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GIFT

 

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We are excited to be able to gather in-person this year for our Faith Formation year!  We'll be resuming our two-part approach for families with children in Grades 1-8 with once a month family sessions and children's only sessions for shorter seasons in the fall and spring.  

Monthly Family Sessions will be offered on Sundays, 10-11:30 am and Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm, with the opportunity to pick each month which day is best for your family.  Family sessions will not include a meal at this time.

The children's sessions will be offered on Sunday mornings 10-11am or Tuesday evenings, 6-7 pm.  Please stick to the same day of the week for the children's sessions.  On days that are both a family session and a children's session (see calendar below), we'll take the full hour and a half, beginning as a family session and break into our children's groups. Thank you to all who have registered so far.  For the Fall Children's sessions, we will only be offering our Year 1 and Year 2 Sacrament preparation Classes (Grades 1-3) on both Sunday and Tuesday.  All upper grades (Grade 3 and above) will only be offered on Tuesdays. 

We are still taking registrations, so please click the button below to register if you haven't yet and want to join us this year!

 

 
Registration Fees for GIFT Family Faith Formation (Grades 1-8) and Confirmation Preparation Year 1 and Year 2.
1 Child 2 Children 3 Children (or more)
$100 $200 $300 (Max. fee per family)

 There is no charge for children kindergarten and younger nor for high school students who are not preparing for Confirmation.

Payments can be made by card online, or by cash or check (payable to Saint Brigid Parish) and mailed to the parish office:  Saint Brigid Parish, 4735 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Growing in Faith Together - GIFT

Growing in Faith is a lifelong process. While we may think of Faith Formation or Religious Education as a children’s program, the reality is we should all be growing in faith throughout our lives. We recently switched to a new format of Faith Formation to incorporate full families—Growing In Faith Together—for everyone to keep growing in faith and relationship with God, while also encouraging a wider sense of community throughout the parish.

Research shows that parent involvement in their children’s faith lives is one of the largest indicators for faith sustained through adulthood.  Our process includes more interaction between children and their parents, as well as with their peers, and other members of our faith community, not just to learn about our faith, but to actively live it and recognize that all relationships need to be continually fostered for growth.

To learn more about our GIFT process check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

To download each month's home kit overview, session recap, and additional resources, visit our GIFT Resources page.

2021-2022 Calendars

Click on the calendars below for a printable calendar for Grades 1-8 and High School. 

Grades 1-8 High School

More Info:

  • Preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion take place within the GIFT program. Check the appropriate box during registration and you will be contacted with additional information.

  • Children ages 3-5 are encouraged to attend Sunday School during the 9 am Mass (currently on hold). Registration is not required, visit the Kids page for more information.

  • High School Youth Ministry will continue to meet throughout the year and Confirmation Preparation will consist of quarterly retreats.  Registration here for High School Youth Ministry and Confirmation Prep. See the calendar or visit the Teens or Confirmation pages for more information.

  • No family will be denied attendance in faith formation due to an inability to pay registration fees in advance.  Payment plans, scholarships and/or waivers are also available. Please contact Gayle to discuss scholarships and/or fee waivers. 

  • For any questions about Grades 1-8, please contact Gayle.

  • For any questions about Grades 9-12 or Confirmation Preparation, please contact Kayla.

  • If you are interested in supporting the GIFT program, please pray for the GIFT process, the families participating, and the leadership team, or contact Gayle or Kayla to get involved.