Family Faith Formation

        Summer Vacation Bible Camp: Seeing With the Eyes of God, June 28-August 30

Families-due to the pandemic, we won't be offering Vacation Bible Camp at St. Ambrose Academy this year. However, several directors of faith formation, together with the diocesan Office of Evangelization & Catechesis have collaborated to bring you a unique, virtual VBS for your entire family! Read the blurb from the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis below:

HELLO FELLOW TRAVELER! 

We look forward to sharing this summer journey of faith with you.  Are you ready to See with the Eyes of God?  REMEMBER, that this journey is for all households!  Kids, Parents, Grandparents, Teens, Singles…the trip is what you make of it!!  Consider how you will use the journey to enrich your relationship with God and others this summer!

There are many ways that households can join the journey.  It can be a summer-long excursion from June 28-August 30, a quick day trip or an occasional outing!  Whatever you choose, it is a unique way for us to take a virtual journey with one another across our diocese!

Get started right away! Just click on the link, and you will be taken to all the resources needed for your virtual VBS.  Visit this week's itinerary for activities the week of June 28th.

Know that you are all in our prayers to stay safe and well. 

Contact Melissa Mang at melissa.mang@dor.org or at (585)288-5000, ext. 121 with questions.

Great Summer Faith Events for Everyone: Growing in Faith Together

Read the latest E-Newsletter from the diocesan Office of Evangelization & Catechesis 

"Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child's earliest years. This happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents." Catechism of the Catholic Church #2226. 

Our mission is to help you as parents/guardians to nurture and foster growth in the Catholic faith of your children.  This is accomplished with help from Catechists/volunteers of our Parish who give of their time and talents. At Peace of Christ Parish, the family faith formation program for children in Grades PreK ( age 4) through 5 exists to assist families in the faith growth and development of their children.

Our classes meet weekly, on Sundays, 11am-Noon at St. Ambrose Academy. We also meet five Sundays throughout the year for family/intergenerational gatherings. 

2020-21 Faith Formation Options for Children in Grades K through 5

1) Sundays (Hybrid): Children meet five (5) Sunday mornings, 11am-Noon, at St. Ambrose Academy classrooms on the following dates: 9/13/2020; 11/1/2020; 1/10/2021; 3/21/2021; and 5/2/2021. During this time-while children are meeting with their teachers in the classrooms- parents/guardians stay to attend five (5) meetings in St. Ambrose Church to receive materials and instruction on teaching the weekly at-home lessons.

2) Home study: Families pick up faith formation materials for their children on the following Sunday mornings, 11am-Noon, at St. Ambrose Church parking lot: 9/13/2020; 11/1/2020; 1/10/2021; 3/21/2021; and 5/2/2021. Parents (only) are required to attend all five (5) Zoom meetings on the following Monday evenings, 7-8pm: 9/14/2020; 11/2/2020; 1/11/2021; 3/22/2021; and 5/3/2021 to receive instruction on teaching the weekly lessons at home.

First Sunday (Hybrid) faith formation classes begin with parent and child meetings on Sunday, September 13th, 11am-Noon, in St. Ambrose Church (parents) and St. Ambrose Academy classrooms (children).

Home study parents/guardians will meet on Zoom on Monday, September 14th, 7-8pm.

Registration materials for these programs-as well as volunteer applications- may be found at all worship sites, at the parish office, or by contacting Melissa Mang, Director of Catechetical Programs and Youth Ministry at (585) 288-5000, ext. 121 or  melissa.mang@dor.org.