, parents will join catechists and staff to determine readiness of your child to receive sacraments.  Preparation for the sacraments is done in addition to ongoing faith formation appropriate to the grade level of the candidate for the sacrament.   

1. Parental Discernment: To help you discern if you child is ready to begin preparation for First Reconciliation you should carefully consider the following questions:

  • Has your child been baptized and reached the age of reason; 7 years old?
  • Does your child know the difference between right and wrong?
  • Can your child distinguish between mistakes or accidents and deliberate wrongdoing?
  • Does your child express sorrow for wrongdoing?
  • Does your child forgive others?
  • Does your child pray at home and at Mass?
  • Does your child relate to Jesus as one who forgives?
  • Are you committed to the sacramental preparation process and having your child attend every preparation session?

 2. Register for Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation

CLICK HERE to complete registration form or CLICK HERE To download form. Español? haga clic aquí

3. WE MUST HAVE A COPY OF YOUR CHILD’S BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE BEFORE THEY CAN RECEIVE ANY SACRAMENTS. Please bring to their first faith formation session, Sun. Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m.

Confirmation:

All children and youth preparing for sacraments need a foundation in faith formation when coming to the sacraments. Parents will need to discern if their child is ready to begin preparation by prayerfully reviewing the questions below.  After completing preparation, parents will join catechists and staff to determine readiness of your child to receive sacraments.  Preparation for the sacraments is done in addition to ongoing faith formation appropriate to the grade level of the candidate for the sacrament.   

Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation begins Sun. Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m. and is held on the third Sunday of each month through April.

1. Parent and Confirmandi Discernment: To help discern if your youth is ready to begin preparing for Confirmation, have them consider the following:

  • Have you received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist?
  • Are you at least 15 years old and in the 10th grade of High School?
  • Are you interested in receiving the sacrament?
  • Do you feel you have a basic knowledge of the Catholic faith?
  • Do you have the desire for ongoing conversion and deepening relationship with Jesus Christ?
  • Do you participate regularly in the sacramental life of the church including regular mass attendance and reception of the Holy Eucharist?
  • Are you prepared to commit to the requirements, listed below, to receive the sacrament of Confirmation?

 2. Register for Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation CLICK HERE to complete registration form or CLICK HERE To download form. Español? haga clic aquí

3. WE MUST HAVE A COPY OF YOUR CHILD’S BAPTISMAL AND FIRST EUCHARIST CERTIFICATES ON FILE BEFORE THEY CAN RECEIVE CONFIRMATION. Please bring to their first faith formation session, Sun. Aug. 18 at 1:30 p.m.