The Curriculum used for grades 1-5 at the Cathedral of St. Helena is the Faith and Life Series published by Ignatius Press. Our catechist teach about all aspects of the Catholic life including the sacraments, the liturgy, the Saints, and holiness, and more.
“The Faith and Life Third Edition series presents Catholic teaching using the time-tested ecclesial methodology and spiral development of catechesis, in a beautiful, student-friendly, comprehensive format.” (Faith and Life Website)
We encourage parents to talk to their kids about what they learned each week to reinforce and deepen their understanding and relationship to Jesus Christ and his Holy Catholic Church.
“Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2226)
Click the links below if you are interested in registering your child for faith formation classes at the Cathedral and St. Helena. If you have further questions please call the Cathedral and ask for Briana Morgan or Deacon Bob Fishman 406-442-5825.