CFF is a wonderful opportunity for children and parents alike to experience the presence of God in their lives and come to a new and deeper understanding of our church community. Working as a family, we hope to help children grow in faith and familiarize themselves with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church by translating them into developmentally appropriate, interactive lessons. Come learn, pray and grow with your Saint Agnes family!
These sessions are designed to help the children grow in faith, identity and understanding of the Catholic Church. Grade 1 through 8 meet on Sunday mornings, from 9:15 –10:15 in the Mark Salkind Academic & Athletics Center at 1639 Oak Street & in the Ignatian Spiritual Life Center at 1611 Oak Street. Sessions begin in late September and end in early May.
Children who wish to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist must also attend the corresponding Sacrament Preparation class with an adult who can support their faith journey. Be sure to indicate on the Registration Form if you wish your children to receive any of these Sacraments this year. Contact Grace Salceanu for more information.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is crucial step in the faith journey of a young person. Our program is geared toward 8th graders but teens of all ages are welcome. It blends religious education, faith sharing, community service and spiritual development in a way that is personal and fosters strong ties between the Confirmation candidates.
The formation for Confirmation involves a two-year program with weekly sessions on Sundays from 9:15-10:15am (September-May). To join in our formation program for confirmation in September 2018, register here.
The Liturgy of the Word especially for children is held during the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Our program is growing! Due to a consistent increase in participants, we are going to have Children’'s liturgy “junior” for our youngest parishioners, ages 4-5. They will gather in the St. Francis Room. Our older kids. ages 6-10, will meet in the Chapel. Our children will all be sent forth together with our wonderful leaders who prepare thoughtful and fun lessons!
The fees that are charged are used to purchase materials that are needed for sessions such as: textbooks, stationery and snacks, etc. These fees cover the entire year. If this is a problem for anyone, please contact Grace Salceanu for the possibility of a scholarship. No child will be turned away due to financial difficulty!
Registration is now open for the 2018/19 year. The last day to register is August 5. Please contact Grace@SaintAgnesSF.com for any questions.
If you would like to register your children for Children’s Faith Formation classes this year, please fill out the online Registration form. Parents of new students are asked to send in a copy of their child’s baptismal certificate with registration.