FAITH FORMATION OFFICE
Mrs. Elaine Corvese – Director of Religious Education Grades 1-8 and Confirmation (Grade 9)
Please note new email address: TransfigurationRelEd@gmail.com
Faith Formation Office
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2022-2023 School Year Information
Calendars by Grade for 2022/2023 School Year
click on the link below to view each calendar
Grades 1 and 2: Will be held on Tuesday from 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. every other week. First class begins Tuesday, September 27th and Saturday, October 1st.
Grades 3, 4, and 5 is a non-sacramental preparation for your son/daughter therefore the program for these grades will be home-based. To assist parents/guardian with this program a grade appropriate book will be provided along with a lesson syllabus to assist families. Dates for pick-up of materials are Monday, September 12th from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, September 13th from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. at Saint Mark Church.
Grades 6 and 7: Will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. once a month. The first class for sixth grade is Monday, September 19th and grade seven is Monday, September 26th.
Grades 8 and 9: Will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. once a month.
The first class for 8th grade will be held Wednesday, September 14th.
The first class for 9th grade will be Wednesday, September 21st.
FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM OVERVIEW
At Baptism, parents accept the responsibility of being the first teachers of their children in the Faith. Our Faith Formation Program is designed to augment and assist parents in this very important role. Faith Formation is an on-going process, begun in childhood, that continues throughout our lives.
The title “Faith Formation,” expresses the belief that formation in our Catholic Faith is more than just “education,” facts and figures learned from a book. While these are important and necessary, our Faith is also celebrated – weekly – in the prayer life of the parish community. At Sunday Mass, we are nourished and challenged by the Word of God that is preached and the Body and Blood of Jesus that is shared. Our Catholic Faith is also lived at home and in the wider community. Here, our beliefs and values are put into practice on a daily basis. We are all formed in the Faith in each of these components: class, Mass, and home.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Adults are welcomed into the Catholic Faith through the RCIA process. A separate team assists in the preparation of our adult candidates. Adult baptism and profession of Faith normally occur during the Easter Vigil each year. Interested in learning more? If you, or someone you know might have an interest, please call RCIA coordinator, Arlene Hall at 508-695-0549 or see Father Rodney or Father Jack after Mass. For more information concerning the RCIA, please consult the link on the main page of this website.
Adult Faith Formation
Adult Faith Formation opportunities covering a wide range of topics are offered throughout the year. In addition, formation for liturgical ministries and parish ministries are offered at various times.
FOR CHILD PROTECTION – The Diocese of Fall River – Office of Safe Environment
The Diocese of Fall River, in compliance with the Dallas Charter approved by the United States Catholic Bishops, has implemented an Abuse Prevention program for all clergy, lay ecclesial ministers, and employees. All adults, age 17 and older, who work with children must attend a training session, sign a Code of Conduct, and complete a criminal investigation background check. The CORI form and Code of Conduct form are completed each year.
“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Mark 10:14
At Transfiguration of the Lord Parish, we all work together to protect our children. Please visit the Diocesan Safe Environment page for information on how we protect the faithful, and the steps involved to minister, work, or volunteer in the Diocese.