Faith Formation

Faith Formation

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Director of Faith Formation                                                  Faith Formation Grades PreK-6
Bonnie Barker

Bonnie has been the  Director                                             The Faith Formation Process:
of Faith Formation since 2006.                                         * Proclaims and teaches God’s Word
She is an organized soul who keeps the                            * Is committed to enabling growth
Youth Ministry Office running relatively                             in faith and relationship to Jesus
smoothly. She loves seeing the joy and                             * Meets and follows the guidelines
excitement on the faces of our children                               of the General Directory for
especially when they receive Jesus for the                          Catechesis and the National
first time; In her “spare” time Bonnie                                  Catechetical Directory
enjoys reading, playing with her cats, and                        * Uses texts that are in accordance
diner breakfasts with her husband.                                       with the Catechism of the Catholic                                                                                                        Church


 Faith Formation, formerly Religious Education, denotes more than knowledge of God and the tenants of our Catholic Religion, which are important. Faith Formation speaks of a continuing growth in our relationship with God and with the Church- the People of God. It also includes prayer, worship, and a sense of service to each other. Faith Formation is life long and ongoing. Celebration in Liturgy and service to others reinforces what is taught on the classroom.

Children’s faith is first formed within the family. “The role of parents… is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide adequate substitution”(Declaration on Christian Education #3-Vatican II). The Christian community assists you in this important role.

Being instrumental in your child’s faith formation helps you grow in your faith. To this end, we offer parent sessions, adult formation opportunities and formation sessions for children.

If you have experienced or are currently experiencing any sort of barrier or alienation between you and the church, feel free to contact the pastor or a staff member so that together we might explore possible solutions.

Volunteers are always needed to help make our Faith Formation Programs a success, if you feel called to serve God in this way, please don’t hesitate to contact Bonnie!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call (315)469-6995 Ext. 5 or e-mail: reled@cnymail.com