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 10:40-11:30 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 10:40-11:30 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 -2020
If we are blessed to go ahead with our Vacation Bible School this summer it may very well look different. We are looking into a new and creative way to still bring this fun-filled program to our youth. We will continue to keep you updated as we work through these changing times.
Because of the Covid19 pandemic Totus Tuus has been canceled this coming summer. Let us continue to pray for an end to this pandemic and healing for body, mind and spirit.
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. 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.
Call or text the faith formation office at 607-797-3304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and registration.
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: email@example.com or phone: 607-748-7423 Ext. 3.