Children in the elementary program meet in the parish school classrooms on either Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m or Sunday morning during the 9:30 a.m. liturgies. This is a liturgical-based program focusing on the doctrine and teachings of the Catholic Church found in the Gospels of Jesus.
For Registration after August 1, 2016, contact the Faith Formation Office at 714-963-0014.
“Gospel Weeklies” from Pflaum Publishing have been selected which allows the children to connect the gospel and Catholic doctrine. The materials used are as follows:
The Gospels are our primary source for knowing and adhering to Jesus Christ in faith. The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies put Jesus Christ at the center of catechesis by building lessons around the Sunday Gospels of the liturgical year. The Gospels are pivotal to catechesis because Jesus Christ is at the center. Another component offered is connecting the Gospel Weeklies to what the Catholic Church believes and teaches.
The catechist makes every effort to have the "Gospel Weeklies” for the current and following available for parents to take home. Having the "Gospel Weeklies" allows parents to work with their children on the Sunday’s readings before attending Mass.
Parents are encouraged to check out additional resources for the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. You ca also sign up to receive a weekly Newsletter on the upcoming Sunday gospel.
Use this link for Pflaum Gospel Weeklies - http://www.pflaumweeklies.com/parents
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