Education - Faith Formation Program (FFP)

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2020 Faith Formation Registration Form (PDF)

Dear Faith Formation Families, 

Faith Formation is a Religious Education Program offered to the young members of our parish (ages 6 to 15) allowing them to gain a deeper insight into their faith and God’s love for them. Our Faith Formation Program is not intended to take the place of regular Mass attendance, rather build upon its strengths. 

Given our experience with the Corona Virus Pandemic, we have been looking for ways to adapt, our Faith Formation Program that will allow for continued learning if social distancing is required in the 2020—2021 school year.  With that in mind we will offer a Family Model of Faith Formation utilizing a brand new curriculum from Sadlier Religion.  The Christ In Us blended-learning catechetical program allows all participants full access to transformational print and digital resources that can easily be used in the parish setting or at home.

The Christ In Us Family Model of catechesis draws upon the strengths of families and provides ongoing support, formation, and encouragement to help families grow in their Catholic faith.  Family gathered sessions take place here at Our Lady of Consolation (twice a month; one Wednesday evening and one Sunday morning, from September through May) for faith-related activities that support the instruction families share at home between sessions. 

It is important that every child receive a religious education so to prepare them for a life of discipleship and reception of the Sacraments.

First Reconciliation follows two years of preparation for the sacrament.

First Eucharist follows preparation for the sacrament of Reconciliation and one year of preparation for the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist.

Confirmation Preparation begins on the 7th Grade level and continues for two consecutive years. After two years of Confirmation preparation, the Sacrament of Confirmation is received the following fall.

*As we approach this Faith Formation Year, trust assured of our commitment to the health and safety of our families and staff.  We have taken precautions to ensure proper sanitation and social distancing is in place along with following strict guidelines issued per the Governor’s directive, CDC guidelines and in coordination with local public health departments.  

Please note our schedule for (in-person) Family Gathered sessions and Catechist led training is subject to change.   At any time a family does not feel safe or comfortable returning to the parish or for those who are high risk, e-learning is available. 

Thank you and God Bless,
Mrs. Cathy Scolaro, Director
E-Mail: FFP@olcweb.org
219-769-2295


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If it becomes necessary to cancel classes due to inclement weather or other emergency situations, notice will be posted online at www.emergencyclosingcenter.com. Search for the facility by typing: Our Lady of Consolation (then tab & type) Merrillville, then click SUBMIT. Or, you may call 847-238-1234 from a touch tone phone and enter: 2197691755 (our main phone number).

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