ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION (Grades 1-5) -WEDNESDAY-
GATHERING TIMES: Wednesday's from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm OR 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
At St. Thomas Becket our goal is to develop and grow a relationship with Jesus in the hearts of our children. We use both the Finding God program from Loyola Press as well as elements of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Finding God is a “heart-to-head” program, meaning it addresses a living faith first, then knowledge. One treasured aspect of this program is the “art easel.” A table-top art easel is provided for each faith formation class at each grade level. An art piece is shared that ties in with each session including paintings, sculptures, mosaics, fabric arts, and more. Art always speaks to the soul and children are so engaged by art. We also nurture the children’s spirituality through Good Shepherd sessions, a Montessori approach with all simple materials focusing on Bible stories, Jesus’ life, Sacraments, and the Mass. To make use of the Finding God website at home, go to: http://www.loyolapress.com/finding-god-family-resources.htm. It supports what we are doing in the sessions and is a great supplement for growing your family spirituality.
Contact: Mary McDonald at 651-683-9808 ext. 21.