Faith Formation Ministry

Following the call to bring people to a closer relationship with Jesus, Faith Formation promotes, nurtures, and offers life-long formation for those ministering to children and adults by providing courses on faith formation and catechetical topics, catechetical certification through the Diocese of Palm Beach Florida, and retreats in both English and Spanish. 

Please note: Virtus: “Protecting God’s Children” will be provided for all children and teens during the course of the year. Catechist at St. Juliana Church have all been certified by the Diocese of Palm Beach. They are all background checked and Virtus Trained.

REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT THE END OF THE PAGE

Contact
Jackie Moyeno
St. Juliana Faith Formation Director
561-833-1278
jmoyeno@stjulianawpb.com

Cynthia Flores
Faith Formation Office Assistant
561-833-1278
cflores@stjulianawpb.com

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PreK thru Grade 1st – This program helps and guides children to begin building blocks in forming a deeper connection in their faith life. In each class, the children gather for prayer, song, and an activity that taps into something they already know or have experienced and introduces the Sunday Gospel theme. They proclaim the Gospel together and then learn the related Church teaching and doctrine. Games, discussion questions, and activities reinforce the Scripture, doctrine, and life application. They are building on their own personal faith life with Christ. (Materials used: Praying with your Five Fingers by Paraclete Publishers, Our Father Activity Sheet by LTP, The Sunday Gospels by Pflaum Publishers)

This is a process for children preparing to receive their First Reconciliation and First Communion. The children’s attendance at class provides, Prayer Center, and hands-on projects regarding Reconciliation and the Eucharist which are in the heart of these sessions. First Holy Communion is received as a group. Parents are encouraged to take a monthly class regarding the various Sacraments to better understand the full deep meaning of engaging in the sacramental life of the child, and also to help build a stronger faith life at home with their children and families. During the season of Advent and Lent, the opening prayer should have The ACT OF CONTRITION. Children entering the second grade will complete a 2 year term 2nd grade focusing on the Sacrament of Reconciliation and 3rd Grade on the Gospels and Eucharist, and the same follows for children who enter at a later time. First Communion will be received once the 2 year first Communion preparation is completed. (Materials that are used for this preparation are the following: From Mass to Mission by Joyce Donahue; Understanding the Mass and Its Significance for Our Christian Life for Children, Leader’s Guide provides parish catechists with the tools for teaching children about the Mass. The Sunday Gospels by Pflaum Publishers. They proclaim the Gospel together and then learn the related Church teaching and doctrine. Together in Jesus First Reconciliation and First Communion Packet).

This is very essential as the children continue to build their faith life through the sacraments already received. (Materials that are used for this process: Understanding the Mass and its significance for From Mass to Mission by Joyce Donahue; Understanding the Mass and Its Significance for Our Christian Life for Children, Leader’s Guide provides parish catechists with the tools for teaching children about the Mass. The Sunday Gospels by Pflaum Publishers. They proclaim the Gospel together and then learn the related Church teaching and doctrine.) (Catechists also receive the following materials: Celebrating the Lectionary based on the grade level with based resources; Liturgical Calendar; All students receive 28 lessons of the Pflaum material. Teaching Guides for catechists; and added material).

Pre-Confirmation Preparation/ Every class begins with an opening prayer which is based on the following weeks Gospel: catechists are required to build an altar based on the Gospel, Liturgical Season, Saint and/or the Gospel relating it to concerns and issues that are tangible with what is occurring in society, community, or the world. (The weeklies Pflaum guide them to build a lesson plan) children will interact in small group sessions. During the season of Advent and Lent, the opening prayer should include The ACT OF CONTRITION. This will allow students to be familiarized with the prayer during their Reconciliation either at the retreat, or at a Reconciliation Service. The children will be building community amongst themselves and have group activities in small groups.

Pre Confirmation Preparation/Every Every class begins with an opening prayer which is based on the following weeks Gospel: (Follow the above example) catechists are required to build an altar based on the Gospel, Liturgical Season with the saint of the day or week relating it specifically with the Saints for discussion in class and how they relate to our times or in their lives. (The weeklies Pflaum will guide them along with creativity to build a lesson plan. Children will interact in small group sessions and discuss on how the Saint relates to an event, situation, life experience or etc… a saint they have witnessed or experienced. The ACT OF CONTRITION should be prayed in the opening prayer during Advent and Lent. This will allow students to be familiarized with it during their Reconciliation either at the retreat, or at a Reconciliation Service. Retreat (Easter for Youth, through the Youth Group) is mandatory for 7th, 8th, and High School 1st Year Preparation.

Every class begins with an opening prayer which is based on the following weeks Gospel: catechists are required to build an altar based on the Gospel, Liturgical Season, Saints, and from Mass to Mission. Have articles describing this part….. They will be learning the various parts of Mass and all which it entails. Liturgy is the heart of our prayer life and how we pray as a community, and they should be acquainted of its meaning and why and how we pray in various forms especially the guided steps of Mass should be very essential during this time: They will also be engaging in the Gifts of the Holy Spirit and how to use these gifts wisely. (Guided material Mass to Mission for teens, and a Didache Series on Confirmation, They will also be studying a complete preparation course on the Sacrament of Confirmation: Chapter 1 through Chapter 6: Teens will be engaging in conversation in group settings and speak on how they are understanding the Mass and its parts. The ACT OF CONTRITION is part of the opening prayer during the season of Advent and Lent. This will allow students to be familiarized with it during their Reconciliation on or before the retreat or at a Reconciliation Service within the Parish. Retreat is mandatory for 7th, 8th, and High School. They are also required to serve in the community a total of 10 service hours.

Every class begins with an opening prayer which is based on the following weeks Gospel: catechists are required to build an altar based on the Gospel, Liturgical Season, Saints, and the Beatitudes: (Guided material Mass to Mission, Weeklies They will also be studying a complete preparation course on the Sacrament of Confirmation: Chapter 7 through Chapter 12) Teens will be engaging in conversation in a group setting discussing the meaning of the Beatitudes and how it reflects in their everyday life. ALL 2nd YEAR CONFIMATION Students must have a one paragraph well written or typed letter to Bishop explaining why they want to be confirmed? What is the meaning of Confirmation to them? Why they chose their Saint name and what examples resonated with them? The ACT OF CONTRITION will be prayed during the opening prayer during the season of Advent and Lent. This will allow students to be familiarized with it during their Reconciliation either at the retreat, or at a Reconciliation Service within the Parish. Confirmation Retreat is mandatory for all Confirmation II students. Service Hours teens in 2nd year Confirmation II: a total of 20 per year: 10 hours are community service, and the hours are divided as follows: 10 hours are divided into Liturgical and volunteer service in the church: examples in liturgy (ushers, servers, choir, lectors, other Church activities.

R.C.I.A. or Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process for people who would like to know more about the Roman Catholic faith. Those who would like to receive the Sacraments of Initiation, that is, Baptism, Confirmation and Communion. It is also for those who desire to be received in full communion to the Catholic Church or who would like to convert to the Catholic Church.

Are you interested in learning more about Catholicism? Do you have friends or acquaintances who are questioning what Catholicism is all about? Do you have Catholic family members or friends who have fallen away from the Faith? Invite them to investigate the truth about Catholicism by joining the RCIA group here at St. Juliana. Our group meets once a week for the length of the school year, beginning in late august. Practicing Catholics are encouraged to join as well – you are guaranteed to learn things about the Church you never knew! The program is open for adults 18 and over.

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The Quinceañera should not be an excuse to have a party. It is a time of thanksgiving for life, family, community, and our parish faith life.

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