Faith Formation ~ Children K - 5

Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.

Matthew 19:14

Faith Formation for children kindergarten through fifth grade supports and assists parents in the privilege and responsibility of passing on their Catholic faith to their children by providing formal and systematic catechesis, sacramental preparation and an environment that draws them more deeply into communion with Jesus Christ

Faith Formation provides opportunities for children to know Christ and his teachings by promoting a knowledge of the faith, Liturgy and Sacraments, moral formation, how to pray, an active participation in the life and mission of the Church, and a missionary spirit to be present as Christians in society.

About the Program

For over 40 years, the Christ Our Life religious education program has been leading children to Jesus Christ in schools and religious education programs in every diocese in the United States. A favorite among faith formation program directors, teachers, and catechists, Christ Our Life features the original spiral curriculum — a teaching process that ensures consistent progress toward an accurate and thorough understanding of the faith.

Written by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the 2016 edition of Christ Our Life fosters children’s love of God and guides them toward a life of discipleship. With its thorough presentation of the authentic teachings of the Catholic Church, comprehensive approach, and variety of teaching methods, Christ Our Life is the only program that is aligned with the Church’s mission for a New Evangelization, the NCEA: IFG ACRE assessments, and the Six Tasks of Catechesis.

Christ Our Life Family Resources

Christ Our Life offers parents and families materials specifically designed for use at home whether catechesis takes place in the parish, school, or home. From at-home, family friendly lesson plans, to interactive study guides, to the exciting online game Stump the Shepherd, the activities listed below will refresh your own faith while helping you become an active partner in your child’s faith formation.