“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitution (CCC, #2223, 2221).”
At St. Mark, we believe that the role of families is critical to a child’s formation in faith. We seek to help empower parents and families to be confident in their role as the primary educators of the Catholic faith for their children. Our mission is to build a strong community of faith, both at home and in the larger gathering of the faithful, and to form disciples ready to share Christ with the world through participation in the liturgy and service to the community.
Beginning in the Fall of 2023, our Faith Formation program will shift to a Family Catechesis model. This means that all sessions will require parent/family participation; we will no longer have weekly classes just for children. Lessons will be presented to the parents and children together in the classrooms on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. These lessons will be for all ages and will provide interactive games, crafts, discussions, and other activities as your family learns their faith together! The content is appropriate for students in grades K-8, with handouts for younger and older children.
A few times over the course of the year, we will offer sessions anchored in our liturgical seasons, such as an extended Advent event, Mardi Gras Party, and Halloween Carnival. Some of these events will take place on days other than Sunday. A complete schedule will be available at the beginning of the year, and a live calendar is viewable on our website under Faith Formation.
Fees for Family Faith Formation:
$75.00/child; $50/each additional child, Maximum $175.00
Early registration for the Sunday Family Formation program is from May 7 – June 16. Fees will be discounted to $60/child; $35/each additional child, Maximum $130 during this time.
**Note: No one is turned away for an inability to pay. Scholarships are available. Please see the Director of Faith Formation to discuss arrangements