Sunday Family Faith (SFF)
Parents are the first teachers of their children in the faith. The parish of IHM is dedicated to help parents in their efforts and does so through the Sunday Faith Formation program. This program is offered after the 10:00 am Mass* to students in Kindergarten through 8th grade or, during the COVID-19 pandemic, as an at-home program. The parish will reassess quarterly the need to offer the at-home program and switch all students to the at-home program if the local and diocesan authorities advise us to do so.
To support parents in their task of guiding children along their faith journeys, seven parent sessions will be held throughout the year during class time or virtually.
Registration is required. The fee is $50.00 per child with a family cap of $150. It covers the costs of the curriculum, craft materials, and activities of both the in-person and the at-home program option.
Please note: There is an additional fee of $75 for all children in 2nd grade for the First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation, which includes the costs for the retreat and other activities.
If these fees present a hardship to your family, please speak to Father Bob or Ute Eble to receive a code to waive the fees.
* If the Mass schedule changes to three Sunday Masses, it will be offered after the 9:30 am Mass.
Which SFF option are you choosing for your family:
Catechist/Assistant Catechists Needed
Many catechists are needed to support the Sunday Family Faith program. Please consider following your missionary mandate received in Baptism and joining this dedicated group of men and women in service to IHM’s children.
“And this is the job of a catechist: constantly go forth to others out of love to bear witness and talk about Jesus, to proclaim Jesus. This is important because the Lord does it; it is the Lord that impels us to go forth.” – Pope Francis
If you feel God calling you to serve as a catechist, please click on the links below to learn more about being a catechist and fill out the IHM catechist form.
To volunteer or for more information contact Ute Eble at firstname.lastname@example.org