Mission Statement: The St. Gabriel Faith Formation Program is dedicated to providing its parishioners with a dynamic learning environment rich in faith formation, Catholic Doctrine and Religious Celebrations.
Philosophy: The St. Gabriel Faith Formaton Program in cooperation with its parishioners strives to provide religious education for Pre K-Adults. We seek to create an environment where all Christians have the opportunity for spiritual growth, for gaining an understanding for the knowledge of the Catholic faith and for deepening a respect for the uniqueness of others. We believe that by integrating sound catechesis, use of Catholic doctrine (i.e., CCC, encyclicals, etc.) and religious celebrations prepared to embody Catholic values into everyday life, to serve the total human community, and to help meet the human needs of our time.
The primary goals of the St. Gabriel Faith Formation Program:
- To create a Catholic atmosphere where all parishioners have the opportunity to foster and experience a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and his bride – The Catholic Church.
- To evangelize and assist the participants in understanding, appreciating, and living the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
- To sensitize our participants in the importance of sharing in responsibility for helping to alleviate the global, social, and economic problems of our time.
- To emphasize the community aspects of family and parish life.
Please submit BOTH of the following forms to the parish office:
Inclement Weather Policy
We will no longer be following District 20 closure policy. For office hours and possible Confession and Mass cancellation, please call 528-8407, for recorded information which will be updated by 9am. For specific ministry event cancellations, look for information from the ministry coordinator. Please be safe during these winter months.
Kindergarten - 6th grade (K-6) Faith Formation Program
Kindergarten is only offered on Sunday and Monday. Classes will not exceed 25 students per class. Once classes are full, students from K-6 will move to the homeschool program.
*Dates are subject to change. Please keep in contact with your Catechist at all times.
Elementary and Middle School
Offered on Sundays from 9:45-11:15 and 2:30-4:00pm. 7th grade is year 1 of Confirmation “Theology of the Body and “Chosen” K-7 grades offered on Mondays 4:30 - 6:00pm with Pflaum Gospel Weeklies
Other Faith Formation Classes
RCIC - Rite of Christian Initiation for Children
This class is for children ages 7-17 who are not baptized or who are baptized in another faith. RCIC is on Sundays from 9:45 - 11:15. Point of Contact is Dcn. Mike McGrady at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes begin August 7, 2016.
YSF - Youth Sacramental Formation
This class is for baptized, Catholic children, over the age of 10 who will be receiving their First Reconciliation and/or First Communion.
YSF is on Sunday from 9:45-11:15am.
Classes begin on August 7th, 2016.
Contact Cindy in the office with further questions.
Our parish has FORMED, a website that lets us access some of the best Catholic movies, books, audios and programs. Let us use this opportunity to grow in holiness and grow as missionaries. To register go to our Saint Gabriel website and follow the registration links. www.saintgabriel.net.
The home school program is for grades K-6. Parents are responsible for teaching their children the curriculum. The families in the program will meet 6 times throughout the year at St. Gabriel.
Child Abuse Prevention
Bishop’s Charter Working with Minors
Faith Formation Contacts:
Dcn. Mike McGrady
Cindy Martinez - RE Administrator
Sr. Bernadette Mota