Faith Formation for Children & Youth
We offer catechesis in the Catholic Faith for children and youth in a loving and safe environment.
Catechesis is provided by volunteer catechists who feel called to this ministry. Materials used adhere to all mandates of the Archdiocese. Certification of catechists, even those who are professional teachers, is strongly encouraged.
Catechetical sessions run during the school calendar year. (We begin in September and end in May.) We encourage parents/guardians to build community with other parents and to take advantage of adult faith formation available during the children’s sessions.
For Faith Formation news for the 2018-2019 year, please click here .
For information on Sacraments, please see our ‘Sacraments’ page.
To register your child for the upcoming Faith Formation year (Fall 2018-Spring 2019), please see our ‘Registration Forms‘ page.
To view Faith Formation schedules for Sundays and Tuesday nights for the Pre-K-8th and 9th-12th sessions, please click here.
Pre-K to 5th grade & EDGE (Middle School): Sunday 9:15-10:15 am (Mass available before or after this session)
K to 5th grade & Confirmation (High School): Sunday 2:00-3:15 pm (Mass before this session)
Pre-K to 5th grade, EDGE (Middle School) & Confirmation (High School): Tuesday 6:30-7:45 pm
For more information, please contact
Sr. Gemma Abonge at 210.696.0896, ext. 206.
Registration forms and fee schedule are also available on the Parish Registration page. Please bring completed forms to church office or mail by regular postal service.
Adult Time/Parent Time
Adult formation groups meet during your child’s Faith Formation sessions. All parents/guardians are encouraged to participate. We never “graduate” from the need to keep our faith mature and appropriate to our age. Be a model for your children that faith growth is a lifelong process.
Take time to visit the session while your child(ren) is also in session:
- Sunday, 9:15-10:15 am, Church Nursery
- Sunday, 2:00-3:15 pm, Library
- Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 pm, Narthex
Parents preparing children for First Reconciliation/First Eucharist: Please attend at least 3 sessions.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Ages 5 to 9: Sundays at the 8:00 am, 10:30 am & 12:30 pm Masses
The children come to the altar for a blessing before processing to the Day Chapel to explore the readings at their level. Children return to Mass in time for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Parents are invited to accompany their children the first few times they come. The materials used for Liturgy of the Word with Children are generally not appropriate for children younger than 5 years. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of the nursery for children 4 and under.
Share Your Time & Talent
Do you love working with children or youth? Is your passion passing on your Catholic Faith to others? Then, consider sharing your talents for teaching and that faith with our young people. We need Catechists, Catechist Aides, Catechist Substitutes, Catechists for Liturgy of the Word with Children, and weekend and Tuesday evening office help. Please pray about it and see if the Holy Spirit is leading you to share your hidden or unhidden talents with the young people of St. Brigid.
Click on this link to see what opportunities we have to offer you on your faith journey.
In their “1978 Pastoral Statement on Persons with Disabilities,” the United States Catholic Bishops state that “catechesis for individuals with disabilities should be integrated with the normal catechetical programs of the parish.”
Therefore, children who have disabilities are encouraged to participate as much as possible in the regular classroom setting, the liturgical setting and social settings.
For information on sacraments for children with special needs, click here.