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Faith Formation Overview
Jesus the Divine Word Parish, in the Roman Catholic tradition, offers families the opportunity for religious formation through our Faith Formation Program. Faith Formation is a continuous program of religious education, from Kindergarten through 8th Grade and into adulthood. Our goal is to help the students discover a personal relationship with Jesus through salvation history, the sacraments and Holy Scripture. It is our desire that the training they receive here will be taken with them throughout their lives. Students participate in a loving, nurturing, and age-appropriate environment while attending Faith Formation. Our teaching endeavors to supplement the Roman Catholic teachings the child receives in the home.
Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion begin in the first grade and, if all requirements are fulfilled, are received at the end of the second grade. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins in eighth grade and, if requirements are fulfilled, is received at the end of ninth grade.
Students at all levels learn doctrine, traditions and biblical principles through teaching, study, discussions, drama, music, video and hands-on crafts (or object lessons). Children also learn by observation and modeling; therefore, staffing each classroom with qualified volunteers who are committed to the spiritual development of your child is important to our program.