Journey of Faith for Children

At St. Benedict Catholic Church, we recognize that parents are the first and foremost teachers of the faith.

The Journey of Faith program assists parents in developing their children’s faith by offering Catechesis for all children in kindergarten through 5th grade. This program helps children build a closer relationship with Christ and better understand God’s love and mercy through engaging, age-appropriate lessons. We believe that faith formation is a lifelong process, so we choose materials that will help build a foundation of curiosity and understanding in our children.

Journey of Faith is a grade level based learning environment that uses workbooks, crafts, skits, prayer, song, and interactive online content to engage your children as they continue their Journey with Christ. As a group, children and their Catechists join together to discuss Scripture, tradition, and teachings of the Catholic church.

Each week, your child will bring home a page from their workbook so they can share what they discussed in class. Families are encouraged to use these pages as a tool at home to further the child’s knowledge and excitement for our Catholic faith.

Religious Education Registration for 2020-2021

Registration for all RE programs at St. Benedict will open online via our website on August 1. Although sessions may look different this year, we have worked hard to develop creative ways to continue quality faith formation for children and teens in our parish. We realize that new ways of learning, gathering, and praying may be difficult to embrace, but we trust that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide our hearts and minds.

Please note that although we anticipate programs to begin in September, all schedules remain flexible and are subject to change.


Notable Changes for Fall

All program costs for 2020-2021 have been reduced to $40 per child/teen (with a family maximum of $100). Several families have experienced a loss of income this year, so for those willing to do so, an additional donation may also be made to support another child in RE.

Journey of Faith (K-5th grade) will begin as a fully-supported home study model with one in-person gathering each month in the Church. Virtual classrooms will have an option for classmates and catechists to interact, or children may work at their own pace.

For all in-person gatherings, children and adults will be expected to wear face coverings and proper physical distancing will be maintained. No snacks or sharing of supplies will be allowed. These practices are all for the protection of everyone.

We look forward to beginning the new year of faith formation together!

Fall 2020 Schedule

At Home/Virtual Classroom

Week of
Sep 6, 13
Oct 11, 18
Nov 1, 8, 29
Dec 6

In Person Gathering from 6:00-7:00pm

Tue, Sep 29
Tue, Oct 27
Tue, Nov 17

*All in person gatherings are subject to change.

Heather Mooney

Coordinator of Children's Faith Formation