Saint Andrew Catholic Church and School

Youth Faith Formation

UPCOMING FAITH FORMATION SCHEDULE

2022-2023 Calendar *new*

Jeff Cavins Formation Series for 2022-2023

Registration Information

To register for faith formation, review and complete the forms linked below

2022 - 2023 Faith Formation Year

2022 - 2023 Faith Formation Information Letter

2022 - 2023 Faith Formation Registration - fillable PDF form

All completed forms can be sent electronically to [email protected]ew.net or mailed to:

Melissa Anderson
Saint Andrew Catholic Church
566 4th St NW
Elk River, MN 55330

2022-2023 Faith Formation Program Outline

The faith formation program for all grades is made up of three components:

  1. Youth formation that includes on-site, grade appropriate lessons for youth - meeting approximately every other week (a total of 12 lessons throughout the year)
  2. A family activity that meets approximately one time per month where the entire family attends and engages in worship and/or prayer together
  3. Adult formation provided by Jeff Cavins who will be on-site approximately one time per month

Weekly Updates with schedules, lessons and additional information will be emailed to all families registered for the 2022-2023 Faith Formation program. Registration information can be located above. Also check out the youth ministry opportunities available to all youth in grades 5 - 12 (Youth Ministry link).

Youth Formation

Grades 1 - 5

Will meet on-site in the St. Andrew school approximately every other Wednesday (6:30 - 7:45 pm). Adult leaders will utilize a curriculum called Faith and Life by Ignatius Press.

Grades 6 - 10

Sunday Option Wednesday Option
  • Meets on-site approximately every other Sunday evening from 6:30 - 7:30 pm
    • Participants will gather in small groups for one hour
    • Videos from Y-Disciple (Grades 6- 8) or Chosen: Your Journey Towards Confirmation by Ascension Press (grades 9 - 10) will be used to introduce a topic or lesson followed by small group discussion
    • Small group discussion will be led by an adult leader. Leaders will utilize a discussion guide that compliments the video.
    • The group will share life and share prayer by praying lectio divina with the Gospel reading for Sunday.
  • Meets on-site approximately every other Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 7:45 pm
  • A typical session will include:
    • A large group gathering with everyone in grades 6 - 8 or grades 9-10 - will include an activity such as a skit, game or ice-breaker
    • A 10-15 min talk by a youth minister
    • 20 - 30 minutes small group time led by adult leader. The group will share life and prayer and discuss reactions to the talk provided by the youth minister.
    • 10 min wrap up with large group gathering to explore a lesson or story from the Bible
Confirmation Study Material - YDISCIPLE SERIES
Family Activity

The Family Activity that will take place at the church once a month on Wednesdays (6:30 - 7:45 pm). This will be an opportunity for families to learn together! Some examples of these activities include: Family Rosary, Adoration, a Teaching Mass led by Father Mark and Stations of the Cross. These sessions are part of the Faith Formation program and all youth and parents are strongly encouraged to attend.

Adult Formation

We are blessed to have Jeff Cavins - Catholic evangelist, author, and biblical scholar - coming to St. Andrew once per month to speak to both parents and high school youth. Mr. Cavins will be on-site approximately one Wednesday per month (6:30 - 7:45 pm). All parents are encouraged to attend. For more information about Jeff and his ministries, visit www.jeffcavins.com.

 

Shared Life & Shared Prayer at Home
Find the Scripture reading for each Day or Weekend at https://bible.usccb.org/

Lectio Divina means "divine reading".  It is a method for praying with the Scriptures.  Saint Paul wrote, "The word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12) We believe that the Holy Spirit is the principle author of Scripture. In our practice of praying with Scripture through Lectio Divina, we are mindful of the Word being living, as it speaks directly into our hearts. We are hopeful that it will become effective, as it moves us to action in our lives.