Taunton Catholic North Faith Formation. One of the goals of the original Collaborative Pastoral Plan was to develop a single Faith Formation program for Taunton Catholic North. Despite the pandemic, this was done in the Fall of 2020. We no longer have a faith formation program for each individual parish, but a single program for Taunton Catholic North. Classes are held both at St. Anthony Parish Center and at St. Jude depending upon the grade. Grades 1-5 are based at St. Anthony and Grades 6-9 at St. Jude.
Faith Formation Office The main Faith Formation Office is located at St. Anthony Parish Center. Jane Santos has office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to noon.
The phone number for the Faith Formation Office is 508-824-4545.
Grades 1 through 5 (Pflaum program) will have Faith Formation on Sunday mornings TWICE A MONTH at the St. Anthony Parish Center. Families will attend the 9am Mass on class days followed by class from 10am to 11:15am. As usual, those preparing for 1st Eucharist in Grade 2 will have additional classes during the year. There will also be ONE Saturday class for this group on December 3rd from 9-10:15am due to the city Christmas parade on Sunday December 4th. Grades 6 through 8 (Edge program) will have Faith Formation on Sunday mornings at the St. Jude Church Hall ONCE A MONTH. Families will attend the 10am Mass on class days followed by class from 11am to 1pm. The longer time reflects gathering only once each month. The first day of class is Sunday September 18th.
Grade 9/Confirmation (Purpose program) will now have class on Sunday mornings at St. Jude's TWICE A MONTH. Families will attend the 10am Mass on class days followed by class from 11am to 12:30pm. The first day of class is Sunday September 11th.
Some points to note:
Grades 1-5 & 9 will meet on opposite Sundays from Grades 6-8, in order to prevent you from having to be in two places at the same time.
Mass attendance for all in Faith Formation is a requirement, but on the Sunday's when your child does not have class, feel free to go to whichever Mass is convenient for your family. Weekly Mass cards will be distributed for your child to complete.
Every grade is scheduled to participate in a retreat day and a Safe Environment lesson this year, with the upper grades continuing to be involved in community service.
Beginning this year Grades 8 & 9 will return to being required to turn in a specific number of hours in each year of their Confirmation preparation.
REGISTRATION Faith Formation registration begins ONLINE for 2022-23 on July 7th and fees for this year are as follows: One child -- $50 Two children -- $80 Three of more children -- $99
For 1st Eucharist and Confirmation, a small additional fee will be collected later in the year. All fees are used to defray the costs of the program and are in line with other parishes around us. If any family finds the fees too much of a hardship and needs relief, please speak with Fr. Fred, Jane Santos (Grades 1-5 Coordinator) or Beth Hoye (Grades 6-9 Coordinator) before registering.
For online registration a credit or debit card is required and as a bonus, if you register before August 5th a family will be selected from all online registrations to win this year’s registration for your children for FREE! In-person registration will happen in all parishes of the Collaborative after Masses on the weekends of August 6-7 and August 13-14. Payments will be accepted by cash or check with a possibility of credit/debit payment if we can get the proper services set up by then.
FLOCKNOTE FOR FAITH FORMATION: All communication for Faith Formation parents will be through Flocknote. Message will come via text or email or both - your choice. Instead of parents having to register for Flocknote the Faith Formation Office will do it for them.
Collaborative Office at St. Anthony Parish Center (Corner of Washburn & School Streets) firstname.lastname@example.org Emergency Number for Anointing: 774-955-0898
St Anthony Parish 126 School Street, Taunton MA 02780
St Jude the Apostle Parish 249 Whittenton Street., Taunton MA 02780
St Mary Parish 14 Saint Mary's Square, Taunton, MA 02780
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