Faith Formation

IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS ED PROGRAM INFORMATION FOR THIS FALL – GRADES 1-8:

In order to best serve and accommodate our parish families, we are in the process of re-structuring programs and class times for 2021-2022. Please take time to read the registration letter and  download the registration form. For more information contact me at roconnor@syrdio.org or 315 673 4107. Thank you. Renee O’Connor

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:

To be welcoming “gatekeepers” to all who enter our doors and to give witness to Jesus’ love.  We strive to help our children and their families in their own personal faith journeys by walking with them in times of celebration and sorrow.  We seek to share our Catholic Christian identity through religious instructions, faith formation, and by helping our children to continually develop their faith to live as Christians in today’s world.  We hope our efforts will encourage and promote small faith communities, thereby bringing us closer in faith to one another and to God.

PROGRAMS

We serve children and youth in various programs:

CLOW (Children’s Liturgy of the Word) Grades K-3.  During 10:45 Mass, will begin within few months.

Grades: 1-8 – we are offering 3 new in-person learning options (see Registration Form).

Youth Liturgies  for grades 1-8,  will begin within next few months.

Faith in Action  every grade level participates in various social outreach events.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS

Reconciliation (Penance) & First Communion – contact Renee O’Connor

673 4107 or email roconnor@syrdio.org

Confirmation (High School) – contact Laura Carver or Laurie LeFever

email:  sfxconfirmation1@gmail.com

Our curriculum is in accordance with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the National Catechetical Directory approved by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Diocesan Guidelines.

REGISTRATION:

Registration Form 2021

New Student Information Form

Registration letter & form mailed  September  2, 2021 to children enrolled in program last year.

1st Graders and new students to programs, call office 673 4107 or download registration and new student forms.

Open to registered parishioners.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CENTER

The Center is located 2 1/2 blocks from the church at: 53 North St. Marcellus NY 13108 Phone: (315) 673-4107

Hours:  office open M-Th 10- 4 pm    Class days:  Sundays 9 am-11 am     Monday evenings   5:30-7:30 pm

Parking in rear of building where entrance door is located. The Center serves the youth as well as our parishioners and it also provides a  meeting place for the community of Marcellus.

CONTACT:

RENEE O’CONNOR, DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION  roconnor@syrdio.org  or office 673-4107.    (grades 1-8, 1st Penance and 1st Communion)

CONFIRMATION: Laura Carver and Laurie LeFever sfxconfirmation1@gmail.com or call:  315 673 4107.

CHARTER FOR PROTECTION OF CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

The Diocese of Syracuse has implemented the VIRTUS program to assist us in our ministry to create safe environments for our children to meet the requirements of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  To meet this goal, we must assure the training and screening of all clergy, religious, employees and volunteers who have contact with children under the age of 18.  All of our volunteers have submitted to this training and back ground check and re-certification is required every five years.

Safe Environment Training For Children & Youth

Keeping our children safe is an important component of our parish faith formation programs.  The Diocese of Syracuse has introduced a safe environment training program entitled “Circles of Care”.  This program strengthens our commitment, as outlined in the “Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People”, to train and educate our children and youth.  The content of the program can be viewed at :  www.sydrio.org.

Circles of Care provides training for each grade level and will be offered each year and you will be notified by mail before each session.

If you prefer that your child not participate in this training you may request an opt-out form from the Director of Religious Ed or download from Diocesan website.