Family Faith Formation

"The Church teaches that the primary responsibility for the spiritual growth and development of the children rests first and foremost with the parents.  Parents may share this responsibility with others, but they do not relinquish it."  CCC #2223


Current Families: What's up next?


Our FIRST monthly classes are Sunday April 7 and Wednesday April 10

Classes for all grade levels - Unit 6 Review is due (Grade 1 is pgs 247-248, all other grades pgs 253-254)

Sunday parents: Fr. George will be our guest - bring questions to ask and stories to tell (see your email)!

All Parents: Discuss Chapter 5 of "Real Presence".  (Watch a 30 min video summary of chapter 5

Our second Wednesday class will be Apr 17 

Wednesday Family Class for First Communion families only (Sessions 1-5 should be complete) .

Our second Sunday class will be Apr 21  

Grade Level classes for most children, the parent class is for the already-enrolled First Communion parents.  

First Communion Classes:   Children should have completed through Session 5 in their yellow folders.

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MAY 5 at 10am in the Church Hall is the END OF YEAR BRUNCH for registered families in the program (see email to RSVP)

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Click here for info on the weeklong summer morning camp: Vacation Bible School

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FAMILY RESOURCES FOR EASTER SEASON (through Pentecost on May 19)

Divine Mercy Color or Craft:  Click here for a free resource from Holy Heroes or here for a fee-based download packet from Arma Dei (Equipping Catholic Families)

The HALLOW app has Easter and prayer meditations for adults *and kids* - download the app for prayers & reminders


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This year's registration is currently closed, and our Sunday classes are full.  Registration for next year will begin in July, with classes beginning in late August.

Kristi Jenkins - Director, Family Faith @ St. William, 750 Seagate Dr, Naples FL 34104



Additional Information about our Family Faith Ministry:

  • One parent or guardian attends class at the same time as your registered child(ren). 
  • Babies, toddlers or younger children are also welcome to stay with their parent(s).
  • Your family attends the same day each month (either Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights).
  • Communication is primarily through email and this website.
  •  Contact Kristi with any questions. If you're looking for information about First Holy Communion, click here.



For Parent and intergenerational resources on cybersafety, please click here.


Eucharistic Revival:

Looking for ways to participate in the national Eucharistic revival with your children?

The Catholic Scout committee has developed a patch that can be earned by Catholics of any age:  click here

Catholic Sprouts has developed a Eucharistic challenge:  click here.

Of course, there's Mass and devotions here at the parish: bring the little or not-so-little kids and join in.  See bulletin or home page for current Mass & Adoration times.



Interested in a local women's book group? Join us once a month to discuss a variety of good literature from a Catholic point of View.  We meet on select Tuesdays, once a month, from 10am - 11:30am in room 222 of the Ministry Center.  Our group is inter-generational, with some women at different stages of mothering and others without children. Visit the website to sign up with the national organization (including the membership fee), The Well Read Mom, then contact Ashley or Kristi at the office for more information.  





Entertaining, chapter story podcasts from The Merry Beggars, including A Christmas Carol 


52 Sundays logo

Discussion, Recipes and a Family Challenge to go with every Sunday Mass from 52 Sundays

Catholic Icing: Divine Mercy and St. Faustina Crafts, Printables, and More

Looking for ideas and activities for ages 2-7?  Try out Catholic Icing


Find inspiration for the "spiritual journey to motherhood and beyond" at Prayer, Wine, Chocolate

Plan to Join Us at the Catholic Moms Summit

This website seeks to create a community for Catholic parents through articles and more:  Catholic Mom


Interested in gathering with other Catholic families locally? We are looking for families to pilot Trinity House Communities.


Want an online "clubhouse" for your kids to learn and connect with other Catholic kids?  Check out Catholic Sprouts.


Looking for a local homeschool group OR want to do religious education online through an established school?   Contact Kristi at the office for suggestions.


.St. William Parish Family Faith Formation works together with families to provide faith formation for children and their parents or guardians. Catechesis enables our faith to become living, conscious, and active -- especially through God’s Word in Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church.  Catechesis is a life-long process for each individual, and the work of the entire Catholic community.

For more information, please contact:

Kristine Neumayer Jenkins
Director of Family Faith Formation

239-963-4795 or  click name to email



Our program strives to work together with you, to become closer in Christian community to live as Jesus taught us: through love, faithfulness, scripture, faith-sharing and example.

Children are introduced to God by the knowledge that everything around them comes from God. Growing within the security of their family it is the opportunity for parents to begin introducing stories of Jesus.  When you take your children to Mass with you, they began to realize this is a special place where we gather with friends to recognize the presence of God.  They watch you approach the altar to receive Jesus in the Eucharist and they also want to receive, to deepen their relationship with God.  Faith-filled events and daily recognition can permeate all of family life. The family - YOUR family - is where you begin to live out your faith in God:  through daily prayer, through learning to see God in the way you treat each other, through learning to trust God in everything that happens.

We at St. William’s recognize that you, as parents, are blessed to foster your children’s spiritual growth. We want to be your partner in this journey with your family, helping you find resources for your parenting in the faith.  We offer opportunities for children to learn about Catholicism through classes and events.  We offer opportunities for parents to be nourished in your faith and to form relationships with other practicing Catholics through our Family Faith Formation classes.  We expect regular Mass attendance, and offer strategies and encouragment for making it a meaningful experience of God.  These combined opportunities allow each member of your family to be nourished by the Church and to be able to nourish your children in their own faith journey. 


Click here for the Family Faith Information Booklet.

Want to volunteer as a catechist, assistant or hall monitor?  Call Kristi, we'd love to help you serve!