Faith Formation – catechesis, prayer, and service – is a life-long response to Baptism. St. Sebastian offers a variety of approaches to Faith Formation for our children through high school.
Faith Formation Classes
Basic Faith Formation for children involves age-specific classes from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on two Sunday mornings each month. The program involves scripture-centered catechetical education, supplemental materials for students to take faith home, regular opportunities for prayer and service to others and other special programs. Classes are scheduled to facilitate family participation in one of our Sunday morning liturgies. Download our 2018-19 Handbook.
- K4/K5 use the Allelu! series.
- Grades 1-6 use the Finding God series.
- Middle School and High School students have a separate program.
In addition to our children’s classes, we support the life-long nature of faith formation by offering a regular series of adult formation sessions during the time children and youth are in class. We also present intergenerational formation programs four times a year.
In addition to our Faith Formation classes, we offer family-centered preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist and teen-centered preparation for Confirmation. If you have a student who will be celebrating Reconciliation, First Eucharist, or Confirmation please be aware of the separate registrations and schedules. To view and download the Reconciliation and First Eucharist forms, click here.
Other Child Programs
- RCIA for Children – For children who have reached the age of reason but have not been baptized or who have been baptized in another Christian faith tradition.
- Vacation Bible School – Each summer we invite children to grow closer to Jesus and his saints through our district-wide Vacation Bible School. Staffed by adults and numerous youth, we provide children with the opportunity to grow deeper in love with Jesus in a fun and exciting atmosphere.
- Children’s Liturgy of the Word – On the first Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Mass Children up to sixth grade attend Mass with their parents and are taken to a nearby room for a Liturgy of the Word service in language they can understand. They return for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
- Parish-wide Programs – Click here to download a list (will be updated soon). All children in the parish, whether they attend St. Sebastian school or the Faith Formation program, are encouraged to join parish activities, including:
We offer families monthly updates, Faith Formation information, and articles related to growing in faith. To receive our monthly Faith Formation newsletter and our parish newsletter, sign up here.
We welcome and are grateful to our volunteers, who provide invaluable assistance with our classes and other programs. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our Stewardship Portal or contact us below.
If you have any questions or concerns, including the payment of registration fees, please contact us. It is our great pleasure to serve you and your family.