Faith Formation 2018 -2019

K-10th and Confirmation class

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FAITH FORMATION

St.  Patrick's Faith Formation Mission Statement  

St. Patrick's Parish Community will provide a safe environment for people to grow in faith and build relationships in a community guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The entire parish is needed in carrying out this mission.    

St. Patrick's Faith Formation Program Goals:

  • To empower people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  • To draw people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
  • To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each person. 

General Guidelines:

  • All students must have a copy of their Baptismal Certificates on file with the Religious Education office.
  • Confirmation students must also have copies of their Baptism on file with the Religious Education office.

More information can be found in our Parish Handbook.

 


Registration and other resources

 


 

ELEMENTARY

Elementary
Kindergarten - 6th

Kindergarten through 6th grade meet Wednesday evening  from 6:00 p. m. - 7:15 p. m.  Classes begin in September and continue through April. Starting with Kindergarten, we offer the Blest are We series.  1st-6th, we offer the Be my Disciples series.   Be my Disciples series is a comprehensive catechetical series for grades one through sixth.  The innovative series leads Catholic children and their families to:

  • grow in their conversion to Jesus Christ
  • develop the habits of discipleship
  • decide each day to choose life in Christ
    • live as active, committed members of the Catholic Church.
      Prayers for Kindergarten
      This year your child will learn four prayers.  We will start off learning the Sign of the Cross and the Hail Mary.  Once we are well acquainted with them, we will begin to learn the Our Father and the Glory Be.  It is my sincere hope that by the end of the school year your child will be able to pray these prayers. In my own experience as a parent, I have found that children pick up these prayers easily when they are said regularly at home.  Perhaps you can work this practice of prayer into your child's daily life.

      Saying grace before meals is another wonderful way to pray as a family.

      It is also important for our children to know that we can pray to God in our own words anytime.  Encourage your child to pray to God and form a lasting relationship with Him.

      During each class we will recite the prayers we are learning during circle time.  When a new prayer is introduced a copy of it will be sent home.  Please help you child learn to recite these prayers by praying with them each day.  One effective way to teach a child prayers is to have them learn a line at a time (For example: Hail Mary full of Grace the Lord is with thee) and building on to what they know each day until the prayer is memorized. This is how my youngest daughter learned her prayers.   She learned them by listening to me repeat a line and then repeating it after me. My youngest daughter also picked up prayers that her sister was learning just by listening to her recite them. Encourage the whole family to pray together.

      Prayers for First Grade

      Please help your child learn the following prayers:

      Prayer Before the Meal – Memorize by Thanksgiving, November 22, 2018

      Hail Mary – Memorize for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception,
          December 8, 2018

      Glory Be to the Father – Memorize for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord,
           January 8, 2019

      Our Father – Memorize before Easter, Sunday April 21, 2019
         

         

      NOTE: First Graders are expected to attend 100% of their religious

      education class sessions to assist them in being adequately

      prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in 2nd

      grade.

      Prayers for 2nd grade


      Please help your child learn the following prayers:

      The Apostles’ Creed         
      Act of Contrition
      Sign of the Cross
      Our Father
      Hail Mary
      Glory Be      
      Angel of God
      Prayers before and after Meals

       
      and to be introduced and reviewed:

      Simple Reponses at Mass
      Spontaneous Prayers of Thanksgiving, Praise, Sorrow and Petition

      Prayers for the 3rd Grade

    • The Apostles’ Creed         
      Act of Contrition
      Sign of the Cross
      Our Father
      Hail Mary
      Glory Be      
      Angel of God
      Prayers before and after Meals

       and be introduced to or reviewed:
      Simple Reponses at Mass
      Spontaneous Prayers of Thanksgiving, Praise, Sorrow and Petition
      The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

    • Prayers for the 4th Grade

    • Fourth Grade students should have memorized:
      The Apostles’ Creed         
      Act of Contrition
      Sign of the Cross
      Our Father
      Hail Mary
      Glory Be      
      Angel of God
      Prayers before and after Meals

       
      and be introduced to or reviewed:

      Act of Faith
      Simple Reponses at Mass
      Spontaneous Prayers of Thanksgiving, Praise, Sorrow and Petition
      The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

    • Prayers for the 5th Grade

    • Fifth Grade students should have memorized:
      Act of Faith
      The Apostles’ Creed         
      Act of Contrition
      Sign of the Cross
      Our Father
      Hail Mary
      Glory Be      
      Angel of God
      Prayers before and after Meals

       
      and be introduced to or reviewed:

      Act of Hope
      Morning Offering
      The Angelus
      Simple Reponses at Mass

      Spontaneous Prayers of Thanksgiving, Praise, Sorrow and Petition
      The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary

    • Prayers for the 6th Grade
       Sixth Grade students should have memorized:

      Act of Faith
      Act of Hope
      Morning Offering
      The Angelus
      The Apostles’ Creed         
      Act of Contrition
      Sign of the Cross
      Our Father
      Hail Mary
      Glory Be      
      Angel of God
      Prayers before and after Meals

       
      and be introduced to or reviewed:
      Simple Reponses at Mass
      Spontaneous Prayers of Thanksgiving, Praise, Sorrow and Petition
      The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
      The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary


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      SIGN OF THE CROSS

    • In the name of the Father,
      and of the Son,
      and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  
       
      OUR FATHER
      Our Father, Who art in heaven,
      hallowed be Thy Name.
      Thy Kingdom come.
      Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
      Give us this day our daily bread.
      And forgive us our trespasses,
      as we forgive those who trespass against us.
      And lead us not into temptation,
      but deliver us from evil.  Amen.  

       
      HAIL MARY
      Hail Mary, full of grace,
      the Lord is with thee.
      Blessed art thou among women,
      and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
      Holy Mary, Mother of God,
      pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.  Amen.  

       
      GLORY BE
      Glory be to the Father,
      and to the Son,
      and to the Holy Spirit.
      As it was in the beginning, is now,
      and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.  

       
      GUARDIAN ANGEL PRAYER (Angel of God)
      Angel of God, my guardian dear,
      to whom God's love commits me here,
      ever this day, be at my side,
      to light and guard, rule and guide.  Amen.

       
      PRAYER BEFORE MEALS
      Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts,
      which we are about to receive from thy bounty,
      through Christ, Our Lord.  Amen.  

       
      PRAYER AFTER MEALS
      We give you thanks for all your benefits, almighty God,
      who lives and reigns forever.
      May the souls of the faithful departed,
      through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen. 

       
      THE APOSTLES’ CREED
      I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
      Creator of Heaven and earth;
      and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord,
      Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
      born of the Virgin Mary,
      suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried.
      He descended into hell; the third day He rose again.
      He ascended into Heaven,
      and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father almighty;
      He will come to judge the living and the dead.
      I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy Catholic Church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
      Amen.


      ACT OF CONTRITION
      My God,
      I am sorry for my sins with all my heart.
      In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,
      I have sinned against you
      whom I should love above all things.
      I firmly intend, with your help,
      to do penance,
      to sin no more,
      and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
      Our Savior Jesus Christ
      suffered and died for us.In His name, my God, have mercy.   

    • ACT OF FAITH
      O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God
      in three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
      I believe that your divine Son became man and died for our sins,
      and that he will come to judge the living and the dead.
      I believe these and all the truths
      which the holy Catholic Church teaches,
      because you have revealed them,
      who can neither deceive nor be deceived.  Amen.



        

    • MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
      The Five Joyful Mysteries (prayed Monday & Saturday)
      1. The Annunciation
      2. The Visitation
      3. The Birth of Our Lord
      4. The Presentation of Our Lord
      5. The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple  

       
      The Five Sorrowful Mysteries (prayed Tuesday & Friday)
      1. The Agony in the Garden
      2. The Scourging at the Pillar
      3. The Crowning with Thorns
      4. The Carrying of the Cross
      5. The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord  

       
      The Five Glorious Mysteries (prayed Wednesday & Sunday)
      1. The Resurrection
      2. The Ascension
      3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
      4. The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven
      5. The Coronation of our Blessed Mother as Queen of Heaven and Earth


      The Five Luminous Mysteries (prayed Thursday)
      1. The Baptism in the Jordan
      2. The Wedding at Cana
      3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
      4. The Transfiguration
      5. The Institution of the Eucharist 

    • ACT OF HOPE
      O my God, relying on your infinite mercy and promises,
      I hope to obtain pardon of my sins,
      the help of your grace, and life everlasting,
      through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.  Amen. 
       

       
      MORNING OFFERING
      My God, I offer you my prayers,
      works, joys and sufferings of this day
      in union with the holy sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world.
      I offer them for all the intentions of your Son’s Sacred Heart,
      for the salvation of souls, reparation for sin,
      and the reunion of Christians.  Amen.  


       
      THE ANGELUS
      Call: The angel spoke God's message to Mary,
      Response: and she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
      Hail Mary...
      Call: “I am the lowly servant of the Lord:
      Response: let it be done to me according to your word.”
      Hail Mary...
      Call: And the Word became flesh
      Response: and lived among us.
      Hail Mary...
      Call: Pray for us, holy Mother of God,
      Response: that we may become worthy of the promises of Christ.
      Let us pray.
      Lord,
      fill our hearts with your grace;
      once, through the message of an angel
      you revealed to us the incarnation of your Son;
      now, through his suffering and death
      lead us to the glory of his resurrection.
      We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.




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Middle School

Middle School

7th-8th

7th and 8th grade meet Wednesday evening  from 6:00 p. m. - 7:15 p. m.  Classes begin in September and continue through April.  We offer the Discovering Program-"Being Catholic." This Discovering Program series is a comprehensive catechetical series for 7th grade. 

The innovative series leads Catholic children and their families to:

  • provides students with an opportunity to reflect on, the ways in which the church has helped to shape their personal identity.
  • offers students an opportunity to identify and clarify the essential carriers of Catholic Identity
  • helps students experience a fuller sense of participation in the Catholic community

The second part of the year will be dedicated to "Theology of the Body, Middle-School Edition."

Parent meeting will be scheduled. Please check bulletin for date or website calendar for date.

 


High School

9th, 10th grade and Confirmation Class meet Wednesday evening from 7:30 p. m. - 9:00 p. m.  Classes begin in September and continue through April.

We offer "The Ministry Resource Manuals Series".  The 9th grade class utilizes the "Ministry Resource for Evangelization".  This resource offers faith communities tools and program resources to evangelize outh.  It offers practical strategies and ideas for outreach to young people  and contains 12 gathered sessions to share the Good News.  It also includes a retreat to engage young people in becoming or cintinuing as Jesus' disciples.

The 10th grade class uses the "Ministry Resource for Pastoral Care and Justice & Service".  At the heart of this resource, there are 12 sessions designed to equip young people with the tools needed to celebrate their holy goodness and navigate some of life's difficult issues.  The topics of the sessions include recognizing the goodness in oneself and others, building and maintaining relationships, dealing with tough times, and preparing for the futures.  The last section of the manual comprises strategies for doing the ongoing work of pastoral care.

Confirmation Preparation class is using Creating a Christian Lifestyle", St. Mary's Press. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

                                                                

    

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Director of Religous Education K-9th
Joan Falcon
(308) 254-2828
dirreled@sidneystpats.com

Confirmation: Pat Mertz
pm@sidneystpats.com
or go here for more info on clasess and
here for mentor info

Class times: 
K-8th Grades
 Weds. 6:00-7:15 p. m.

9th-Confirmation class
Weds. 7:30-9:00 p. m. except for the last Weds. of every month

at St. Patrick's Parish Center

Xtreme Faith Choir

7:30-8:30 p. m.
Last Wednesday of every month
or TBA
at St. Patrick's ChurchChoir Director:  Brenda Smith

EWTN Kids

Kids4Jesus

JClub

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