“Let the children come…(LK18:16)” is the expressed desire of Jesus himself found in scripture. We take the Lord’s command seriously at Our Lady of Hope. To build and nurture the relationship between our children and God we offer a variety of opportunities to learn about our faith.
1ST – 7TH
This offering kicks off in the Summer and starts with a full week of intensive catechesis. Starting with daily Mass, we immerse our children in all things Catholic. The day moves quickly as they hear from clergy, guest speakers, and catechists who cover a broad range of interactive teachings on scripture, social justice, church traditions, prayer and Mass celebrations. The week ends with each class doing a presentation of a faith lesson learned during the week. In addition to the week, our families bring their children to a variety of parish events where they learn through participation the many facets of the church and community of faith. Registration for our Summer option will be available online on our website starting in March.
K – 7TH
No matter how small or large your family this is a fabulous offering. Utilizing that strong family connection, faith moves from ‘theory’ to an actual ‘lived experience’ within the family setting. Through their parent’s lead, children learn quickly that they are part of a family faith tradition. Once a month after Sunday Mass our families gather to learn important faith concepts and to discuss application of past concepts. You can register online for this option. After signing up more details about the program will follow.
1 – 7th
This is the traditional classroom model where children meet weekly with a catechist to learn their faith. Each week’s lesson utilizes scripture readings, contemporary applications, crafts and/or puzzles, as well as review questions. Parents may at any time go to the publisher’s website and obtain free additional or seasonal materials to use at home. You may register online for our weekly classes which are now being held at Our Lady of Hope PARISH located on Little Gloucester Road.
SAINT BARTS (Please click on the Special Needs link in the previous screen for registration.)
This is a special needs offering. Our program was started due to a child’s sincere desire to know Jesus but we needed specially gifted skilled catechists. When children come to Jesus he always provides. We have been so blessed to have such gifted program directors. Please reach out if you have a child on the spectrum and desire faith formation. This program meets every other Sunday. Please register or call for more information.
To register your child/ren in any of our Faith Formation options please click on the appropriate registration link below. Once registration is complete, you will be redirected to Parish Giving for online payments.