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Faith Formation | 2022-23

Foundations of Faith

Foundations of Faith is our primary model of Formation here at St Barbara.  While participation is open to all parishioners, it is expected that all families with children in Pre K4 to 5th grade will participate.

Foundations of Faith will have two options for families this year. Our sessions will be held typically the second and fourth weeks of the month from September to April on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Families will choose to attend either on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.  The dates are as follows:

TUESDAYS

Sept 13 & 27

Oct 11 &25

Nov 15 & 29

Jan 10 & 24

Feb 7 & 14

March 14 & 28

April 11

WEDNESDAYS

Sept 14 & 28

Oct 12 & 26

Nov 16 &30

Jan 11 & 25

Feb 8 & 15

March 15 & 29

April 12

TOPIC

We are called to pray

Mary and the Rosary

Advent/Christmas/Lectio Divina

Adoration

Palm Burning/Stations/Examine

Triduum

Divine Mercy Chaplet 

The first session will have the family staying together for the learning and will include dinner.  Time will be 5:30-8:00

The second session will be grade level based, with the adult session (with Will Smith as the presenter) and will run from 6:30-8:00 with no dinner

When registering, be sure to indicate if you will attend Tuesday Sessions or Wednesday Sessions.

The cost for this year is:

Family Registration with dinner at the first session of each month $110

Family Registration with no dinner at the first session of each month $60

Adult Only Registration $30

Payment may be made via check or credit card. Instructions will be provided with your confirmation.


Students in 6th – 12th Grade

We will not be offering a youth service component this year.  If any middle or high school youth ministry member is interested in being a catechist aide in the sessions, or helping with the babysitting, they are welcome to be a part of that ministry as well.

Middle and high school formation will be done through our youth ministry program.   You can read more about that program here.

It is expected that those in 6th -8th grade will be actively participating in middle school youth ministry as part of the preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation.


Faith Formation in the Home

If you are unable to attend on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, another option does exist.  Families with children in Pre K4 to 5th grade may choose the home based option.  This option occurs at home with the purchase of a textbook and a syllabus is given for the completion of the lessons on a yearly schedule. There is a $35 per child book cost for this program.


2022-2023 Faith Formation Registration

CHILDREN

PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE(Required)
I hereby grant to the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, St. Barbara Parish and its respective licensees, successors and assigns, the right and permission, with respect to those photographs taken of me or the minor named on whose behalf I am signing, and with respect to any printed or electronic matter in connection therewith, to do the following: To include such photographs on the Diocese of Greensburg website, social media or St. Barbara Parish websites, social media and on print material from today forward unless notified in writing by you. To use my name, or the name of the minor on whose behalf I am signing, in connection with the foregoing from today forward unless notified in writing by you. I hereby release, discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Diocese of Greensburg and its legal representatives, licensees, successor and assigns, from all claims and demands whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the foregoing, and waive any right to inspect or approve the same. I hereby release, discharge and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Diocese of Greensburg and its legal representatives, licensees, successor and assigns, from all claims and demands whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the foregoing, and waive any right to inspect or approve the same. Please note that if you do not agree to this consent you or your child will be asked to wear a "NO PHOTO" bracelet throughout the sessions to help our photographers.

Registration Selection

SESSION CHOICE(Required)
REGISTRATION TYPE


Costs for Formation this year are as follows:

FOUNDATIONS OF FAITH

Family Registration with dinner at the first session of each month $110

Family Registration with no dinner at the first session of each month $60

Adult Only Registration $30

FORMATION IN THE HOME

Each Child $35


Foundations of Faith
Payment

Checks should be mailed to:

St. Barbara Church, Attn: Joan Duncan,

111 Raymaley Rd., Harrison City, PA 15636 OR

Faith Formation in the Home
Payment

Checks should be mailed to:

St. Barbara Church, Attn: Joan Duncan,

111 Raymaley Rd., Harrison City, PA 15636 OR