FCAT: Family Catechesis

New for the 2019-2020 year, the Family Catechesis program will take the place of the previous Traditional RE Program on Sundays for students in Grades 1 through 6. Families who enroll in Family Catechesis will attend 9:30am Mass once per month and then head to McDonough Hall for about an hour of reflection, discussion and activities – first as a family, then separately for parents, students in Grades 1 through 3, and students in Grades 4 through 6. Teams of catechists will work with each grouping for about 1/2 hour or so and then the groups will rejoin for wrap up and closing prayer. Families will then work on designated parts of the grade-level Loyola Press books with their students for the remainder of the month until the next monthly gathering, sending in online assessments for each student’s session.

Students also receive formation for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation at the appropriate age and readiness through the parish Sacrament Preparation program. The formation for all sacraments includes students and their parents in a multi-generational setting which fosters prayer, formation, and service throughout their preparation process.

Questions? – Please contact our Director of Religious Education / Parish Life & Formation Director, Marrey Picciotti, at mpicciotti@stgilesparish.org or 708-383-3430 X 408.