Read with LoveFamily Faith Formation & Activities Commission

Our Mission Statement:

The mission of the Youth Faith Formation and Activities Commission is to assist parish Directors of Faith Formation in the research, reaction, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of parish Faith Formation.

 

The Youth Faith Formation and Activities encompass the following parish organizations, programs and ministries:

Baptism Preparation

Baptisms are celebrated on the second Sunday of each month, except during Lent, for registered parishioners who have attended a Pre-Baptism class. To make arrangements, please call 442-7081.

Confirmation Prep.

The Rite of Confirmation is coordinated with and through the Life Teen Youth Ministry. Please contact the coordinator for further information or click on the link to access the ROC web site. Confirmation Registration Form

Early Childhood Center

Light of Christ Early Childhood Center is a Catholic School for children age 2 to 4 years. We are committed to providing a developmentally appropriate program that encourages the spiritual, physical, intellectual, social and emotional areas of total child growth. The faculty and staff of Light of Christ Early Childhood Center, assisted by supportive community and family members, seek to ensure an accepting, safe, secure, Christian environment where children are free to learn and grow.

First Holy Communion Preparation

Each year the parish rejoices with a beautiful class of First Communicants! There should be at least one year of Faith Formation prior to the year of immediate preparation for First Holy Communion. This guideline is met through participation in a Catholic school or parish Faith Formation program. Each free-standing preparation program involves the collaborative effort of the parish community and the families of those presented for sacraments. For any questions, please call 442-7081.

First Rite of Reconciliation Preparation

It is a wonderful moment when a child comes to Jesus in the Rite of Reconciliation! There should be at least one year of Faith Formation prior to the year of immediate preparation for the First Rite of Reconciliation. This guideline is met through participation in a Catholic school or parish Faith Formation program. Each free-standing preparation program involves the collaborative effort of the parish community and the families of those presented for sacraments. For any questions, please call 442-7081.

Library

In the Hall of the Parish Center, open to all on the honor system, is a collection of Catholic reading from scripture study to lives of saints. Everyone is free to borrow any of these books on prayer, morality, theology, and spiritual growth. All who love to read will love our library! We ask only two things: First, if you take something, bring it back! Secondly, when it's time to clean out your library at home, bring us only your best spiritual books! Even though it's an honor-system library open to all, we want to keep a high standard for our parishioners!

High School Youth Grades (9-12)

The Life Teen Program is a youth ministry program with a strong focus on the Eucharist. Starting with a weekly Life Teen Mass, high school teens are placed in an environment where they have the opportunity to fully experience the greatest gift we have as the Church. This liturgy provides the cultural connection for the teens-allowing them to take ownership of their faith so it's not just their "parent's thing" anymore. They begin to develop a relationship with Jesus that is both personal and real: Immediately following the Mass, teens gather for the Life Night to learn about the Church and their faith in challenging ways. Also visit: www.loclifeteen.org .

Middle School Youth Grades (6-8)

When young adolescents hit grades 6, 7, & 8, lots of crazy things happen; bodies are growing rapidly, reasoning skills increase, boys like girls, girls like boys, and both are starting think about what it will be like to be a teen or an adult. They are not really children anymore, but they are not adults either. They are in a place we could call- The Edge. The Edge is a Catholic youth ministry designed to meet the educational, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of young adolescents. The youth are making decisions and beginning to question who they are, what they believe, and who they want to be. The Edge provides a unique environment to help them through these transitions. However, parents are always the primary teachers, through word and example, for youth. Parental involvement is imperative. For any questions, call 727-442-3418. Volunteer Opportunities Also visit: www.loclifeteen.org .

Faith Formation Pre-School

To assist parents with children not-yet-ready for Mass, classes are provided for children of ages 2, 3, 4 and 5 from 9:30 - 10:30 am. The purpose of these classes are to provide excellent child-care (including a wonderful play environment and a light snack), to give our little ones stories from the Bible (especially about Jesus), to pray and sing together, and to begin instruction about the Mass (to help them get ready to be with the family at Church). To register your little one, please call 442-7081. Volunteer Opportunities 2014-15 Calendar 2014-15 Calendario

SPOTLIGHT MASS

2012 - 2013 SPOTLIGHT MASS PARTICIPATION The purpose of the Spotlight Mass is to strengthen the relationship between Faith Formation classes and the Mass. Once per month, a Faith Formation class will actively participate during the 9:30am Mass filling the following roles: lector (grades 4 and up), gift bearers, greeters, and distribute bulletins. The grade level is spotlighted during October - May, on the second Sunday of the month. A brief training session is required for lectors and gift bearers. Spotlighted children, and their families, have reserved pews during Mass.

Parents for Kids

We are an organization comprised of parents of young children attending Light of Christ preschool. Our purpose is to assist teachers with classroom projects, enabling them to spend added time with our children. The meetings, held the first Wednesday of each month, give parents an opportunity to socialize while lending out support to the school.

Vacation Bible School

A week of summer fun for children. Usually held during July.

Read with LoveChairperson

Karen Cappello

Read with LoveMembers of the Commission

Debbie Barry

Chris McBride

Mary Lou Kelly

Read with LoveStaff Members

Susie Briggs

Tanya Burbee

Debbie Carollo

Stacy Fuchs

Nancy Gates

Vicki Graves

Cat House

Maria Keaton

Melanie Kordana

Clare McMahon (Teen representative)

Fr. Jacob Monteleone - ex officio

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