WELCOME to St. Alexander’s Faith Formation!

Faith Formation Phone: 630-834-3787

Ann Krueger, Director: akrueger@stalexanderparish.org

Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday  – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Parish based Faith Formation program is comprised of family sessions as well as catechist led sessions for children Grades K-8.  There is also a parish component of our program called Explore 4.  K-5 parents have a choice of becoming part of the team on Sunday mornings or Tuesday evenings from.  There is a two-year Diocesan requirement for the preparation of Sacraments (First Communion and Confirmation).

SESSIONS

ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE ON FILE WITH US.

Sunday grades K-5: 9:00am to 10:15

  OR 

Tuesday grades K-5: 5:30pm to 6:40pm


Confirmation Prep 1, 2 , Confirmation and Mystagogia
Tuesday evenings 7pm to 8:20pm

Forms

2019-2020 Registration Packet

2019-2020 Paqueta de Registro

Saint Alexander’s Faith Formation program offers parents several Volunteer opportunities to help offset the cost of tuition for the program. Please check the 2018-2019 Volunteer form and the Hardship form below for more information.

2019-2020 Volunteer Form, in English an Spanish

2019-2020 Hardship-Financial Aid Form, in English and Spanish

Other resources for the school year can be found here:

Family Mass Reflection Sheet

Explore 4 Reflection Sheet

 

12 Reasons To Be Glad You’re Catholic

(wording from Catholic Digest)

 

 

 

Explore 4


Explore 4 is the “Life of the Parish” component of this Faith Formation program.  It includes many ministry and Faith Formation events that bring us together to live out our faith in community.  The Explore Four focus orients us toward the Four Pillars of our Catholic Faith: Creed, Sacraments, Christian Prayer, and Christian Living.

The Life of the Parish component of our Faith Formation program focuses on forming children to “live out” our Catholic faith.  Parents matter!  Parental involvement in a child’s faith formation increases not only a child’s identification with their faith as they grow, but the commitment to and practice of that faith as they reach adulthood.  A parent can attend a prayer meeting or a retreat or any number of adult events and turn in a Reflection Form for attendance credit for their children.

We will send out a list of events each month with the monthly newsletter.  Choose events that fit your schedule, your interests, and your family’s needs.  Fill out the Reflection Form and turn it into the Faith Formation office.

“The Reconciliation 101 helped me think about my own need to forgive and the benefit of asking others. I can benefit by living more fully and modeling forgiveness in my family.”

“Women’s CRHP (Christ Renews His Parish) lets moms and women to grow in their faith, and having a daughter be a part of the efforts, when she can, allows her to see the Catholic faith as a positive part of everyday life.”

“Prayer blankets is such a lovely ministry that takes the love and the prayers of those present and truly infuses them into their work of tying knots in the blankets. It’s the taking time to pray for others that reminds you how blessed we are.”

“Sharing with other parents who are going through this same sacrament preparation experience helps us all grow in faith.”

“First Communion 101 was a good reminder that making time to be with your kids counts, and not to just let these moments pass us by. It gave me plenty of ideas on what to talk about with my son like what sparks him in his faith.”