Religious Education

St Vincent Ferrer Faith Formation

The Faith Formation program of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish strives to provide adults, youth, and children with the knowledge, experiences, and skills necessary to become faithful disciples of Jesus. In keeping with their age and ability, they will assume responsibility as vital members of the parish and be able to participate in the Parish’s mission to develop a community of worship and praise, and serve the Kingdom of God.

Welcome!  Formation in the  Catholic tradition is a life-long process. For that reason St. Vincent Ferrer offers ongoing Faith Formation opportunities for all ages. We focus on lectionary-based catechesis, teaching the Sunday Mass readings and their meanings along with understanding the teachings of the Catholic faith from an age-appropriate point of view.

But as always, we cannot accomplish this immense task alone. We ask that all parents make time to participate in the process by volunteering in some way. There are opportunities to assist by teaching classes, chaperoning youth during retreats, and volunteering for committees to plan and carry out various events. Ask in the Faith Formation office for further details.

Faith Formation :

On-going Faith Formation, sessions are available for everyone. All children and youth should participate. All sessions are held in the parish hall, every child or youth must be signed in at the start of each session and signed out when picked up.

Kinder - 5:

Children in grades K-5 participate in age-level on-going formation. Choose ONE of the following days. Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm Remember, sacrament preparation (Reconciliation, Eucharist, Confirmation) are separate from weekly Faith Formation sessions: 


Middle School:

Middle School — Thursday night
6:30 to 8:00 pm

Our Youth Ministry is
On Sundays 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Adult Formation:

Adult Confirmation—for adults 21 and older. For those practicing Catholics that have missed the sacrament of Confirmation we offer a sacramental class.

Wednesday evenings 6:30pm
Beginning February 1, 2017

Formation for Adults -  Including those requesting baptism and initiation into the Catholic faith, meet to grow closer to God through scripture, traditions, and to share stories of Jesus’ call to continual conversion. Contact Mary Wedeking in the Faith Formation office (951)679-4531 x108 or 109.

Sundays after the 9:00am mass

ALL faith Formation Session Began the Week of October 3, 2016

Family Sacramental Preparation:

Sacramental preparation is IN ADDITION TO AND SEPARATE  from weekly Faith Formation sessions. Families participate together in these once-a-month sessions.

REQUIREMENTS

  First Reconciliation  ~  minimum 7 years old

                   First Eucharist       ~     minimum 8 years old and          
                                                      completion of the sacramental  
                                                    preparation for Reconciliation.

                                               Reconciliation       ~        Sunday once a month
                                             Parent & Child                          2:15 pm     

                or                             Monday once a month
                                          6:30 pm

 Eucharist Sunday           ~        Sunday once a month
Parent & Child                                 2:15 pm        

                                                   or                                Mon. once a month
                                                                                              6:30 pm

                                     Please check Sacramental Calendar for specific dates.

 

CONFIRMATION

All Candidates need to go through a period of discernment prior to beginning of Year One of Confirmation formation. For this reason it is recommended that youth are attending youth ministry  at age 14.

Year One ~ minimum age 15 by April 1, 2017

Year  Two ~ minimum age 16 by April 1, 2017 and completion of Year One prior to beginning
         Year Two Sessions

Year One ~ Youth MUST attend Youth Ministry and youth must attend 1 monthly session

Year  Two ~ Youth MUST attend  Youth Ministry & 1 monthly session  in conjunction with sponsors 
                  (please see schedule).

In addition, all candidates are to do some type of community service, participate at Sunday Mass regularly, and participate in Youth Ministry retreats.

Requirements:

 1. Families must be registered parishioners of St. Vincent Ferrer and regularly participate  at Mass here.

2. Must have a baptismal certificate on file for each child.

3. Families must volunteer in the Faith Formation Program throughout the year.

 

Fees:

                                                     1. $60 for one child

                                               2. $80 total for two children

                                               3. $100 total for three or more children

                                                  4. $10 Material Fee for Sacramental formation

                                        · All fees are due at the time of registration.

                                       · Payment plans are available.

 

Safe Environment

Catholic values and conduct must be upheld by all staff, catechist, volunteer and participant while participating at St. Vincent Ferrer.

Those that are directly responsible for the supervision of minors will abide by St. Vincent Ferrer Safe Environment Policy.

All minors enrolled in St. Vincent Ferrer catechetical process are required to be trained ,with age appropriate material, for personal safety and personal boundaries, proper touch and proper relationships.

All children and youth must be sign-in at the start of the session when dropped off and sign-out when picked up.

 

Contact:

Director of Religious Education:

Mary Wedeking        

(951) 679-4531 ex. 108

Religious Education Assistant:

Blanca Cervantes

(951) 679-4531 ex. 109

Fax: (951) 679-7521

      religious-ed.stvincentferrer@sbdiocese.org    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                     —1 Peter 4:10

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