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Evangelization for Children

For Children

RCIC (FISH)

Children who are above the age of reason (age7) and who have not been baptized, or have been baptized in a church other than Roman Catholic, are invited to participate in RCIA adapted for Children.

Children attend class twice a month following the 9am Sunday morning Mass from 10:15 to 11:30am. Through lectionary based instruction and facilitated discussions, the children are introduced to the concepts of Catholic liturgy, traditions and beliefs at age appropriate levels.  As they prepare to receive the sacraments of initiation- Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

If you have further questions please contact:

Michelle McAndrew, Coordinator of Childrens Faith Formation (949) 503-1572 mmcandrew@stedward.com

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Family Faith Formation

Our Parish Community support the desire of families to provide a strong spiritual foundation for children and teens. Because Faith Formation is for everyone, we invite the whole family to get involved and become an integral part of the process. Children relate their parent’s faith to the realities of their own lives. Parents of all enrolled children will attend formation/enrichment sessions two Sundays a month, as well as a monthly Family Faith Fun day when our catechists will join with parent and child, to experience our faith together. 

Sacramental Prep Classes

Children who are preparing for First Communion or other initiation sacraments has a requirement of at least two years. Children are involved in a process-requiring enrollment in a Faith Formation program or Catholic school. Parents become involved at home with user-friendly Eucharist preparation materials. Parent sessions and family gatherings are required as well as a morning retreat for both youth and parents before First Eucharist. ​

Following the 9am Mass, children attend Formation twice a month on Sundays from 10:15 - 11:30AM. Meanwhile, parents attend Faith Enrichment Sessions.

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Faith Formation for Children & Youth

Sacraments are an important facet of our faith, but they are not an end to our journey.  Parents are encouraged to enroll children of first through eighth grade in our Family Faith Formation program. Children learn about God and the Church with an emphasis on the message of Jesus Christ in the Sacred Scriptures as well as the teaching tradition of the Catholic Church. 

Following the 9am Mass, children attend Formation twice a month on Sundays from 10:15 - 11:30AM. Meanwhile, parents attend Faith Enrichment Sessions.

Faith formation is a lifelong process.  

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