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Christian Formation Information

 

 

Click here to register for the 2021-2022 year

 

October 24th, 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Are you new to our parish?

  Welcome! 

We are here to help you and your family!

 

Attendance Line/Christian Formation Office during session times

262-673-4831 ext. 7118

 

CF Sessions for the 2021-2022 year returns to usual and will be held weekly

on Sundays with the last Sunday of the month off.

 

Religious Ed/Christian Formation resumed on September 12th!

 

Thank you for being a part of our family here at St. Kilian Parish, and for fulfilling the responsibility you assumed when you had your child or children baptized…that you would be “the first teachers of your children in the ways of the faith.”  Helping you to be the best teachers of your children in the ways of the faith is the reason that St. Kilian provides Christian Formation programs for your children.  We understand that life is demanding and that the religious formation of your children competes with many other activities in your weekly schedule.  Please know that the first and most important Catholic formation tool at your disposal is weekly celebration of Mass and participation in the sacramental life of the Church.  When you look at the Ten Commandments you see that the first three have to do with God — keeping God first in our lives; respecting his Holy Name; and keeping holy the Lord’s Day [by participation at Mass] — these are first because we are called to love God before anything else.  Our love for others and the things of the world flows from our love for God.

 

 


Why Catholic? — Fr. Brice Higginbotham — Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

 

Sessions for the 2021-2022 Christian Formation year resumed on September 12th!

 

See you at Mass!

 

REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022 IS OPEN!

 

First Reconciliation is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12.  First Eucharist is scheduled for Sunday, April  24 at 9:00am and Saturday, April 30 at 4:30pm.

Our Confirmation celebration, as set and announced by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, is Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 2:00 pm.

 

If we have weather related, or other cancellations/issues, it will be posted on the Weather Updates page!

 

On behalf of St. Kilian Catholic Church, we would like to welcome you to a new Christian Formation year!  As different as the past year may have been, our mission has stayed the same: As friends and followers of Jesus, we are devoted to fostering households and communities of intentional discipleship through the mission and ministry of the Catholic Church.  We are to build up the Body of Christ within and beyond our parish community through evangelization and service.  Our vision is that we are intentional missionary disciples striving to lead all people to the Kingdom of God. 

 

The education and formation of our parishioners is a major priority for our parish.  At a child’s baptism, his or her parents and godparents promise to raise the child in the faith of the Catholic Church.  Parents are the Primary Educators of their children in faith.  It is their responsibility to teach their children about our Lord and His Gospel.  It is their role to form the child’s heart and mind by their example of Christian living.  It is their role to teach children their prayers and bring them to Church each week.  In the words of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), “Parents are truly the primary catechists of their children. They prepare the soil and plant the first seeds of faith.”  The parish’s Christian Formation Program exists to assist parents in their role as the primary educators of their children.  We are here to assist you in educating and forming your children to become disciples of Jesus Christ and active members of the Catholic Church. 

 

There is still plenty of room for your child(ren) if they are not yet registered for Christian Formation!  Let the parish help you pass on your Catholic Faith to your child(ren)!  Contact our Director of Christian Formation, Dennis Vlasak, at 262-673-4831 ext. 7406 or dre@stkiliancong.org.  He can answer any questions you may have.

 

St. Kilian Parish's Christian Formation Program can only successfully proceed with the help of many, many volunteers.  Please pray and search your heart for people to come forward to fill our vacancies.  The parish is currently looking for the following:

Catechists for Grades: 5, 9, and 11

Office Aides & Hall Monitors

Substitute Catechists

 


Let Yourself to Wrestle With God — Fr. Mike Schmitz — Have you ever felt like God really wanted you to do something, but you just weren’t ready for it? Maybe it’s a big life change, a relationship, or a vocation, but there’s something holding you back from saying yes to God’s call.

People may be inclined to think that this is a bad thing, and might put themselves down, saying they aren’t open to God’s will in their lives.  But what if this back-and-forth with God is the one thing we need to really say yes?

When we wrestle with God, we’re not only engaging in relationship with him, but we’re being truly honest with him. He desires conversation with us, and it’s in wrestling with what God wants for our lives that we conform our hearts to his.

We may think we know God’s vocation for us, or his plan for our life, and that may scare us.  But the truth is, we will never really be sure what God wants us to do until he really shows us. We can project sometimes.  Right now, all he wants us to do is be his: to dedicate ourselves and our lives to him and his works, and to live every day as an opportunity to reach holiness.

Don’t pick a fight with God, thinking we know what he may want us to do someday.  But don’t be afraid to wrestle with him today, because it can give us the strength and understanding needed to do his will.

 

Aren't All Churches the Same? — Fr. Mike Schmitz

 

WHY DOES IT MATTER WHAT CHURCH I BELONG TO? IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT MAKES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH DIFFERENT?

The Catholic Church is not just one denomination among many. In fact, it can trace its founding roots back to Jesus Christ, who started our Church. For 2,000 years, the Catholic Church has guarded the truth that Jesus has taught, whether in or out of style. In the Church today, one can experience the most personal relationship with Christ through the Holy Eucharist, the gift of Christ’s Body and Blood to us. Since its founding, the Catholic Church has continued to be the largest body of Christians on earth. Though it’s not perfect, nor does it have perfect members, the Church still contains the fullness of truth, which Jesus promised would set us free.

Watch Dee explain her journey home from another faith.

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR 21-22 IS OPEN!

 

To go to Christian Formation Registration CLICK HERE!

 

CF Attendance Line — 262-673-4831 ext. 7118

2021-2022 Christian Formation Schedules

4K thru 7th Drop Off - Pick up for Christian Formation Sessions

8th-11th Drop Off - Pick Up for Christian Formation

Email Communication

Floor Plan of Rooms

Entering & Exiting the Building for Christian Formation Sessions

Christian Formation Parent Handbook 2019-20

 

CHRISTIAN FORMATION PROGRAM MISSION

Thank you for being a part of our family here at St. Kilian Parish, and for fulfilling the responsibility you assumed when you had your child or children baptized…that you would be “the first teachers of your children in the ways of the faith.”  Helping you to be the best teachers of your children in the ways of the faith is the reason that St. Kilian provides Christian Formation programs for your children.  We understand that life is demanding and that the religious formation of your children competes with many other activities in your weekly schedule.  Please know that the first and most important Christian formation tool at your disposal is weekly celebration of Mass and participation in the sacramental life of the Church.  When you look at the Ten Commandments you see that the first three have to do with God – keeping God first in our lives; respecting his Holy Name; and keeping holy the Lord’s Day [by participation at Mass] – these are first because we are called to love God before anything else.  Our love for others and the things of the world flows from our love for God.

The Christian Formation (CF) Program at St. Kilian supports parents in their obligation to form their children in the faith and practice of the Catholic Christian life.  The goal of the Christian Formation Program is to aid in the growth and development of the children’s faith so that it can become a real guiding force in their lives. To continue to provide educational and spiritual formation, while identifying and fulfilling the needs of families and parishioners of all ages.  And to build up the body of Christ, within and beyond our parish community, through evangelization and service.

The Church’s ministry seeks to guide young people in the call to holiness by developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ by meeting Him in the Scriptures, in the life and teachings of the Catholic Church, and in their own prayer lives.

St. Kilian Parish Administrator ~ Fr. Britto Suresh

Director of Christian Formation ~ Dennis Vlasak

Christian Formation Office ~ 262-673-4831 ext. 7406 or dre@stkiliancong.org

Attendance Line/Christian Formation Office during session times ~ 262-673-4831 ext. 7118

Christian Formation session cancellations will be announced on WTMJ (620 AM) Radio and WTMJ4 TV and WISN12 TV.

  • Cancelations will be on the parish RE website.
  • Depending on the reason for the cancelation, and the timing, Catechists may call families.
  • For questionable weather, check the radio, TV, or RE website as listed.

 

Love for Logan bracelets are available in the Parish Office.

 

A video of the Prayer Service for Logan Johnson on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  From the St. Kilian Facebook page.

 

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