Faith Formation & Pastoral Services Center

2011-2012 Calendar

 

Ø       Monday Night Religious Education K – 8th grade meets from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at St. John School facilities

Ø       Together in Faith, whole-church formation sessions, are at St. Joseph Church, registration is at 5:45 pm  

Ø       High school Mini Courses: Are  held at the Faith Formation Center according to the following schedule:

 

 

T3: Acts
With Nancy Decaire
Sundays 11:15 am to 12:15
Sept.  18, Oct. 2, 9, 16

The Mass

Catechists: Grant and Molly Kierzek,

Mondays 6 to 7:15
Nov 7, 14, 21, and Dec. 5, 12

Theology of the Body
Catechist: Lisa Niemi
Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m.
Jan. 9, 16, 30,

Feb. 6, 13, 20


August                   29  Monday             Catechist Training @ the Center 6 p.m. 

 

September             12  Monday             Class night begins! K–12 Family Night includes orientation for the new year, catechist introductions

                                                                and a family commitment prayer service

                                18  Sunday              High School Mini Course #1, “Acts” begins 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

                                18  Sunday              Catechetical Sunday, Celebration takes place during Sunday Mass at both Churches          

                                19  Monday             Class night K – 8

                                26  Monday             Together in Faith Session – Morality Basics                            

                                                                               

October                  2   Sunday               High School, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Acts Session 2)

                                3   Monday              Class night K – 8

                                9   Sunday               High School, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Acts Session 3)

                                9   Sunday               Living Rosary Activity at St. Joseph Church, practice at 11 a.m./Community Prayer Event at 12:30 p.m.

                                10  Monday             Class night K – 8

                                16  Sunday              High School, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Acts Session 4)

                                17  Monday             Class night K - 8

                                24  Monday             Together in Faith Session – Commandments 1-3, God’s Presence in Our Lives

31  Monday             NO CLASS, HALLOWEEN

 

November              5   Saturday             See the See at St. Peter Cathedral (Grades 6th - 8th)

                                7   Monday              Class night K – 8

                                7   Monday              High School Mini Course #2 Begins, “The Mass” 6 -7:15 p.m.

                                14 Monday              Class night K – 8

                                14 Monday              High School, 6 to 7:15 p.m. (The Mass Session 2)

                                21 Monday              Class night K – 8

                                21 Monday              High School, 6 to 7:15 p.m. (The Mass Session 3)

                                25 Friday                 City of Ishpeming Christmas Parade, meet in the hall at St. Johns Church to dress in Manger Scene  costumes

                                28 Monday              Together in Faith Session – Catholic Social Teaching

 

December               4  Sunday                Living Jesse Tree Activity at St. Joseph Church, Practice at 11 a.m./Community Prayer Activity at 12:30 p.m.

                                5  Monday               Class night K-8

                                5  Monday               High School, 6 to 7:15 p.m. (The Mass Session 4)

                                12 Monday              Class night K-8 And Holiday Open House for families and all parishioners

                                12 Monday              High School, 6 to 7:15 p.m. (The Mass Session 5)

                                19 Monday              Together in Faith Session – Commandment 4, Christian Respect for Authority

                                26 Monday              NO CLASS, CHRISTMAS BREAK

 

January                  2 Monday                NO CLASS, CHRISTMAS BREAK         

                                9 Monday                Class night K - 8 AND

                                9 Monday                High School Mini Course #3 begins, “Theology of the Body for Teens” 6 to 8 p.m.

                                16 Monday              Class night K – 8

                                16 Monday              High School 6 to 8 (Theology of the Body for Teens Session 2)

                                22 Sunday               Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist at the Center 1:30 to 3p.m.  (Both students and parents must attend each of these four required sessions)

                                23 Monday              Together in Faith Session – Commandment 6 and 9, Dignity of Human Life

                                29 Sunday               Living Mercy Activity at St. Joseph Church, practice at 11 a.m./Community Prayer Activity at 12:30 p.m.

                                30 Monday              Class night K – 8;

30 Monday              High School 6 to 8 (Theology of the Body for Teens, Session 3)

 

 

February                4-5 Sat/Sun             Souper Bowl Collection at both parishes, all youth plan to collect loose change after Mass

                                6    Monday             Class night K – 8

                                6    Monday             High School 6 to 8(Theology of the Body for Teens, Session 4)       

                                13 Monday              Class night K – 8

                                13 Monday              High School 6 to 8 (Theology of the Body for Teens, Session 5)       

                                20 Monday              Class night K - 8     

                                20 Monday              High School 6 to 8 (Theology of the Body for Teens, Session 6)

                                26 Sunday               Sacramental Preparation Session at the Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Students and parents attend)

                                27 Monday              Together in Faith Session – Commandments 5, Respect for One Another

 

March                     5   Monday              Class night K - 8

                                11 Sunday               Living Way of the Cross: Practice at St. Joseph Church from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

                                12 Monday              Class night K - 8

                                18 Sunday               Living Way of the Cross: Practice at St. Joseph Church from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Performance at 6:30 with a

                                                                reception to follow (Participating students should arrive at 5:45 p.m.)

                                19 Monday              Class night K – 8

                                22 Thursday            Sacrament of First Reconciliation at St. Joseph’s Church at 6:30 p.m. (All family members are encouraged to

                                                                celebrate the sacrament with the children.)

                                26 Monday              Together in Faith Session – Commandment 7 and 10, Justice in the use of Goods and Services

                               

April                        2   Monday              NO CLASSES, EASTER BREAK

                                9   Monday              NO CLASSES, EASTER BREAK

16 Monday              Class night K - 8

                                22 Sunday               Sacramental Preparation Session at the Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Students and parents attend)

                                23 Monday              Together in Faith Session – Commandment 8, Truth

                                30 Monday              Class night K - 8

 

May                         6   Sunday               Sacramental Preparation Session at the Center from 1:30 to 3 p.m. (Students and parents attend)

                                7   Monday              Class night K - 8                     

14 Monday              Final class night K – 8

17 Thursday            Practice for First Holy Communion 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s

                                20 Sunday               Celebration of First Holy Communion at St. John Church at 1 p.m.

                                21 Monday              Together in Faith Session-Annual wrap-up/picnic/softball

 

August                   13-17, 2012
Mon-Fri   Vacation Bible School (Monday-Friday)  at St. John Church

 

            Note:

            Christmas break                       Thursday, Dec. 22 to Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, returning to school Tuesday, Jan. 3

                Ash Wednesday                      Feb. 22, 2012

                Spring break                           Monday, April 2 to Monday, April 9, 2012, returning to school on Tuesday, April 10

                Easter Sunday                         April 8, 2012           

 


SNOW DAY POLICY: In the event there is inclement weather on the day of a scheduled class/event, call the faith formation center, 486-9361, or check our website, www.ishpemingcatholiccommunity.org. A decision will be made by 4 p.m. In the event that a Together in Faith session is cancelled, be sure to pick up a home kit in the back of both parishes the following Sunday.

 

In addition to the above listed Religious Education opportunities for parishioners of all ages, the Faith Formation and Pastoral Services Center also offers the following ministries. Call the Center anytime for more information.

 

§         RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, for those wanting to come into full communion with the Church, meets weekly.

§         Catholics Returning Home, someone is always there to listen to inactive Catholics wishing to come back to participation in the Church. Formal sessions will be held during Lent 2012.

§         Baptismal Preparation Sessions for parents and Godparents seeking infant baptism. Offered quarterly.

§         Grief Support for those morning the loss of a loved one, meets on the third Wednesday of each month at St. Joseph’s Church.

Call coordinator Sister Margey Schmelzle anytime, 376-8475.

§         Ministry to our parish homebound and nursing home residents, call the center for more information

§         First Friday Mass at both Valente and Mather nursing homes on the first Friday of every month at 2 p.m.

 

 

*The Faith Formation Center Advisory Board meets monthly. All parishioners are encouraged to attend these meetings.