Grade School

FINDING GOD PROGRAM

Grades 1-5

We are returning to the Finding God curriculum because it offers a variety of multi-sensory learning experiences for the participants.  We invite our previous participants to bring their Bibles to their small groups, as we will continue to explore scripture together.  Those who are joining us for the first time will be given a Children’s Catholic Bible. 

 

2023-24 Program Schedule:


Sunday Evenings from 5:00-7:00pm
Fall Sessions:  October 1, 8, 15, 29, November 5, 12, 19
Winter Sessions:  December 3, 10, 17, January 7, 21, 28, February 4, 25
Spring Sessions:  March 3, 10 April 7, 14, 21, 28

Sacrament Preparation


We prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist during our sessions.  Please see our sacrament page for further information. CLICK HERE to view Sacrament Prep information.

Come join us for Faith, Fun and Friendships!!!
Finding God’s emphasis on Scripture, prayer, and Church Tradition nurtures children every step of the way on their journey to becoming disciples of Jesus and leads them into a lasting love for the Church.

Employing the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Finding God provides all the tools to engage the whole child—mind, heart, and soul—uniquely guiding children to practice prayer and reflection, to explore Scripture, and to find God in all things.

Finding God: Our Response to God’s Gifts is based on a spiral curriculum that integrates the fundamental themes of the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Scripture and Catholic Social Teachings. As children are introduced to and revisit concepts and vocabulary from one year to the next, their knowledge and experience both broaden and deepen as they grow in faith as committed disciples of Jesus.

 

Program Benefits


Scripture and Tradition: Engaging presentation provides catechists and teachers with a meaningful opportunity to proclaim the Good News and pass on our Catholic faith to the next generation.

Prayer: Relevant opportunities help children integrate traditional prayer into daily life.

Multisensory Learning: Exploring Faith Through Art prints, music, and video suggestions serve a variety of learning styles.


NEW! FAMILY FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM

In an effort to support and encourage families to grow in their faith together, as well as offer alternatives for families that already have busy schedules, we are offering a new family-based program. This program will meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30 pm.  The sessions will begin with a large-group catechetical session, followed by participation in the Eucharistic liturgy. These liturgies will be “teaching masses” that will help the participants gain a deeper understanding of what we do when we celebrate the Eucharist. Following mass, we will offer additional youth ministry programming for middle and high school youth.

Non-Baptized children and youth participating in the Family Faith Formation Program that are also preparing to receive sacraments in the  Fall and Spring of 2024 will have additional gatherings focused on preparation for those celebrations. 

The large group preparation experiences for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist will take place only on Sunday evenings.


Register Today!


Use the buttons below to register youth participants or adult volunteers for the 2023-24 session of the Pax Christi Faith Formation as we explore faith, having fun and building friendships along the way!

REGISTER YOUTH PARTICIPANTS REGISTER TO BE A VOLUNTEER


CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW)

Ages 4-years-old through Grade 3

Offered during the 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 5:00 pm masses on Sunday

The Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) ministry enables children to participate in the weekend worship experience, to nourish and guide their spiritual growth, and to immerse them in the Word of God in ways that are understandable to them. All children ages 4 years old through 3rd grade are welcome to participate. They enjoy the Word of God on their level, shared prayer, singing, and activities. There is no prior registration or fee for participation.

For more information about the Elementary Program, please contact Reneé Dignan at 952-405-7212 or rdignan@paxchristi.com, or call the parish office at 952-941-3150.


More Helpful Faith Formation Links

Below you will find several helpful links. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Parish Office at 952-941-3150.

ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FAITH FORMATION POLICIES 2023-24 PROGRAM CALENDAR SAFE ENVIRONMENT/VIRTUS RESOURCES




Pax Christi Catholic Community

12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

952-941-3150

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