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GIFT - Growing In Faith Together

 

Current News 

Registration for the 2022-23 GIFT Faith Formation Year is now open!  Click the Register button below to fill out the forms online!

 

Join us for our kick-off family Potluck and movie night, Friday, September 16, 5:30-7:30 pm in the Parish Hall!  See flyer for more details!

 

2022-2023 Calendars 

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

Grades 1-8 High School
 
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 switched our format from a child drop off model to one that incorporates 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.

 

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. Registration is not required, visit the Children page for more information.

  • High School Youth Ministry meets throughout the year and Confirmation Preparation will consist of quarterly retreats. 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 or First Communion Preparation, please contact Gayle.

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

  • There are many ways to support the GIFT program! First, please pray for the GIFT process, the families participating, and the leadership team, and if you'd like to get involved, please contact Gayle or Kayla.