Getting ready for a new year! All youth are invited!
Youth Faith Formation at St. Patrick Catholic Church is alive and well! As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "Parents are the first in line for handing on the faith." but the catechists at St. Patrick feel a great calling in assisting parents and families in this ministry.
Our classes meet each Wednesday night during the months of September through April, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. under the direction of Mrs. Janet Rubino. We serve the children of our parish in Grades 1-12 and we are very proud of our facilities in the Father Raymond J. Murrin Family Life Center.
Our children are taught through a series textbooks approved by the Diocese of Birmingham. We have added a program for our Confirmation preparation class from Ascension Press entitled, "Theology of the Body for Teens" which was approved by Bishop Baker for all those teens preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation. This course is specifically designed for 6th through 8th grade students to go beyond traditional chastity programs by assisting students with answers and tools needed to successfully and safely navigate through life.
All children of the parish in Grades 1-12 are welcome to attend our classes and we especially encourage all parents and families to register their children who attend public schools.
St. Patrick Faith Formation is also proud to offer an Exceptional Education Classroom. The Nazareth House curriculum, prepared by Sr. Mary Vernon Gentle, is used to teach children of all ages, disabilities, and abilities. For more information, or if you would like to register your child, please contact the church office at 798-5326. God bless!