The goal of The Office of Youth Faith Formation is to foster a closer relationship with the Triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and to help children and teens grow in their faith within the larger parish community.
We offer a variety of program models to meet the diverse needs of the families in our parish, whether your child is in public school, private school, home school or Catholic schools, our aim is to provide opportunities for life-long spiritual formation and growth. Families select which program model best fits their style and needs.
Faith Formation Grades K -9th
Here at the Parish of the Assumption our faith formation program is built on the idea that the road to a faith filled life is best paved with the help of the whole community. In this philosophy we have developed several ways to help parents to grow their children in their love of God. Whatever school setting your child attends (public, private, Catholic, or home) all models are available for your child to attend.
Our Classroom Model utilizes a more formal teaching setting where students are taught their faith by a volunteer catechist. Children are separated by grades and lessons are age appropriate and include prayer, key lessons, games, and activities. The sessions meet on Sundays roughly three times a month from September to April.
Our Family Model is a home-based formation where the families complete the books at home together. Once a month, we gather as a community to share a meal and lessons revolving around a yearly theme. These themes cover key aspects of our catholic faith, such as the mass, the liturgical year, the sacraments, and important figures and messages from the Bible. Each monthly meeting will have planned activities and fellowship that will tie into the yearly theme and is appropriate for all aged children and parents.
Youth Ministry Grades 10th-12th
This program will focus on a good balance of prayer, formation, and fellowship. It will continue to utilize the growth from our Exploring our Faith program to help students understand how they fit into our larger Faith Community. Discussions of the different ministries of our parish will be a key part of our program. There will also be cross promoting with the Young Life program established at other churches in our area. This is an opportunity to meet different young adults in the seacoast who share the love of Christ. Monthly service options will also be available to help our larger faith community. This program will meet twice monthly. It will also allow for fellowship through meeting with like-minded high school students.
Please contact the Parish office, 742-8868 with any questions, or by emailing for more information.
Megan at [email protected] (Grades K-12)