Elementary Family Formation is for children grades Kindergarten through 5th grade! We take great joy in teaching children about God’s love and a love for our faith. All elementary religious education sessions are part of Elementary Family Formation (EFF). We hope and pray that participating in our religious education programs helps your entire family grow in their faith.
Sessions begin in September and continue until the first weekend in May, with breaks for holidays that follow the CFBISD public school calendar. All materials are provided. We encourage our children to memorize prayers at an age-appropriate level using our Prayer Honor Roll, located at the bottom of this page. You may choose from two options for your child/family to attend. Once you select this option, you will attend this session time for the entire year. Please download the EFF calendar located at the bottom of this page.
– Sunday Mornings at 9:30 – 10:45am
– Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 – 5:45pm
Parents – Parents will be given materials and prayers to engage their children throughout the week. It is our goal that parents feel supported and assisted in effectively sharing our faith with your family. There are special enrichment sessions which correspond to the liturgical year, such as Advent and Lent. Parents will be invited to attend these enrichment classes. Parent catechesis is also offered for “parents only” periodically throughout the year.
Volunteers –One way to share your talents is to teach sessions. All lesson plans and materials are provided. A tuition discount is offered for families who volunteer to teach. Less demanding volunteer opportunities include being a substitute teacher, helping with enrichment sessions, material preparations, door monitors, etc. To keep our children protected, all volunteers must attend Safe Environment training. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Karen Hines at [email protected].
Tuition – Fees are charged to offset the cost of family and student books distributed to students, and for all the other materials provided throughout the year. A discount is available for those families who register early – June through August 15th. Tuition is due by November 1st. Payment plans and financial aid are available upon request.
|Tuition Fees – Tuition is due by November 1st
|*Early registration thru August 15th
|$80 per child
|Family maximum – $200
|*Registration after August 15th
|$100 per child
|Family maximum – $250
|$50 per child
|Family maximum – $150
Make an Elementary Family Formation Payment with credit card on Faith Direct.
Home Study – Home study options are available for religious education if your family home-schools for academic subjects or if your child has a health condition preventing attendance in person. Please email Karen Hines at [email protected] for more information.
Sacraments – If you are interested in having your child receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Confession) and First Holy Communion, please visit St Catherine’s Elementary Sacrament Formation for preparation requirements.
Calendar – Please download our 2023 – 2024 EFF Calendar and get all of our session dates on your family calendar!
Prayer Honor Roll – Please download our Prayer Honor Roll.
New to our Parish – If you have recently moved to our parish, WELCOME! Please visit Join St Catherine’s Community to register your family. Then register your child in Elementary Family Formation using the link below.
Registration – To register for Elementary Family Formation call or email Karen Hines at 972-492-3237 or [email protected].