FAITH FORMATION – Grades PreK-12
 Registration for the 2014-2015 Faith Formation Year will be after Sunday Masses on August 17th and 24th in St. Michael’s Hall. Also, you may register during the weeks of Aug. 17th and Aug. 24th from 9am-4pm in the Church office.

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KidsInClass clearSpace The Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Programs at Incarnation Catholic Church follow the curriculum guidelines for catechesis as outlined by the Diocese of St. Petersburg.Our Faith Formation program is designed to help our children deepen their faith with a better understanding of the meaning of what is being taught and experienced through the church and their lives.  We encourage you to enroll your child in the program beginning in Pre- Kindergarten and continue classes after they have received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation).  Our goal is to bring every child to a closer and fuller relationship with Jesus Christ.

SESSION TIMES
•All sessions are held on Sundays

clearSpace PreK thru 5th Grades Sundays 10:15- 11:30 AM – All classes are bilingual
 6th thru 12th Grades Sundays 12:00- 1:15 PM.
Sessions begin in September 29, 2013 and end May 18, 2014.   
REGISTRATION Registration for 2013-2014 Faith Formation Sessions is still available. While the Faith Formation classes have already started, we would be happy to help register your child! :) clearSpace REGISTRATION FORM If you would like to register your child for FAITH FORMATION 2013-14, Click here. You may view and print the Faith Formation Registration form, and this form should be turned into Philomena Johnson at the Faith Formation office. clearSpace FAITH FORMATION CALENDAR Want the FAITH FORMATION 2013-14 Calendar? Click here.
THE ROLES OF PARENTS AND FAMILIES       NDC pg 234 Cf CCC nos 2222-2226 Parents are the most influential agents of catechesis for their children (NDC 727).They have a unique responsibility for the education of their children; they are the first educators, or catechists.  They catechize primarily by the witness of the Christian lives and by their love for the faith.Their participation in the life of the parish= above all in the Sunday Eucharist – their willingness to evangelize and serve others, and their dedication to daily prayer demonstrate the authenticity of their profession of faith.While a number of parents make the choice to educate and catechize their children at home, in genera, parents or guardians are catechists for their children precisely because they are parents or guardians, not because they have developed any specialized skills.  The catechesis given by parents with the family “precedes, accompanies and enriches all other forms of catechesis. 728At the same time, the church promises to help parents foster their children’s faith and assists them specifically in their role as catechists of their children, whether they assume complete responsibility themselves or look to the parish school or religious education program for help and support.
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SACRAMENTS OF RECONCILIATION & FIRST COMMUNION
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FirstCommunionIncarnation clearSpace Goal/Purpose is to provide preparation for the children to fully understand the need and importance for Jesus in their lives.Once a month parent and child workshops are required of all who either attend Incarnation Catholic School or Faith Formation on Sundays or At Home Faith Formation.  Students must have completed one year of faithful participation in Faith Formation sessions or Catholic Parochial School immediately prior to enrollment. Concurrent enrollment in a Catholic Parochial School or Parish Faith Formation sessions is required.
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1st Eucharist and 1st Reconciliation Registration is DUE September 30, 2013.

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CONFIRMATION
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 Confirmation clearSpace Families of students in the eighth grade or older who have not received Confirmation are eligible to enroll for Confirmation Preparation.  Families of candidates must be registered in Incarnation Parish. Proof of Baptism must be provided at the time of registration.  Students must have completed one year of faithful participation in Faith Formation sessions or Catholic Parochial School immediately prior to enrollment.The Confirmation preparation process includes a Parent Orientation, monthly workshops, and overnight retreat, and family service project. Parents are required to attend monthly workshops and participate in the process.  Sponsors are encouraged to participate if possible.
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Confirmation Registration is DUE Wednesday, October 30, 2013.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – V.B.S.
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Each summer for one week in June we host a Vacation Bible School for children in PreK through fifth grade.  One week out of the summer from 9:00 am to noon each day, your child will play games, do crafts and have fun while learning some valuable lessons from the Bible and about their Catholic Faith.  Make sure to get your child involved in this great week of Vacation Bible School.  We are always in need of volunteers to make our VBS successful, especially middle and high school students.  Please contact the Faith Formation Office with any questions.
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YOUTH MINISTRY
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Youth Ministry empowers young people to become disciples of Jesus Christ who witness to their family by living and working for justice, peace and human dignity.Youth Ministry seeks to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community. Youth Ministry works to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
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FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES AND WEBSITES
  • Diocese of St Petersburg www.dosp.org
  • Catholic Update: catholicupdate.com 4 page newsletter that explores Catholic teaching and traditions…a new topic each month
  • The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: usccbpublishing.org
  • Saint Mary’s Press: smp.org/resourcecenter – This provides convenient references to the liturgical calendar, popular videos, Catholic news, and informative articles.

 

 

Incarnation’s Faith Formation Team

Director of Faith Formation

Carmen Cayon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carmen Cayon
(813) 885-7861
Email  CCayon@icctampa.org

Carmen shares her own faith journey on her blog site. Read it now.

 

Sacramant Prep and Youth Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philomena Johnson
(813) 885-7861
Email:  pjohnson@icctampa.org

 

Faith Formation Apprentice

Meg Kanatzar
(813) 885-7861
Email: MKanatzar@icctampa.org

 

View the full calendar of all Faith Formation Events

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