Elementary

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September 2021

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  • ELFF Catechist Meeting
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  • ELFF Catechist Meeting
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  • Parent/Child Orientation
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  • Parent/Child Orientation
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  • Catechetical Sunday Blessing
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  • ELFF / Hall Prayer / K-5th
  • ELFF / Hall Prayer / 1st-5th
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  • ELFF Hall Prayer / K-5th
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  • CGS Preschool - 4 yrs
  • CGS Preschool - Y 5's
  • Hall Prayer K-5th / CGS (3-6 yrs)
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  • CGS Preschool - 3 yrs
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  • ELFF / K-5th Grades
  • ELFF / 1st-5th Grades
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  • ELFF / K-5th Grades
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  • CGS Preschool - 4 yrs
  • CGS Preschool - Y 5's
  • ELFF K-5th / CGS (3-6 yrs)
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  • CGS Preschool - 3 yrs

Elementary Faith Formation:

Welcome to Elementary Faith Formation. Nurturing the spiritual life of a child requires a partnership between their parents and parish. Recognizing this importance, Our Lady of Consolation now offers more options to our faith formation families. Traditional Catechesis is for children enrolled in grades K-5. 

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a second option for children 3-6 years of age. CGS uses a Montessori approach to catechesis. Our Level One atrium allows children to encounter Jesus through Scripture, liturgy, and the sacraments. The session capacity is 15 children. Click Introduction to CGS to learn more. 

Elementary Sessions Available for 2021-2022:

Mondays:
  • 4:30-6:00pm | K-5th Grades
  • 6:30-7:45pm | 1st-5th Grades
Tuesdays:
  • 4:30-6:00pm | K-5th Grades
Wednesdays:
  • 4:30-6:00pm | K-5th Grades
  • 4:30-6:00pm | CGS Level I (3-6 years)

Kindergarten Faith Formation:

Kindergarten faith formation meets 4:30-6:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Children will learn: prayers’ liturgical seasons; liturgy and sacraments; read Scripture; care for God’s creation; and share God’s gifts generously. The kindergarten textbook will be announced in August.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a second option for children 3-6 years of age. CGS uses a Montessori approach to catechesis. Our CGS session meets on Wednesday from 4:30-6:00pm. The children gather in a prayerful space called an atrium where they encounter Jesus through Scripture, liturgy, and the sacraments. The session capacity is 15 children.

First-Fifth Grade Faith Formation:

To ensure our Roman Catholic faith is being introduced and reinforced as they grow, develop, and mature, the Discover: Finding Faith in Life curriculum has been chosen for grades first through fifth. Second grade will continue using the Go Seek and Find curriculum.

The Discover curriculum uses the Bible as its core text, promoting biblical literacy and knowledge of key stories and events throughout the Old and New Testaments. The curriculum ties Scripture together with the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church in an all new, engaging format for children. This curriculum is also designed to extend beyond regular Faith Formation classes and into daily family life.

Each week the students work with one lesson from the textbook. Additional activity pages, crafts, or other special projects often accompany the book work. The first through fifth grade students will receive a backpack with their Bible and class materials which need to be brought back and forth between home and Faith Formation.

Textbooks:

Students are issued one copy of the class materials at the beginning of the school year. Students are expected to bring their class materials to and from class and complete the Home Activities assigned to them. Parents are responsible for the textbook and all required materials for their children. If your child loses their class materials or Bible, it is the parent’s responsibility to purchase a replacement set.

Home Activities

Catechists may send home a weekly faith formation activity. Parents are encouraged to participate in all their children’s faith formation activities. Families are encouraged to attend and participate in the weekly Sunday Liturgy. Being a witness of their faith at home and in the parish. The same commitment is emphasized by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a regular basis.