Welcome to Holy Family’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry programs. This section of our site is designed to convey basic information regarding our policies and procedures. In addition, we have included an overview of our Pre-school and Elementary school curricula, as well as our Youth Ministry program. Updated Handbook Coming soon!
Holy Family’s Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Programs do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, sex, national origin or handicap conditions.
Each child must be formally registered prior to participating in the Faith Formation (FF) or Youth Ministry (YM) programs. Registration and Health History forms are available from the Office of FF/YM or by clicking on the appropriate link below. Tuition for the program is $65 for 1 child, $125 for 2 children, $180 for 3 children and $225 for 4 or more children. An additional sacramental fee of $65.00 is required of all students preparing for a sacrament. (Sacramental Fee after June 30th – $80.00; after August 15th – $95.00) Tuition for students of catechists is waived; and reduced by 50% for aides participating in the program; the sacramental fee is not waived. Tuition will be confidentially waived for anyone with an expressed financial need. For your convenience you may mail your payment to the Faith Formation office, drop it in the collection basket, or bring it by the church. Tuition payments may be enclosed with the form or you can pay online with a credit card.
Please note: All families of children registered in the Faith Formation or Youth Ministry programs must also be registered in the Parish. For a parish registration form please go to our home page and submit an electronic form.
To submit forms electronically use the following:
Students Health History to submit electronically.
Formato De Historia de Salud presenter electronicamente.
Inter-Generational Faith Formation (IFF) to submit electronically
Familia Registro presenter electronicamente
New Students to Faith Formation to submit electronically
Estudiante Nuevo Registro para Formacion de Fe Catequesis presenter
To print forms and submit manually use the following:
Registration – New Family Faith Formation & Youth Ministry or Faith Formation & Youth Ministry
Registration – Familia Nueva Registro para Formación de Fe or Registro para Formación de Fe
Health History Form
Formulario De Historial Medico
Baptisms take place each month on the first and third Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM and must be scheduled at least one month in advance. A Parent Preparation class is required and takes place on the last Tuesday of each Month at 7:00 PM. Reservations are required! In order to have a child baptized at Holy Family the family must be registered in the parish. Registration forms are available on our home page. Contact the Faith Formation Office at Extension #214 or by e-mailing email@example.com to register for the prep class or schedule a baptism.
Children of ages 3, to 5 may participate in classes during the Sunday 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM Masses. This program offers a variety of activities in a structured setting, including bible stories, arts and crafts, music, prayer and playtime. The curriculum is Bible story based program that introduces the children to the many lessons of the bible. The classes meet each week with some exceptions, beginning in September and ending in May. The calendar for these classes is included in the handbook.
Grades K through 5 meet weekly during the school year. Two sessions are offered on Wednesdays at 4:15 to 5:30 PM or 6:15 to 7:30 PM in the Family Center. Grade 1 is part of the two year required Sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist. All classes begin in August and end in May. Reconciliation is scheduled for early January and First Eucharist in late April or early May. Students attending St. Leo or Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Elementary Schools are excused from First grade attendance in our program. Second grade students must attend a sacramental Preparation class once a month. Calendars for these classes are distributed at the open house and are available in the Faith Formation Office as well as here on the website.
Middle School Faith Formation (Grades 6 through 8) meet in the Family Center on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. They are involved in a total youth program designed to meet the physical, spiritual and social needs of the young adolescent. Calendars with additional activities are available on the Youth Ministry page.
In the Charlotte diocese, students are confirmed at the age of 13, normally during 8th grade, and have two years of preparation before receiving the sacrament. Students attending a Catholic Elementary school are excused from attending Faith Formation classes the first year (normally 7th grade) and 8th grade classes, except on special class dates, for which a calendar is issued, and the retreat. Please select the appropriate document from the list below:
Faith Formation classes are scheduled for high school students on Sunday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the Youth Room in the Curlin Center. Youth will learn what the church stands for and its beliefs. Discussions and reflections will help them to understand their role as young Catholics in today’s world. For additional events, please check out the Youth Ministry page
Children who have not been baptized, or who are beyond the traditional age for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are invited to participate with their parents and families in the children’s catechumenate. This is a series of classes & workshops that prepare the children for reception of the sacraments and provide support for the parents, as well as updating them in current theology. Call the Office of Faith Formation if you would like to enroll your child in this program. An additional sacramental fee of $65.00 per child is due to cover the cost of additional supplies and activities.
Bishop McGuinness High School, St. Leo’s and Our Lady of Mercy Schools
Holy Family pays Bishop McGuinness High School an annual subsidy assessment to cover the cost of educating its students. Each family is provided with a Pastor Recommendation form to complete. The parish also pays a subsidy to the respective elementary school for each of its attending students. The elementary schools provide the family with a Parish Participation Voucher to be submitted to the church office for processing. The voucher is returned to the respective school, stating that the family is active and participating in the Parish, thus qualifying students for the Catholic tuition rate.
INTER-GENERATIONAL FAITH FORMATION
Inter-Generational Faith Formation is a catechetical session for every member of the parish. Whether you are single, a family with children, or empty-nesters, this program is designed for all members of any size household to participate in the learning experience.
Sessions are held once a month on Sundays from 1:30-4:30 p.m. These sessions provide the participants with a meal, an opportunity for fellowship, age-appropriate learning, and prayer. At the end of each session each household is given a take-home packet that will help to further the faith development at home. The Inter-Generational sessions, along with the take-home kits, will take the place of the traditional Faith Formation classes. If any child or youth is also in a sacramental preparation year they will still need to attend an additional class for the immediate preparation of the sacrament.
Paper Registration – Inter-Generational Faith Formation