Faith Formation Registration 2017-18
Please click here to register your child for Faith Formation (includes First Communion, Confirmation, Edge, and theIntersection).
Children’s Faith Formation Calendar
View it here: Children’s Faith Formation Calendar
First Eucharist registration:
All families with children preparing for First Eucharist in 2018 will need to complete a family interview this summer. Please click here to schedule your family interview. At least one parent must attend with the child who is preparing for First Eucharist.
Please complete your registration by sending your child’s tuition to the Parish Office
(473 Lincoln Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022)
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Geier.
Thank you! We look forward to spending this coming year with your family.
What is Children’s Small Groups?
We invite your kindergartner to 4th graders to join a Children’s Small Group. We believe that spiritual growth and faith formation happen most effectively when they happen relationally. “Small Groups” is our faith formation program for kids that provide a supportive environment where kids can have fun with their peers while they are learning about God, developing good habits for life, and growing in their relationship with Christ. One or two adults, as well as teen ministers facilitate each small group, staying with the same group from kindergarten to 4th grade. Our program includes a presentation of Bible stories, inspiring learning activities and conversations, and a message that is designed to reinforce faith-based habits band stays consistent with the series adults experience at Mass. Faith is a journey not meant to be traveled alone. Knowing this, Children’s Ministry values the following:
- A partnership with parents in the development of their child’s faith formation
- A personal, yet, public relationship with God and the Roman Catholic faith
- Authentic and accountable relationships between children, teens, parents, and adults
- Authentic worship experiences
- A deeper understanding and familiarity with God’s Word
- Involvement in the local and universal church
- Using one’s time, talents, and treasure to further God’s Kingdom
- Love and service to those outside of the Christian faith
Children’s Faith Formation (1st through 4th Grade)
Faith Formation classes for children in 1st through 4th grade take place on Sunday morning from 10:05 to 11:05 a.m. (directly following the Children’s Mass) at St. William Parish Hall, or Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at St. William Parish Hall.
Pre-School Ministry (Preschool and Kindergarten)
Our Pre-School Ministry takes place during the 9:00 Children’s Mass at St. William. We highly recommend that children begin attending Faith Formation through this ministry and continue to attend our programs every year.
First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion
The process to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and
First Holy Communion is usually two years. Children must
be in first grade to begin the process. Children cannot receive
the Sacraments until they are in the second grade. During
the second year in addition to Faith Formation classes,
families will be required to participate in parent meetings,
retreats, and a rehearsal.