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

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Hurricane Ian update: Sunday classes begin November 6; Wednesday classes on November 9.

Family Faith Printable Calendar  (click name to open, print and keep)

 

Please remember:

  • 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 morning or Wednesday night).
  • Communication is primarily through email and this website.

Registration closed at the end of October.  Contact Kristi with any late requests. If you're looking for information about preparing for First Holy Communion, click here.

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

 

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.

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Click here for the Family Faith Information Booklet 2022-2023.

 

For more information, please contact:

Kristine Neumayer Jenkins
Director of Family Faith Formation

239-963-4795

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 young children to Mass with you, they began to realize this is a special place where we gather with friends.  Special actions and events happen gathered in this place. They watch you approach the altar to receive Jesus and they also want to be a part of Eucharist. Faith-filled events and daily happenings should permeate all of family life. This is where faith happens, within the family.  We, at St. William’s recognize that you, as parents, are blessed to foster your children’s spiritual growth. We wish to be your partner and helper in this journey with your family.  We offer opportunities through our Family Faith Formation for you, the parents to be nourished in your faith.  This will allow you to be able to likewise nourish your children in their journey.