Faith Formation for Children


Elementary Religious Education/Faith Formation is for children in grades 1 through 5. The program uses the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as the basis for forming the childrenís faith and community. Sessions are held on Sundays in October through May from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM. Registrations for the fall begin in July. Non-prishioners will be considered after the middle of September. For more information please contact Trinka Hamel at 253.272.5136 ext. 104/religioused@stleoparish.org.

Atrium

Atrium is a place where children come to pray and work, experiencing their own love relationship with the Good Shepherd. We are now able to receive children between 3 and 12 years old. We hold Atrium sessions on Sundays during the week.

Volunteers: We need people who want to assist catechists by being in the Atrium or helping to prepare materials. We also pay for training for those who feel called to become catechists.

Volunteers: We need people who want to teach children as part of a team on Sundays or help to welcome children and families on Sunday morning. Curriculum materials and support for teaching teams are abundant.

The Childrenís Catechumenate

The Childrenís Catechumenate is the process through which children from age 7 who are not Catholic may inquire about the Catholic faith and, if desired, receive the sacraments of Baptism/Confirmation/Eucharist. For more information please contact Dotti Krist-Sterbick at 253.272.5136 ext. 110 or faithformation@stleoparish.org.

Volunteers: We need people who want to assist catechists by being in the Atrium or helping to prepare materials. We also pay for training for those who feel called to become catechists.

We also need families who would like to be a childís sponsor and support the child and family through this process.We also need people who speak both Spanish and English

Sacramental Preparation/Infant Baptism

Infant Baptism for children from infancy through age 6 is held four times a year. Parents who wish baptism for their children go through a preparation process. For more information please contact Dotti Krist-Sterbick at 253.272.5136 ext. 110 or faithformation@stleoparish.org.

Volunteers: We need parishioners who feel great compassion for families of young children who are trying to exhibit Christian parenting.

Sacramental Preparation/First Reconciliation

Sacramental Preparation/First Reconciliation is for families of children who are at least in second grade. The families attend a retreat and several Saturday sessions. Preparation for this sacrament begins in October. For more information please contact Trinka Hamel at 253.272.5136 ext. 104 or religioused@stleoparish.org.

Sacramental Preparation/First Eucharist

Sacramental Preparation/First Eucharist is for families of children who are at least in second grade. The families attend a retreat and several Saturday sessions. Preparation for this sacrament begins in October. For more information please contact Trinka Hamel at 253.272.5136 ext. 104 or religioused@stleoparish.org.

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