Family Faith Formation

                                    Welcome to the Peace of Christ Family Faith Program!                                                                                 Programs Offered this Summer: 

1) July 10-14, 9am-3pm, Summer Session Koinonia: We are the Body of Christ for children/youth in grades PreK (age 4)-8. This one week session, together with your family's attendance at all four of our family gatherings throughout the year (family gatherings are: 10/16/17; 12/18/17; 2/26/18; and 4/30/18) fulfills the diocesan requirement of 30 hours of catechesis per school year. To register for this program, please visit this link. Registrations with fees may be sent to the parish office at: Peace of Christ Parish, 25 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609. Thank you.                    

2) July 24-28, 9am-Noon, Vacation Bible Camp Avalanche Ranch for children in grades PreK (age 4)-5. Make new friends while you learn about the stories and the people in the Old Testament-and the New Testament- that trace the history of our salvation. To register, please visit this link. Registrations with fees may be sent to the parish office at: Peace of Christ Parish, 25 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609. Thank you.     

                       For more information or to volunteer, contact Melissa Mang at (585)288-5000, ext. 121 or by email: mmang@dor.org.          

                                                 We hope to see you at one or both of our faith programs this summer!         

                                      Family Faith Formation Program Beginning This Fall 

(Families, please note the new day/time this year: all classes meet Monday evenings, usually twice a month, from 6:15-7:45 pm at St. James School, 130 Brett Rd., Rochester, NY 14609. Our first classes meet Monday, September 18th, 6:15-7:45pm at St. James School. Contact Melissa Mang at (585)288-5000 ext. 121 or at mmang@dor.org with any questions. Thank you.) 

“A comprehensive parish-based catechesis harmonizes the catechesis of adults, families, parents, youth, children in the parish catechetical program and Catholic school, children in the parish catechumenate, and small Christian communities” (National Directory for Catechesis, 61).

At Peace of Christ Parish, we offer a variety of Christian formation and spiritual growth opportunities for people of all ages. This page describes our Family Faith Program, which is designed for busy families whose children are currently attending public schools in grades PreK-5. The Diocese of Rochester requires children to attend 30 hours of catechesis yearly.    

Our 2017-18 Faith Formation Schedule for children in grades PreK (age 4) through 5 is now available! If your children are not participating in our Summer Session this year, then you can register them for our program that follows the school year calendar. First classes begin Monday, September 18th, 6:15-7:45pm at St. James Church Hall.  Attendance at this program, in addition to your family's attendance at all four of our family gatherings throughout the year (family gatherings are: 10/16/17; 12/18/17; 2/26/18; and 4/30/18) fulfill the diocesan requirement of 30 hours of catechesis per school year. To view our 2017-18 schedule, please visit this link: 2017-18 Faith Formation School Year-Based Program at St. James School, 6:15-7:45pm. Then, simply download, complete and return the registration form with fee(s) to our parish office: Peace of Christ Parish, 25 Empire Blvd., Rochester, NY 14609. For more information,  contact Melissa Mang, Director of Catechetical Programs and Youth Ministry at mmang@dor.org or 288-5000, ext. 121. We look forward to hearing from you!                                      ​

                                                     

We use Our Sunday Visitor's Allelu! with our littlest disciples, ages 3-6. Visit this link to see a video of this engaging Early Childhood faith program your children will love and remember!

For children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, we use Our Sunday Visitor's Alive in Christ curriculum. To learn more about this innovative faith program, visit this link. Children have fun learning and singing songs that reinforce specific concept areas explored during their class time. Most importantly, we provide families with opportunities to build relationships when they gather together during special times throughout the liturgical season for food, faith sharing and fun.