Generations of Faith
To register for this program, the student's family must be active registered members of St. Gregory's Parish, and as such, attend weekly Mass, support our parish financially to the best of their ability (verified church envelope or online giving) and share their time and talents within our parish community. In addition, the student must have had good attendance without any discipline problems in his or her previous grade level.
Generations of Faith (GOF) is a faith formation program that meets monthly from September through April. This program gives parents the opportunity to learn together with their children by providing activities and resources to help families celebrate our rich Catholic traditions and rituals, learn to pray together, serve others, work for justice, and enrich their relationships as a family.
The GOF approach involves the whole family (children and parents). Each session starts with a shared light meal. The children are dismissed to their grade level catechists while parents have the opportunity to learn together. Parents are expected to fully participate by giving their undivided attention to the speakers, DVD presentations, discussions, etc. Parents adn children continue faith sharing at home with lessons to work on together during the other three weeks of the month when GOF doesn't meet.
Families can choose one of three GOF program session times: Sunday mornings (Session A), Sunday afternoons (Session B) or Thursday evenings (Session C). Attendance of student(s) and at least one parent at monthly sessions is required. Only ONE miss is allowed in case of illness or a death in the family. Coming late or leaving early will be counted as an absence. We do not allow parents or students to switch sessions to avoid a missed session. All make up work will be avaialbe online on the Fridays following the Thursday session. Make up work and homework must be done by students, not by their parents.
This program may not be for you if .....
· You know your family will be out of town on one or more of the dates classes are scheduled.
· Your child(ren)'s concerts are always on a Thursday night. (Session C)
· You ski every Sunday during the winter or have season tickets for the Bills. (Session A & B)
· If you need to text, work on papers, or talk to friends during parent sessions.
· Hockey, Soccer, Dancing, Football, Cheerleading, etc takes first priority over a one hour a month faith formation class. (Please note that there are only 8 hours of actual class time required for GOF as compared to 39 hours of class time for our Weekly Program.)
Mission of GOF
A program running September through April in which the primary family faith formation educators of the children are the parents. The entire family joins other families for monthly sessions at the school to learn and grow further in their faith. Attendance (parents and students) at monthly sessions is mandatory.
This program is designed for students in Grades 1-10 as an alternative to our regularly scheduled Family Faith Formation classes. It is designed for families who want to grow in their faith together, and is flexible for those families who cannot attend our Weekly Program.
2019-20 Tuition Rates:
One Child $195
Two Children $250
Three Children $295
Four or more $350
GOF Dates for the 2019-2020 School Year
(Sunday morning, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon)
| Session C
(Thursday evening, 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm)
GOF, Grades 1-8, Make up work for families: Attend any of the Lenten Activities that are highlighted in gold on the Parish Lenten Schedule. After attending one of the activities, please write a note and put it in your GOF envelope. Any questions, please contact Joan Rischmiller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 688-5760.
Contact: Joan Rischmiller, DRE