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Youth Faith Formation

YFF (CSR/PSR) Religion Program Page

Religion Program Handbook
Parent/Student Commitment Form
YFF Registration Form
YFF Formation Calendar

Classes meet every Wednesday, beginning at 6:30pm. Students are expected to be in their classroom at this time for attendance and prayer. Doors open at 6:15pm. Students are to remain in the center hallway until their teacher is present. Classes dismiss at 7:45pm. We ask that parents or an older sibling accompany first and second grade students from their classroom at the end of the evening.

Mission Statement

St. Dominic, St. Augustine & St. Anthony’s Parish Religion Program was developed to assist parents in providing a Catholic faith foundation for the children of the parishes who attend the public school. Their faith journey will be patterned on the life of Jesus Christ and on Catholic values including worship/prayer, service, morality/social justice, and our Church’s history from the New and Old Testaments.

Religious Education

This religious education program will be experienced using a systemized approach over an eight year period. The students will be prepared for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation, for the involvement in parish ministry.

Administration

St. Dominic

Father Pat Peter
Deacon Linus Klostermann

St. Augustine/St. Anthony

Father Chuck Tuttle
Deacon Bob Lippert

Classroom Volunteers

This program is targeted to the age levels of 6-13 or grades 1-8. Catechists or teachers will provide faith foundation in a systemized approach with textbooks & materials. Volunteers will team teach with catechist. Time commitment is one school year, 2 hours per week. Every Wednesday 6-8 p.m. Child protection program is mandatory for initial & annual updates. Communication skills, willingness to work with youth. Training by diocese.

Youth Ministry - Teen

The Breese YM is made up of all high school youth who attend St. Augustine or St. Dominic (or Mater Dei).

Youth ministry means living your faith in a fun way with a group of your peers. You have the opportunity to become involved in service projects, sports, fundraisers and the Youth Conference. If you have been baptized, you’re already in! Meetings are held once a month on Sundays at noon.

Great Places to Check Out

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)
Catholic Youth
Mater Dei Catholic High School
Life Teen
Religious Vocation Discernment Guide
Catholic Network of Volunteer Service
OYE Magazine
Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry
Breese Youth Ministry September Newsletter

For Adult Volunteers

Youth ministry’s goal is to further our youth’s spiritual lives through service, fun, prayer, and worship. Must be a practicing Catholic and have a genuine care for young people. It is NOT necessary to have a strong theological knowledge base, just a willingness to share yourself with youth. Chaperones are always needed on a per project basis to organize and help out with each event. Length of time varies with what you're able to give. Adults are involved with coordinating all the different activities of youth ministry. Adult volunteers must be in compliance with the Child Protection Policy.

Initial Child Protection Policy Training

The mission of our parish is to be a community that believes and proclaims the powerful and loving presence of Jesus Christ and extends His love to others. We are called and sent to do this through worship, word and work—celebrating God’s love; fostering growth in God’s love through Christian formation; and extending God’s love through service.