Online Faith Formation Registration 2019
Read below for program descriptions, register online via the links or dowload and print paper registration forms.
Click here to read the 2019 parish letter explaining this year's faith formation programming and registration.
Online Registration Links
Register for Wednesday night faith formation, traditional or CGS models: https://forms.gle/cidGhZPtNkLcuLhR7
Register for Sunday School at St. Peter's: https://forms.gle/PrYVKkTqZe8QCpbw5
Make checks payable to your parish and mail to the Faith Formation Office, 1125 11th Ave N, St. Cloud, MN 56303.
Wednesday Night Classes
Families have options! Read on to learn about the two models of Faith Formation offered at St. Peter's, Paul's, Michael's and Joseph's!
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a program of faith formation based on the work Dr. Sofia Cavalletti, a Biblical scholar trained in Catholic theology, and Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori educator. As with other Montessori education settings, the child in CGS leads their own discovery in faith. The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School in Ohio has a helpful explanation of CGS on their website: https://www.gscmontessori.org/academics/curriculum/catechesis/
Consider also going over to YouTube and watching some video clips about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd model of faith formation: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=catechesis+of+the+good+shepherd
Twenty students will be admitted into our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Classrooms on a first-come-first-served basis. CGS classes will run from 6:15-7:45 pm on Wednesday nights.
Traditional Faith Formation
The traditional model of faith formation utilizes a school-based systematic learning methodology in small groups. Most grade levels use workbooks or include a writing or creative expression component. Our ACC faith formation program will be utilizing resources from Our Sunday Visitor for most classrooms. Learn more about Our Sunday Visitor curriculum here: https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/aicinfo/overview/parish
Some videos about the Alive in Christ curriculum series can be found: https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/aicinfo/videos/parish
Classes taught in the traditional model of faith formation will be held from 6:15-7:15 pm on Wednesday nights.
Sunday Faith Formation
Many of our parishes have options for Sunday faith formation in the form of Sunday School, Children's Liturgy of the Word and Prayground. Read on to learn more.
St. Peter's - Sunday School
Sunday School Registration for 2019-2020 is open! Classes resume October 6th and run through the school year meeting during 10:30 Mass at St. Peter's. Sunday School is open to 3 year olds- 1st graders. If you have any questions, please call Meaghan Baynes at 320-249-8973. This program is open to ALL children, not just parishioners, so if you know of families who have children who would enjoy it please let them know about it. Thank you!
St. Michael's - Children's Liturgy fo the Word
St. Paul's - Prayground