Contact

Trinka Hamel
Coordinator of Children’s Faith Formation
religioused@stleoparish.org
253.272.5136 ext. 102

Para obtener más información sobre cualquiera de los programas enumerados a continuación, póngase en contacto con Florian a 253.272.5136 ext. 115.

 

Faith Formation for Children

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Faith Formation for Children offers the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program for children ages 3 through 5th Grade.  Sessions are held on Sundays, Mondays or Wednesdays from September to May.  Registrations for the fall begin in June. Non-parishioners will be considered after the middle of September. For more information please contact Trinka Hamel.

Para obtener más información sobre cualquiera de los programas enumerados a continuación , póngase en contacto con Florian a 253.272.5136 ext. 115.

ATRIUM

The atrium is the place where children come to pray and work in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.  It is more a children’s retreat environment than a classroom, with an emphasis on experiencing the richness of our shared spiritual life.  In the atrium, children are able to nurture their own relationship with the Good Shepherd, and to explore the fruits of this loving relationship. 

  • Volunteers: We need people who want to assist catechists by being in the Atrium or helping  to prepare materials. Opportunities for preparing curriculum materials and supporting catechist teams are abundant. The parish pays the training fees for those who feel called to become catechists.

Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation & FIRST EUCHARIST

is for families of children who are second grade age or older.  Preparation takes place within the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program (above) and through additional gatherings in the winter and spring.   .

 

Contact

Florian
Faith Formation Assistant
florian@stleoparish.org
253.272.5136 ext. 115

 

Children’s Catechumenate

The Children’s Catechumenate is the process through which children from age 7 who are not Catholic may inquire about the Catholic faith and, if desired, receive the sacraments of Baptism/Confirmation/Eucharist. 

  • Volunteers: We need families who would like to be a child’s sponsor and support the child and  family through this process. We also need some people who speak both Spanish and English.

Sacramental Preparation/Infant Baptism

Baptism for children from infancy through age 6 is held four times a year. Parents who wish baptism for their children are prepared at an orientation and a retreat. 

  • Volunteers: We need parishioners who feel great  compassion for families of young children who strive  to exhibit Christian parenting. Baptism team members serve on retreat days and baptism  weekends. The minimum time commitment is two weekends a year.  We are also looking for people who speak Spanish or English or both..