GENERATIONS OF FAITH: GIFT (Growing In Faith Together)
The Faith Formation (formerly known as CCD and
Religious Education) movement at St. Rita Church
has been revisited so to be in align with the
National Catechetical Directory and in response to
the challenges of our day and to shift the
paradigm of faith formation from "catechesis as
schooling" to catechesis with the Church as
We are now entering our SEVENTH year using this
model of faith formation. Our mission as life-long
learners is to proclaim the Gospel message of Jesus Christ in family faith sharing, learning, prayer, celebrating and service to all generations; generations of faith. This is the Catholic way of life that is woven into the fabric of daily life including knowledge of Catholic tradition and belief, to provide experiences of a prayerful nature, foster a spirit of Christian community and address social justice issues in event centered activities. The event centered activities are developed around the events our shared life as Church: the Church year, the Sacraments, and the Liturgy.
Introductory Statement from the National Catechetical Directory:
"The catechetical ministry must be understood in relation to Jesus' threefold mission. It is a form of the ministry of the Word, which proclaims and teaches. It leads to and flows from the ministry of worship which sanctifies through prayer and sacrament. It supports the ministry of service, which is linked to efforts to achieve social justice and has traditionally been expressed in spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Its purpose is to make a person's faith become living, conscious and active through the light of instruction. Catechesis is a life-long process for the individual and a constant pastoral activity of the Church."
TOPIC FOR 2012 - 2013
"The Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality"
Director of Faith Formation
Confirmation, Middle and High School Faith Formation
First Eucharist Faith Formation
Assistant Director and K-6 Faith Formation
OFFICE LOCATION AND HOURS
Our office is located in a private home on the north side of our campus parking lot. There you will find a wood gate and a paved sidewalk. Follow the yellow line on the sidewalk to the entrance door of the faith formation office.
The faith formation office is open Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 4:30pm. We are closed on national holidays and some holy days.
DOCUMENTS AND FORMS For the 2012 - 2013 Event Year
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Saint Rita Catholic Church
Wellington, Florida 561-793-8544
WE ALL EAT TOGETHER
A great way to build community
among our Parish families.
OPENING ALL AGES
Introduction to the topic
AGE-SPECIFIC LEARNING GROUPS
All ages learn the same topic,
according to their age levelere to add text.
WHOLE GROUP SHARING
All age group share what they have learned.
Home Kits are given out and explained
for contining to learn at home
Each session will last 2 hours.
Each session will be offered 6 times a month so you can choose the session that best suits your schedule.
Sunday sessions will be from 10:00am to 12:00 noon.
Tuesday sessions will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Print the 2 page form, enter the information, and submit it to the Faith Formation Office.
Faith Formation Ministry
Generations of Faith | Contact Information | Office Location and Hours
Documents and Forms | How Do We Do It?