High School Faith Formation

 

Registration is NOW OPEN!

High School LifeTeen Program Overview

Thank you all for your feedback with our Faith Formation Survey.  Everyone’s voices were heard and we are going to make this year a great and safe adventure for all our parish children and catechists. 

This year we will be offering a hybrid approach to Faith Formation   Beginning in January high school students will have the option to attend class in person or virtually.  At this time, we will be offering 12 seats per classroom and 12 virtual seats to the same class.   The class time will be Sunday 5 pm to 6 pm.   The parish is purchasing laptops, cameras and mics to bring everyone together.   This curriculum is very much about meeting high school youth in their daily life and supporting their spiritual development as they approach Confirmation in High School.  LifeTeen is a program that has been used in hundreds of parishes around the world.   Jess Temple and I are developing a dashboard that will be providing catechists, students and parents all the resources through our parish website.   Each lesson will be available and easy to follow along in the class or at home so that parents and catechists can support each young person to the best of our ability.

Expectations For All Students  

All Students will be expected to participate in the following events and activities:

  •       Completed registrations forms submitted before the start of classes
  •       Attend all class events in person or virtually
  •       Participate as a family in weekly attendance at the Weekend Mass
  •      Complete and return homework on time

Year 1 Schedule

Cost for the class: $40 at the time of registration

 

Ministry Platform Portal Is Now Open

The Parish Staff of St. Ignatius is excited to share with you our new interactive database called Ministry Platform.  Ministry Platform is being rolled out to all of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.  We are the sixth parish to have migrated our data base and will be connected with the Archdiocese and parishes to share many wonderful offerings and help families stay connected.

A household now has the ability to create an account to join the parish, update family information, add a member, access to sacramental records, review offertory, look for small groups, email directly to staff, participate with our online parish directory, upload photos, and REGISTER FOR FAITH FORMATION!

To explore and create your account we have provided the following link:

Portal to Register in Ministry Platform -> https://e-stignatius.org/parish-forms/portal-access/

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For Faith Formation and Sacramental Prep classes (Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation) please go to the event finder on the “Public” tab in the portal.

All Students will be expected to participate in the following events and activities:

  • Completed registrations forms submitted before the start of classes
  • Parents will attend all online orientations
  • Attend all class events in person or virtually
  • Participate as a family in weekly attendance at the Weekend Mass
  • Complete and return The Family Life textbook by January 1, 2021
  • Complete and return homework on time

Cost for Sacramental Prep:  $40 at the time of registration

 Class Gathering Format & Dates:

  • All classes and events will be either in-person or virtual.
  • None of the classes will be recorded per the guidance of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
  • All class schedules and forms are listed on our parish website.
  • The Family Life Unit will be distributed to students in grades K – 5th in November for parents to teach and return by January 1st.
  • This year only, students preparing for Reconciliation and First Eucharist will only register for the Sacramental Prep class and NOT register for Faith Formation.
  • The class year will end in mid-May

Student Class Safety is of the utmost importance to us –

  • All class and events will be a hybrid of in-person or virtual.
  • All families will be asked to sign a Faith Formation Registration form, Zoom Participation Waiver, Covid and a Covid-19 Parent Acknowledgement and Agreement waiver, Waiver Assumption of Risks in order to participate. These forms are available on our website at https://e-stignatius.org/parish-forms/   Please download each form to fill out, save then return to  jtemple@e-stignatius.org
  • All classes will have two Virtus/Worthy of the Call certified volunteers at each gathering.
  • For In Person Study –
    • Students will be health screened before attending.
    • Masks will be worn at all times in the building.
    • Small groups will be limited to 12 students per group.