Registration is now available for faith formation. Several options will be available including distance learning via books and paper, digital learning and in-person traditional and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes.
Home learning materials will be tailored to the needs of each family and will include a mix of paper and books and digital content. Distance learners using books will be utilize curriculum from Loyola press:
Knowing our Catholic Faith for ages 5-10,
Bridges to Faith for ages 8-11, and
Called to be Catholic for ages 12-15
These curriculum are simple, include a bilingual parent guides and allow several children to be taught from the same texts, enabling families to learn together without a lot of preparation.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a program of faith formation based on the work Dr. Sofia Cavalletti, a Biblical scholar trained in Catholic theology, and Gianna Gobbi, a Montessori educator. As with other Montessori education settings, the child in CGS leads their own discovery in faith. The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori School in Ohio has a helpful explanation of CGS on their website: https://www.gscmontessori.org/academics/curriculum/catechesis/
Consider also going over to YouTube and watching some video clips about the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd model of faith formation: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=catechesis+of+the+good+shepherd
Twenty students will be admitted into our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Classrooms on a first-come-first-served basis. CGS classes will run from 6:15-7:45 pm on Wednesday nights.
Traditional Faith Formation
The traditional model of faith formation utilizes a school-based systematic learning methodology in small groups. Most grade levels use workbooks or include a writing or creative expression component. Our ACC faith formation program will be utilizing resources from Our Sunday Visitor for most classrooms. Learn more about Our Sunday Visitor curriculum here: https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/aicinfo/overview/parish
Some videos about the Alive in Christ curriculum series can be found: https://aliveinchrist.osv.com/aicinfo/videos/parish
Classes taught in the traditional model of faith formation will be held from 6:15-7:15 pm on Wednesday nights.
Register for Faith Formation online or print and send in a paper form.
After filling out your registration form, sign up for time to meet with Lisa to choose your distance learning or in-person model.