WELCOME!

Through faith formation, family and youth ministry events, our primary goal for our Faith and Family 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. We want to offer you the opportunity to discover the joy of a friendship with Jesus, and to learn how to grow that friendship through the gift of our Catholic faith.

You can explore more of our programs below, or reach out to any of your Faith and Family Program staff!  If you are interested in serving as a volunteer in our programs, please visit our Volunteer Information page to learn more!

It is an honor and a privilege to serve and support your family!  


2021-2022 Faith Formation Registration

We look forward to welcoming our families back for our 2021-2022 program year!  There are two options offered in order to provide you with the best possible way to support your family faith life.

FF@MATT is our in-person option.  Children meet in small groups of eight, led by two volunteer catechists.  Sessions will be offered at both the Ballantyne and Waxhaw campuses on Sundays and Wednesdays beginning in the fall. For specific times, please visit our Faith Formation page!

*Our Sunday Preschool-Kindergarten registration is included in the BALLANTYNE registration link.

Family Discipleship is our option for parents to work with their children at home using the Blest Are We-Faith In Action curriculum from RCL Benziger following a syllabus provided at the start of the year.  In addition, families are expected to attend four Family Discipleship sessions at the Ballantyne campus. Dates for these sessions can also be found on our Faith Formation page!

REGISTER FOR FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP 


2021-2022 2nd Grade Catholic School Families If you are a parent of a 2nd grade Catholic School child at St. Matthew Catholic School, or other MACS affiliated school, you will need to register your child for parish sacramental preparation at the link below!

REGISTER FOR SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION – 2nd GRADE CATHOLIC SCHOOL ONLY!

FF@Matt (Elementary and Middle School in person)

Sessions will follow a Fall-Winter-Spring trimester format again this year, beginning in October 2021 and concluding in the early spring.

  • Small Groups remain at no more than 8 children.
  • Supplies will continue to be provided individually at each session, not shared in community.
  • Hand sanitizing and disinfecting touch points will continue between sessions.
  • Masks or no mask? This will be based upon the decision of diocesan and parish leadership in the fall.

Sessions will be offered as follows:

BALLANTYNE CAMPUS

  • SUNDAY
    • Elementary: 2:30-3:30 and 4:00-5:00
    • Middle School: 3:45-5:15 and 7:00-8:30
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Elementary: 4:00-5:00 and 5:30-6:30
    • Middle School: 7:00-8:30

WAXHAW CAMPUS

  • SUNDAY
    • Elementary: 2:30-3:30 and 4:00-5:00
    • Middle School: 5:15-6:45 and 7:00-8:30
  • WEDNESDAY
    • Elementary: 4:00-5:00 and 5:30-6:30
    • Middle School: 7:00-8:30

 

2021.2022 Family Discipleship (Formerly @Home)

Family Discipleship began at St. Matthew in 2018, and we are thrilled to be able to offer it once again to provide families with another option for Faith Formation.

Parents work with their children at home using the Blest Are We-Faith In Action curriculum from RCL Benziger following a syllabus provided at the start of the year.  In addition, families are expected to attend four Family Discipleship sessions at the Ballantyne campus.

FAMILY DISCIPLESHIP sessions will take place on September 12, November 21, February 27 and April 24.  Attendance is required at all four events by both parent and child participating in the program.

*Unless medically necessary, the Family Discipleship program will not be an option for those in the second year of preparation for First Holy Eucharist or Confirmation.

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