Faith Formation and Religious Education
A warm welcome to Sacred Heart Religious Education and Faith Formation! We strive to serve all levels of faith inquiry and development, and are happy to be of service to Christ in His Church!
Mission & Vision
Our faith formation is based upon the discipleship model; meaning it is our sincere prayer and mission to bring souls to Christ, through relationship with Him in the Holy Trinity, and through His Church. We strive to grow in Faith, Hope, and Charity in all of our education and faith formation ministry.
Parish Office: 605-225-7065
Director of Evangelization and Discipleship E-mail: Thomas Eskro, firstname.lastname@example.org
Religious Education Assistant E-mail: Dawn Wanttie, email@example.com
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS): Religious Education Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Formation for our little ones, 3yrs.-6yrs. old (level I) and 7yrs.-9yrs. old (level II): Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Montessori education method catechesis. Atrium sessions are by registration, with 12 spots open in each session. Level I sessions are Sunday (11am-12pm), Tuesdays (4-5:30pm), and Thursdays (10-11:30am). Level II sessions are Wednesdays (3:30-5:15pm) and Fridays (3:30-5:15pm).
Grades 1-6 meet Wednesdays,September through April: Families can choose from one of two session options: 5:00-6:15 pm OR 7-8:15pm. Classes are taught by volunteers who are have undergone Safe Environment training through the Diocese of Sioux Falls.
Faith Formation for grades 7-12 is done within the discipleship model (YDisciple). We have small Discipleship groups which meet weekly, usually Wednesdays from 7-8:30PM. Discipleship Groups do have the option of forming, under guidance and supervision of the parish, to meet according to times that suit the group. Each group is led by two trained adults, who disciple a group of 5-8 teens.
Resources for All
Official Vatican Site http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html
Traditional Religious Education We use St. Ignatius Press, Faith and Life as our course of study.
Home Study we use a variety of home study materials, depending upon availability and family need. We use St. Ignatius Press, Faith and Life
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for children and teens) Meets Thursdays at 3:30-4:30pm, in the Faith Formation Office. This class is for children and youth who have not had faith formation or are coming back intot he church. Instruction is given for those desiring Baptism, Holy Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation.
Special Needs faith formation is done on an as-needed basis, fit to the people who are in need.
Faith Formation Sites for Children
Faith Formation Online Resources for Teens
Adult Faith Formation
FORMED: an Augustine Institute online consortium
Register online with your own user account, and use our parish code to access all materials free to you.
RCIA (Rite for Christian Initiation for Adults)
Please click on the RCIA Tab for more information..
Catholic Community Light of the World RETREAT . Register with the parish
Light of the World is an ongoing adult faith formation community, with small groups that meet regularly. LOTW provides a well-rounded faith formation experience in the yearly retreats, follow-up formation, and the ongoing small group opportunities. If you are looking for community, involvement, relationship... this is the place for you! Please contact Barb Forred through the parish office for more information.
Light of the World Small Faith Sharing Groups: contact the parish for the group coordinator information
FORMED : Beloved series. register online with your own account and use our parish code to access all programs for free.
Engaged Couples’ Resources: http://www.foryourmarriage.org/dating-engaged/marriage-readiness/
Online Faith Formation for Adults
Knights of Columbus
Luke E. Hart Course, and Faith Formation Course (free) http://www.kofc.org/un/en/cis/index.html
Online Catholic http://www.catholic.org/
Discipleship Ministry Training
Chastity Project: Matt Fradd & Others blog, videos, articles http://chastityproject.com/
Word on Fire: Fr. Robert Barron http://www.wordonfire.org/ many resources free –videos, blog
Works of Mercy http://faithworks.crs.org/
Websites for Resources to Order
Lighthouse Catholic Media http://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/
Ignatius Press http://www.ignatius.com/
Ave Maria Presshttps://www.avemariapress.com/
Fireside Catholic Press http://www.firesidecatholic.com/
Ascension Press http://ascensionpress.com/
Leaflet Missal http://www.leafletonline.com/
St. Mary’s Press http://www.smp.org/
Word Among Us: Daily readings & commentary
Laudate: Readings, commentary, prayers, Divine Office, saints, meditations
Real Presence Radio (EWTN broadcasting)
88.9 FM - Aberdeen
94.5 & 91.3 - Sioux Falls