This year, our model for Family Formation has changed. A Family of Faith encourages and equips parents to catechize their children. Equipping will continue to be one of our goals. However, the curriculum has changed and the focus this year will be more on encouraging our parents, along with teaching the children. This will be done through Alpha. Since Alpha is a weekly program, we will not meet once per month, as in the past. We will also not meet together regularly in the fall. The Alpha for Family Formation will be in the spring in the St. Gerald School gym. Sessions will begin at 5:45 with food. Dinner together is part of the program and not optional. If you or your children have food allergies, please contact the church office and we will work to accommodate you. If you prefer, you can bring your own food. After dinner, classes will be held for children K-6, child care will be provided, and the adults will experience Alpha.
The annual tuition is $120 per family. This is a per family fee (not per child) and covers families with children in grades K-8. This one fee covers all areas of sacramental preparation (Family Formation, Confirmation, First Reconciliation, and First Communion).
Family Formation Gatherings in 2022-2023
Sept. 7 - Family Formation Kickoff. After dinner together, we will distribute the teaching materials and go over how they can be used to teach your children. We will also answer any questions you may have about the Alpha program in the spring.
Feb. 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8
March 10-11 - the Alpha Retreat (times and location TBD)
March 15, 22, 29
Registration Grades K-6
Please complete the online registration, including all children in grades K-6 in your family.
The annual tuition is $120 per family. This is a per family fee (not per child) and covers families with children in grades K-8 (includes those in Confirmation prep).
Family Formation participation is a prerequisite for First Reconciliation and First Communion Preparation
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St. Gerald Catholic Church
7859 Lakeview St., Ralston, NE 68127