Taunton Catholic North Faith Formation. One of the goals of the 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 & 2 will have Faith Formation on Sunday morning at St. Anthony following the 9am Family Mass. Classes end at 11am. This year there will be a integration between grades 1 & 2 First Communion and the Mass. We are planning to develop Liturgy of the Word for children in grades 1 & 2. We also a, re planning to turn the 9am Mass into a family Mass. Grades 1 & 2 families will be responsible for participating in the preparation of the Mass on a monthly basis. Thus, grade 1 & 2 families are asked to attend this mass. The first day of class is Sunday September 26. We will have a parent's meeting before the start of class, but the date has not yet been determined.
Grades 3-5 will have class on Saturday morning at St. Anthony from 9am to 10:30am. Families with children in these grades are also required to attend mass, but a Mass of your choice. The first day of class is Saturday, September 25. We will have a parent's meeting before the start of class but the date has not yet been determined.
Grades 6 will have class at St. Anthony Parish Center on Sundays following the 9am Mass. Class will begin at 10am and end at 11am. We will use a program by Life Teen called Edge in grades 6-8. Grade 6 will use the same program as grades 7 & 8, but at a different time. Originally, grade 6 was going to be with grade 7 & 8, but this has changed to lessen the number of students together at the same time. The first day of class is Sunday September 26. On that day we will have a parent/student meeting.
Grades 7 & 8 (Edge) will have class at St. Jude Hall & Church starting at 5:30pm. Class will be followed by the 7pm Mass. We will use a program by Life Teen called Edge in grades 7-8. This year these grades will study commandments and Church. There will be an integration between the class and the Mass. The 7pm Mass will become a Youth Mass. Thus, we are asking the middle school students to attend this Mass if possible, but another Mass can be attended on a case by case basis. The first day of class is Sunday September 26. We will have a parent meeting on that day. To lessen the number of parents and students in the Hall, we will begin with 8th grade parents and students in the Church, and 7th grade parents and students in the Hall.
Grade 9 (Purpose) will also have class on Sunday night starting at 5:30pm in the St. Jude Religious Education building. As we have over the past few years, we will use Purpose by Life Teen for Confirmation Preparation. Class will be followed by attending the 7pm Mass. As in the other grades there will be a integration between the class and the Mass. The 7pm Mass will become a Youth Mass. A different grade will sponsor the Mass each week that we have class. Thus, we are asking Confirmation Candidates to attend this Mass if possible, but another Mass can be attended on a case by case basis. The first day of class is Sunday September 26. There will be a parent meeting on Sunday October 3 at 5:30 pm at St. Anthony Parish Center. We are meeting there because the Hall at St. Jude will not be available because it is being used by grades 7 & 8.
Grade 1 & registration for new students will be done by meeting with Fr. Fred. Most of the appointments will be on Saturday morning, but some are on Thursday from 6-6:30pm. Please call the Faith Formation office (508-824-4545) or the collaborative office (508-824-3333) to schedule an appointment. Please print and fill out the registration form in advance of the meeting. Click here to print the form. Also bring a copy of a baptism certificate, if a child was baptized outside of these 3 parishes. Be certain to give a cell phone number when registering if an appoint has to be rescheduled because of a funeral.
Grades 2-9 Registration. You can register for Faith formation in two ways: hand in a printed registration form or on-line. The payment for 1 child is $30.00, 2 children $50.00, 3 or more $60.00.
To register and pay on-line click here. All on-line registrations are being done through WeShare site.
To download and print the registration form click here. The complete form can be brought to the collaborative office during business hours, or brought to the Faith Formation Office on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 8am to noon.
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) email@example.com 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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