St. Kenneth's believes parents are the primary catechists and best teachers of the faith for their children. Our faith is lived out in the context of family, so parents have a primary role in their children's faith life. In addition to systematic faith formation, sacramental preparation for Eucharist and Reconciliation is supported by the parish. St. Kenneth provides parents with orientation and materials to use at home. Gatherings such as retreat, Blessing Cup Meal and Family Forgiveness Night reinforce the family/faith context of our sacramental life.
Children’s Faith Formation Program (CFP)
St. Kenneth's assists parents in forming their children in the faith through systematic programming by providing catechesis for children grades 1-5 through weekly after school sessions with trained parish catechists. Children absorb the Gospel message through exploration of the Sunday readings, called lectionary-based catechesis. Prayer and service are also incorporated into faith formation.
Click below to view the resources available to parents and catechists. Use the browser "back" button to return to this page. Some material is in a format that requires Adobe Reader.
2017-2018 Registration Form (Also available in the Parish Office)
St. Kenneth CFP catechists and catechist assistants are dedicated, fully initiated, actively participating parishioners with a passion for sharing their faith with children. Catechists are well prepared, formed and supported by the Faith Formation Office and are in full compliance with Archdiocesan directives. All programming material is provided by the Faith Formation Department.
Family Religious Education (FRE)
Families are offered an alternative catechetical program, Family Religious Education. Here parents themselves provide structured catechesis for their children at home, using parish-provided materials. Several times during the year families connect with each other for continuing adult faith formation and catechesis for children grades one through seven.
Click below to view the resources available to parents. Use the browser "back" button to return to this page. Some material is in a format that requires Adobe Reader.
2017-2018 FRE Registration Form (Also available in the Parish Office)
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
During June, children entering grades 1-5 in September have the opportunity for a week-long experience of faith stories based on Scripture. Crafts, games, video presentations and music reinforce the biblical theme. Young teens ably assist with their service and faith witness.
Children's Liturgy of the Word
The Church recognizes that young children have special needs when celebrating the Liturgy. Our parish offers Children's Liturgy of the Word (called Rainbow Sunday) during the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses. Children leave the assembly to hear and pray the Gospel in age-appropriate ways. They then return to their families to continue the Liturgy of the Eucharist. There is no registration for this program.
Catholic School Tuition Assistance
Our Parish Finance and Pastoral Councils determined that our parish should
provide financial support to active parish families who send their children to Catholic
Grade or Catholic High Schools.
Click here for the Guidlines and Application form.