Registration

Registration for our 2021-2022 Faith Formation year is now closed. Thank you to all who registered.

We will be offering a hybrid faith formation program, consisting of:

  • Virtual sessions
  • On-site sessions
  • Sessions for the entire family

Parent Resources

View All Parent Resources Here

PREP Policies

PREP Policies and Code of Conduct

Ground rules for Virtual Sessions

  • Schedule a space and timeframe away from distractions.
  • Do not multi-task during the session.
  • Do not ‘ghost-attend’ – where the student joins the session, but turns their camera and microphone off, and does not participate in the class. Students who do this will be marked ‘Absent’ from the session.
  • We strongly discourage signing in to a St. Isaac Jogues virtual Faith Formation session while driving/riding in a car. It is unsafe, and an ineffective way for the student to receive the St. Isaac Jogues Faith Formation program.
  • If technology is a challenge and you need assistance, please reach out to your catechist.

Related Sites

Loyola Press for Parents

Adult Faith Formation

We are pleased to announce that this year we will be leveraging the Symbolon Program to continue the education of Catholic adults in their knowledge of Church doctrine, dogma, mission and teachings!

What is Symbolon?

Symbolon will lead you through the “big picture” of the Catholic Faith, with our Creed as the guide. Symbolon brings together some of the most trusted Catholic teachers in the world to guide you through the breadth and richness of the Catholic faith. Symbolon is recommended for use in RCIA, for Catechist training, in Men’s & Women’s Groups, Bible Study Groups and more.

Symbolon Introductory Session 2021 (English and Spanish)

Symbolon Session Calendar for SIJ Adult Faith Formation Program – Calendar – 2021-2022

Symbolon Session 1 Call to Conversion Questions | Symbolon Sesion 1 Llamado a la Conversion Preguntas

Symbolon Session 2 Call to Conversion Questions | Symbolon Sesion 2 Llamado a Conversion Preguntas

Symbolon Session 3 Call to Conversion Questions | Symbolon Sesion 3 Lamado a la Conversion Preguntas

Symbolon Session 4 Call to Conversion Questions | Symbolon Sesión 4 Llamado a la Conversion Preguntas

Symbolon Session 5 Call to Conversion Questions | Symbolon Sesión 5 Llamado a la Conversion Preguntas

Symbolon Session 6 Call to Conversion Questions | Symbolon Sesión 6 Llamado a la Conversion Preguntas

Symbolon Session 7 Call to Conversion Questions | Symbolon Sesion 7 Llamado a la Conversion Preguntas

Religious Education

Registration for our 2021-2022 Faith Formation year is now closed. Thank you to all who registered.

We will be offering a hybrid faith formation program, consisting of:

  • Virtual sessions
  • On-site sessions
  • Sessions for the entire family

2021-2022 Session Calendars

2021-2022 On-site PREP Session Schedule

2021-2022 Virtual PREP Session Schedule

Sacramental Preparation

St. Isaac Jogues has many different programs to help prepare candidates and their families for celebrating the Sacraments. Please be aware that Sacramental Catechesis is separate from our Parish Religious Education Program (P.R.E.P.). This separation is practiced all over the dioceses in Florida and the Catholic Church in the United States.

Registration is now closed for our 2021-2022 Sacramental Preparation programs. Thank you to all who registered.

 

Confirmation eligibility requirements

Learn More about Sacramental Preparation Here

Catechist Resources

Passion. Commitment. Discipleship.

From teaching in either virtual of in-person classrooms, to assisting the Faith Formation Office and the PREP and Sacramental Preparation Coordinators, to performing administrative tasks, to being a digital helper, there are countless ways to support our Faith Formation Ministry.

Please prayerfully consider becoming a St. Isaac Jogues catechist. The blessings on this ministry abound!

Loyola Press for Catechists

Becoming Catholic RCIA

Did you know that no one is born Catholic? If you have never been baptized, you may wish to explore becoming a Catholic.  This process is known as the Catechumenate, starts in the Fall of every year and it moves in stages or steps toward Lent and the Easter Vigil when Baptism is celebrated.

Someone baptized in a Christian church may now wish to be a Catholic. A group similar to the Catechumenate receives instruction, guidance, and support. Reception into the Church usually also takes place at the Easter Vigil.

A baptized Catholic may discover that they have yet to receive the other sacraments of initiation, such as Confirmation and Eucharist. The person may also realize that they have missed essential religious formation and may now desire to continue the growth that all Catholics should experience. Throughout the year, the parish offers series and sessions for such adults.

In all cases, begin by contacting Mike Baker.

Come home!

Commission/Reimaging Committee (CRC)

The St Isaac Jogues Faith Formation Commission established the Reimagining Committee to gather data and conduct research to assist in the planning and implementation of the 2020 and beyond Faith Formation Program.

Accomplishments of the Reimagining Committee so far:

  • Surveyed SIJ Commission leaders and met with over 50 catechists
  • Consulted with our parish pastor on the new Virtual program for catechist/student sessions
  • Selected a new curriculum (K-8): Loyola Press “Finding God/Encontrando a Dios”
  • Leveraged the SIJ YouTube channel for faith formation
  • Successfully executed the fully virtual 2020-2021 Faith Formation Program
  • Successfully deployed the 2021-2022 hybrid Faith Formation Program

 

“Faith is what gets you started. Hope is what keeps you going. Love is what brings you to the end.”
Mother Angelica

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School 2021 was held virtually via the St Isaac Jogues YouTube Channel.

Contact us at faithformation@st-isaac.org for specific questions regarding VBS.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

* Updated August 30, 2021

How do I register my child for Sacramental Preparation?

The Faith Formation and Sacramental Preparation programs run from September – May, concurrent with the school year. Registrations occurred online only from May – July. Registrations are now closed and all classrooms are full.

Someone told me that my child must have two years of faith formation before they can receive their First Holy Communion. Is this true?

To receive their first Reconciliation and first Holy Communion, the church teaches that the person must be baptized and has reached the age of reason (usually 7 or older and in 2nd grade or higher.) The person should also be formed in their faith before they begin Sacramental Preparation. Our parish, along with most others, requests that the person completes at least one year of formal Faith Formation, either at a Catholic parish or at a Catholic school.

Are Faith Formation classes offered in person?

For Faith Formation Year 2021-2022, we will offer classes both in person and virtually. Please review our Parent Resources Page for class times.