Children's Faith Formation

Pre-K - 8th grade

It is our sincere conviction that the real aim of catechesis is to bring each child into intimate communion with Jesus Christ. We are dedicated not only to teaching the Catholic Faith that comes to us from the Apostles, but to helping to form disciples of Jesus Christ and to aid them in discovering the purpose of their life: to know, love and serve God in this world so as to be happy with Him in the next.

 

The Children's Faith Formation (CFF) Program provides comprehensive religious catechesis for children, Pre-K through 8th grade. Sessions are held at St. Bede Catholic Church, in our newly built Parish Ministry level, on Sunday mornings, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., September through April. Our A.M. car line drop off starts at 9:15 a.m. Resources in the sidebar to the right for Registration forms. Weekly Sunday morning sessions for the 2017-2018 school year will begin on September 17, 2017.

 

 

     We are pleased to announce that VBS 2017 will be held from June 26-30, 2017. The theme this summer is "HERO CENTRAL - Discover your strength in God"!  Registration deadline is Sunday, June 4th. As always, we are looking forward to another wonderful week of VBS, at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church. We also look forward to the many wonderful people that volunteer to make this week such a success!

 

VBS Information letter

Print VBS Registration form 

Print VBS Teen Volunteer form

Print VBS Adult Volunteer form 

 


Disciples making Disciples -

Share your faith with the youngest parishoners-the future of our church!

"Jesus formed his disciples by making known to them the various dimensions of the Kingdom of God. He entrusted to them 'the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven' (Mt. 13:11); he taught them how to pray (Lk. 11:2); he opened his 'meek and humble heart' to them (Mt. 11:29). The fundamental task of catechesis is to achieve the same objective: the formation of disciples of Jesus Christ." -National Directory of Catechesis, 59.

 

The foundation of our Children's Faith Formation Program cannot happen without the stewardship gifts of time and talent so generously provided by our volunteer Formation Team members, many of whom are older siblings, parents and grandparents! With almost 400 students in our program, the participation of older siblings, parents, guardians and grandparents is essential to making your child’s experience the best that it can be!

Learn more!

 


If you choose to homeschool your child for their weekly faith formation, please contact our Children's Faith Formation office, so that we may have an accurate record of all children in Saint Bede parish who are receiving faith formation.  If you homeschool, and your child has been baptized, is at least 7 years of age, and is ready to prepare to receive their First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion, please visit our Sacramental Preparation Program page for more information.

Contact:  Email Rita Hipple at rhipple@bedeva.org ,  or call (757) 229-3631, ext. 2303.

 

 

Resources:

 

Children's Faith Formation

* Our last session of 2017 was  Sunday April 30! We have had a wonderful year with your children! Blessings for a faith filled, safe and fun summer!

 

*Registration for CFF Pre-K - 8th 2017-2018 is open NOW! 

 

Registration for the High School Youth Ministry is also open! Please open the Youth Ministry tab, under Formation!

 

CFF Registration (Pre-K-8th)

CFF Permission/Release Form (PreK-12)

 

CFF Calendar for 2017-2018 will be posted this summer.

Catechists

 

Pay Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation Fees Online!

 


Vacation Bible School

Join us for VBS 2017 "Hero Central" at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, , June 26-30, 2017!Registration for VBS 2017 is now available through June 4th, 2017! Click on the links to the left to print forms. Submit forms to the St. Bede Parish office, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, 23188 - Attn:VBS Registration.

 

Family Ministry

 

Fun faith activities and more parent resources!