FAITH FORMATION OFFICE
Mrs. Elaine Corvese – Director of Religious Education Grades 1-8 and Confirmation (Grade 9)
Faith Formation Summer Office Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
First Communion 2020
Due to Covid-19, the decision was made to reschedule First Holy Communion for students who prepared for the sacrament from October 2019 – March 2020. Some parents have already contacted the Faith Formation office to schedule their child’s First Holy Communion. Parents have the option this summer to schedule their child’s First Communion at our outside Masses (4:00 p.m. Saturday or 9:30 a.m. Sunday) If you wish to arrange First Communion at either outside Mass, please contact the Faith Formation office at: email@example.com for further information.
2020-2021 School Year Information
Parents/guardians of children entering the First Grade program or those new to Transfiguration of the Lord Parish will need to register for the Faith Formation program. Please contact Mrs. Corvese in the Faith Formation office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-695-3823
Parents/Guardian of second and ninth grade Catholic School students: Preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation is a two-year process that is distinct and separate from any catechetical program in the parish or Catholic school. Sacraments are parish celebrations and while Catholic school communities are important in the daily sharing of faith and values, it is also necessary for young people to stay connected to their parish communities through the celebration of Sunday Eucharist and attendance in the Faith Formation classes. Therefore, if you have a son/daughter attending Catholic School in 2nd and 9th grade, please contact the Faith Formation office at email@example.com to enroll your child in the program.
If you are new to the program or have a new first grade student you should contact the faith formation office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-695-3823 during summer office hours to register with the Director. A copy of each child’s baptism certificate is required at registration. All families must be registered in Catholic Community of North Attleborough in order to register for class.
In order to provide quality resources for our catechists and students, we ask our families to assist with some of the financial needs of the program. If families have difficulty meeting the registration fee, they are asked to please contact the Faith Formation Office.
Information regarding the Faith Formation program students in
grades 1 through 9 is as follows:
Due to COVID-19, dates and times for the 2020-2021
Faith Formation classes are not available at this time.
Students in grades 1 and 2
Students in grades 3-5
Students in sixth grade
Students in seventh grade
Students in eighth grade
Students in ninth grade
Catechist meetings are as follows:
Due to COVID-19, dates and times for the 2020-2021
catechist meetings are not available at this time.
First and second grade catechist
Sixth and Seventh grade catechist
Eighth grade catechist
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 in our Catholic Community throughout the year. In addition, formation for liturgical ministries and parish ministries are offered at various times.
OFFICE FOR CHILD PROTECTION
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.