Faith Formation for Children

Our children’s faith formation begins with kindergarten and goes on until their tenth grade of high school. Our Sunday School runs from 10:40-11:20 on Sunday mornings during the normal school year. The goal of this program is to give our young ones a firm background in their Catholic faith and to prepare them for receiving the Sacraments of the Church, particularly First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.

Students must begin at least in first grade in order to prepare for receiving First Communion in the spring of second grade. Students must also begin Confirmation classes in ninth grade to receive that sacrament in the spring of tenth grade.

Sunday School Program

Sunday School runs from September to May from 10:40-11:20 at Saint Patrick’s. Please contact the Rectory for more information. Below, our scope and sequence for the program can be found.

Kindergarten: God’s Love and His Gifts
First Grade: Sunday Worship and Church Community
Second Grade: Forgiveness and Eucharist
Third Grade: Church (as One, Holy, Catholic, & Apostolic)
Fourth Grade: Living as God and What the Church Teaches
Fifth Grade: Sacraments
Sixth Grade: Old Testament
Seventh Grade: Jesus Teaches Us How to Live and His Passion, Death, & Resurrection
Eighth Grade: The Church’s Beginning
Ninth Grade: Morality, Service, and Church
Tenth Grade: Confirmation

To enroll your child please call or text the faith formation office at 607-797-3304 or email our Director of Faith Formation at Jeanne@sta-sp.org.

 

Vacation Bible School: Kingdom Rock

Enter the epic adventure that empowers kids to stand strong. Here, God’s victorious power isn’t a fairy tale—it changes kids forever. PCA wide event for all children K-5th grade.

This event is a week long morning session from 9 am – noon Monday, July 8th – Friday, July 12th at St. James Church Owens Hall. Cost $20 for frist child; $35 for two; family max of $45. Call or text the faith formation office at 797-3304 or email Jeanne@sta-sp.org for more information or to register.

 

Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus grade school program is designed for children going into first through sixth grades in the 2019-2020 school year. The  Program is being hosted by St. Jospeh’s in Endicott and runs Monday through Friday, July 22nd – 26th from 9 am – 3 pm. Cost per child is $15 with $40 family max.

The students are encouraged to be clear and consistent in their faith. They are shown how to view their Lord as a good Father. This personal relationship gives them the confidence to be Christ’s witnesses in the world around them. Finally, Totus Tuus endeavors to show the youth that a humble and courageous desire to know God must be based upon a steadfast and disciplined life of prayer combined with the reception of the sacraments.

Call or text the faith formation office at 607-797-3304 or email jeanne@sta-sp.org for more information and registration.

RCIC

Our Rites of Christian Initiation for Children program is offered to those children who did not receive the Sacraments in typical sequence and timing. We welcome all into our Church, especially the young. This program will offer training and background prior to the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation). Please contact the Rectory for more information.

CSBC – Catholic Schools of Broome County: Faith. Family. Academic Excellence.

We invite all parishioners to consider enrolling their children in the preK-12 programs in Broome County. The three elementary schools (All Saints: Endicott; St. James: Johnson City; and St. John’s: Binghamton) accept students until sixth grade. Seton Catholic Central on Binghamton’s Westside offers classes to grades 7 – 12.

The Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Syracuse carry out the mission of Jesus Christ, bearing witness while proclaiming the Gospel message. Together with families and parishes, our schools provide an education rooted in the Gospel that is “living, conscious and active” including values and ideals that are in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. To learn more about Catholic education in Broome County, visit https://broomecatholicschools.org/.

The Catholic Schools of Broome County welcomes you to consider your child’s academic career a success story waiting to be written. Consider the possibilities and potential waiting to be realized atone of Broome County’s four Catholic schools. The Catholic Schools of Broome County welcome qualified students without regard to race, gender, national or ethnic origin or religion. Contact Director of Admissions & Enrollment Mr. John Kiereck email: jkiereck@syrdiocese.org or phone: 607-748-7423 Ext. 3.