WELCOME!

Our primary goal in our children’s and youth ministry programs is to provide parents with the support to raise your children in the Catholic faith and build a family life which is built upon and completely intertwined with that faith.   It is an honor and a privilege to serve and support your family!  To discover more about our specific programs in Children’s and Youth Ministry at St. Matthew, please select the button links at the bottom of the page. 

Faith Formation Parent Coffee Chat

Once a month, during your child’s session time, join with other parents to explore the topics covered at session!  Hosted by Rachel Willoughby, the Coffee Chats will take place during the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday sessions in Room 125/132 of the New Life Center.

  • January 26, 27 and 28: “Recognizing Jesus as Lord of our Life”
  • March 8, 9 and 10: “Jesus, the Living Water and God’s eternal love.”
  • April 5, 6 and 7: “Jesus is love – the Triduum”

 

 

2019-2020 Registration OR Session Change Request

We are still accepting registrations for the upcoming program year.  We ask you to come into the church office at the main campus in Ballantyne to register your children.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.  If you are unable to come by the office during those hours, please contact the Office of Faith Formation.

If you are already registered but need to request a change of session day, time or small group placement, please email our Faith Formation office (faithform@stmatthewcatholic.org).  Please remember this is a request, and while we do everything possible to honor your request, there is not a guarantee that we will be able to accommodate the change.  We will notify you once the request has been processed.

Parent Program Responsibilities

As the primary catechists in a child’s faith life, we feel the presence of parents is crucial to our programming.  We offer a variety of volunteer roles with flexible time commitments.   If however, a parent is unable to commit to one of these volunteer roles, every parent in our program is expected to be present at a minimum of three sessions as support for the children, other volunteers and faith formation team.  If you are unable to serve during session time, we invite you to help us behind the scenes in the office or at one of our family events!  

To sign up for a time, please select one of the following links:

SUNDAY SESSIONS     MONDAY SESSIONS     

TUESDAY SESSIONS     WEDNESDAY SESSIONS

Morning Office Help

If you would like to serve as a Catechist, Small Group Leader, Activity Leader or Session Support, please come in person to the church office.  More information can be found here

2019-2020 Program Calendar

Program Expectations and Policies

Our policies and expectations can be summed up quite simply…

Be here.  Be kind.  Be prepared.  Be respectful.

But for more details, see the following:

Session Arrival and Dismissal

Faith Formation and Youth Ministry News

LIFE TEEN Winter Retreat - LIFE TEEN Winter Retreat 2020 What is it? An exciting retreat weekend to get away to a really beautiful camp/retreat… ... Read More >
EDGE Summer Camp - EDGE Summer Camp - June 15-20, 2020 Join other middle school youth for an amazing summer experience at EDGE Summer… ... Read More >
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Upcoming Events

  • 26
    Jan

    Sunday PS-KN Faith Formation
    Sunday, January 26
    9:00 am-10:00 am
    St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277, USA

  • 26
    Jan

    Sunday PS-KN Faith Formation
    Sunday, January 26
    10:45 am-11:45 am
    St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277, USA

  • 26
    Jan

    Faith Formation Y1-6th/Edge
    Sunday, January 26
    3:30 pm-5:00 pm
    St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277, USA

  • 26
    Jan

    RCIC-RCIT Program
    Sunday, January 26
    3:30 pm-5:00 pm
    St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28277, USA

Full Calendar

WELCOME!

Our primary goal in our children’s and youth ministry programs is to provide parents with the support to raise your children in the Catholic faith and build a family life which is built upon and completely intertwined with that faith.   It is an honor and a privilege to serve and support your family!  To discover more about our specific programs in Children’s and Youth Ministry at St. Matthew, please select the button links at the bottom of the page. 

Faith Formation Parent Coffee Chat

Once a month, during your child’s session time, join with other parents to explore the topics covered at session!  Hosted by Rachel Willoughby, the Coffee Chats will take place during the Sunday, Monday and Tuesday sessions in Room 125/132 of the New Life Center.

  • January 26, 27 and 28: “Recognizing Jesus as Lord of our Life”
  • March 8, 9 and 10: “Jesus, the Living Water and God’s eternal love.”
  • April 5, 6 and 7: “Jesus is love – the Triduum”