About the Sunday School
“Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when family member helps one another grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents” (Catechism, 2226).
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Children,
WELCOME to Saints Peter and Paul Church and our Parish Christian Faith Formation Program for parishioners with children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. We are delighted to partner with you the parents and guardians of these beautiful children. Whether you are new to our Church or have been with us for years, we hope you will feel at home with us as we worship, pray, learn, serve, and grow in faith together.
OUR STAFF AND YOU
We are a small and dedicated staff of volunteers. As part of our Sunday School covenant with you, we will call upon parents to assist in the classrooms or as arrival and dismissal helpers. We are especially happy to invite your participation in at least 4 larger-scale events including; Harvest Fest, Advent Wreath Making, Breakfast with Saint Nicholas and Mother’s Day Tea. All of these will be Sunday School events and our Middle School Youth will play a key role in these opportunities for growing in knowledge and awareness of how our Catholic traditions reflect in our lives.
Parent involvement is also essential in helping your children with both their studies and their overall faith foundation. Please pray with your children daily, attend Sunday or Saturday Mass weekly and find ways to serve others. Children, beginning in First Grade, are required to have memorized; The Lord’s Prayer, The Hail Mary, and the Glory Be, as well as knowing how to pray and make the Sign of the Cross.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REGISTRATION
Please remember a separate registration is required for those who are eligible for First Holy Communion. The requirements for eligibility for the reception of the sacraments include:
Child is in Second Grade or Older
Baptized in a Catholic Church (otherwise, please contact us)
Faithful and weekly participation in the weekend liturgy
Successful completion of Religious Education classes in either a Catholic Church Program, like Sunday School, or a Catholic School
Participation in Parent and Child Meetings, Sessions, and Retreats
Family must be registered, active parishioners
If your child is eligible and ready to begin preparation, please complete the First Holy Communion Request for Registration here.
You can reach me or our Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Stasi, by calling 410-822-6581 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
FOLLOWING JESUS IS THE WORK OF A LIFETIME
Guiding your family in following Jesus is both a serious duty and a challenge. Let’s not forget, however, it is our heritage and should be celebrated and charged with intense joy! We must support and promote the formation of our children through relationships with adults, like yourself, who live and model the Christian faith.
Joyfully in Christ,
Saints Peter and Paul Church
Christian Faith Formation Director
Click here to download the Sunday School Calendar for 2022 -2023