Youth Formation

Elementary [Pre-Kinder – 5th Grade]

SUNDAY SESSION TIMES

9:30 am – 11:00 am

11:30 am – 1:00 pm        [Spanish]

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Faith Formation for elementary age children at the Church of the Holy Spirit strives to assist parents with children in Pre-K through 5th grade in professing and living the Catholic faith. We abide by National Directory for Catechesis and Archdiocese of San Antonio Guidelines. In Catechesis with children, we use a blended model of classroom instruction, family and community faith sharing opportunities. Parents and children are invited/expected to participate in all aspects while each of us is “Growing in Faith Through All We Do!”

Elementary faith formation classes and special events are to assist and support parents as the “primary educators in the faith and ‘the first heralds of the faith with regard to their children” (National Directory for Catechesis). “…all members make up the family, and each can make a unique contribution to creating the basic environment in which a sense of God’s loving presence is awakened and faith in Jesus Christ is confessed, encouraged, and lived” (National Directory for Catechesis). Next to home and family, the witness of the catechist is pivotal in every phase of the catechetical process. Therefore it is essential that parents, catechists, and the entire parish community intentionally journey together so that we may all “Help us from an inclusive parish community of shared and living faith…” (Church of the Holy Spirit; Vision Prayer).

  • Classroom opportunities:
    • Pre-Kinder & Kinder – Our Sunday Visitor’s Allelu! An early childhood program with innovations that make it easy to engage every child and build his/her faith!
    • 1st – 5th grade – Our Sunday Visitor’s Alive in Christ curriculum is intentional in its focus on the life, mission and saving work of Jesus Christ. Which helps lay the foundation for a lifelong relationship with Jesus! Sacred Scripture from both the Old and New Testament is presented in ways that encourage students to learn about the people and stories of the Bible and listen to the voice of God. Alive in Christ provides a comprehensive and systematic presentation of the Catholic faith. Key themes of Catholic teaching are repeated each year through a grade-level lens, building on the child’s knowledge of the faith at each developmental stage.
  • Community Faith Sharing:
    • This element of the curriculum involves family participation in seasonal, intergenerational and parish-wide events as well as regular participation in weekly Sunday Mass.

Contact Sister Arlene Vasquez, MCDP, Elementary Coordinator, with any questions at (210) 341-1397, ext. 8326 or srarlene@holyspiritsa.org.

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Elementary Registration 2016-2017

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 Middle School [6th – 8th Grades]

SUNDAY SESSION TIME
5:30 pm Mass
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Edge, a Catholic middle school ministry program, is designed to meet the catechetical, educational, spiritual, emotional and social needs of young adolescents. Edge replaces the traditional classrooms model of catechesis for a parish. Today’s middle school students face the societal issues that high school youth face. Therefore, it is vital that we reach this age group.

Edge Overview
Edge is a weekly, experiential, large-group catechetical gathering with a small – group component. Both parents and Confirmed high school age teens can serve as Edge Core team members. Edge fits well into most parishes and creates excitement among middle school youth.

Please call the Faith Formation Office (210) 341-1397 to register your child.  There will be no registrations allowed on the first day of class.

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Edge Calendar 2016-2017

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High School [9th – 12th Grades]

SUNDAY SESSION TIME
5:30 pm Mass
6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Our High School program is LIFE TEEN. The curriculum focuses on making disciples. For teens, it is about the connection between faith and daily living. The emphasis moves to real world application and an ability to actively articulate their faith. The Faith Formation process is tightly woven throughout the entire high school formation program, where catechesis, prayer, service, retreats, social events, etc. are all various parts of living and growing in our faith.  Life Teen is an international Catholic movement that serves the Church by providing resources and faith experiences that help lead teens closer to Christ. This is accomplished through a vibrant Eucharistic spirituality and by creating widespread opportunities for teens to grow in their faith.

Please call the Faith Formation Office (210) 341-1397 to register your child.  There will be no registrations allowed on the first day of class.

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Life Teen Registration 2016-2017

Life Teen Calendar 2016-2017

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