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 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.
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2014-2015 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.
2014-2015 FRE Registration Form (Also available in the Parish Office)
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
On June 29 - July 2, children entering 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. Details will follow.
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.
Children’s Faith Formation: What’s New
St. Kenneth’s Children’s Faith Formation Programs provide Religious Education for over 375 children. Each year we strive to bring faith filled lessons and experiences based on the Gospel, Liturgical Calendar, and of course the common Rites and Practices of the Catholic Faith to our youth. Please click on the links below to see what is new.
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