Fall 2020 Faith Formation Update: We are in the planning process for the fall faith formation classes. The Diocese of Orlando has distributed guidelines for the opening of campuses, including a liability waiver form all parents will need to fill out upon registration. St. Patrick has children from Orange and Lake County school systems so we want to be sure best practices are being followed to ensure the safety and health of all our young people. Final decisions have not been made. We will continue to keep this page updated as we do. And all plans will be revisited for the second half of the year. Tentatively, here are the ideas we are looking at:
A later start date: Faith formation classes will most likely begin at the beginning of October. This will give the students time to adjust to the new family and school routines.
Elementary: Most likely, the students will have at home instruction which will include a print book as well as an e-book with a student portal for online access to videos, music, activities, and prayer. Students will also be able to use this portal to upload completed assignments.
Middle School: We are planning at this time for the students to have an online e-class for 6th and 7th grades similar to the elementary format with middle school class material.
Confirmation (8th and 9th grade): Confirmation will be online. We will continue to use the Chosen program which will allow us to use Zoom as a conduit between the teacher and the students. It also allows the students opportunity to view the videos as a class with the teacher and have active discussion. We are hopeful that as the year progresses this format will change back to face to face instruction and discussion.
High School (10th – 12th grades): High school will be using the Theology of the Body program. With the high school group, in particular, we understand the need for the youth to have an open and honest platform to discuss the videos and text of the program as well as an informed and sensitive teacher. This will be taken into consideration when final decisions are made.
St. Patrick Youth (SPY): St. Patrick Youth will, at this point, continue online. As fall comes, we are hoping to start meeting, when it becomes possible, using a small group format.
More information will be posted here as final decisions are made. We will also post an online registration form when those decisions are made.
For more information on faith formation, contact Sr. Judy Waldt at (352) 383-8556 x. 34 or email her at email@example.com.