Faith Formation & Sacramental Preparation Ministries

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based Faith Formation program for children 3-12 years old.  Level 1 serves children ages 3-6. Level 2 serves children ages 6-9. Level 3 serves children 9-12. Our atrium sessions meet at various times, both morning and afternoon on weekdays and Sunday’s. Volunteers are needed as catechists and assistants. The time commitment each week is 2 hours. Please contact Maria Muscado, mariam@hfkparish.org or (425) 822-0295 ext. 232.   

Confirmation Team – Adults is offered to those adults 18 years and older who, for various reasons, have never completed their initiation into the Catholic community by celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation. Preparation is offered each year in January and February. For more information, contact Norm Bross, normb@hfkparish.org or (425) 822-0295 ext. 114.        

Confirmation Team - Youth Is offered every year to those who are in 7 – 12th grade.  Formation and preparation for this sacrament is a year-long process in which you are able to learn more about the faith in which you were baptized and grow spiritually in preparation to receive this final sacrament of initiation. Preparation includes small group formation, attending a retreat, contributing to ministry and service in our parish, and ongoing meetings with a sponsor. All teens registered in Confirmation, regardless of school affiliation, are expected to participate in formation and preparation activities with our parish. For more information, contact Cathleen Ito; cathleeni@hfkparish.org, or (425) 822-0295 ext. 107.

First Reconciliation and Eucharist is offered to students age 7 and up. Preparation involves both children and parents. All children preparing must be enrolled in parish Faith Formation classes or attend Holy Family Parish School and be registered members of the parish. First Reconciliation is celebrated in December and First Eucharist is celebrated in May. For more information, contact Maria Muscado, mariam@hfkparish.org or (425) 822-0295 ext. 232.   

   
Infant & Child Baptism is the first sacrament of initiation for welcoming children, 0 to 6 years ofage, into the faith community.  The Infant Baptism Team provides preparation to help parents understandthe meaning of Baptism and its celebration and offers ways to practice Christian parenting.  Infant Baptismis celebrated approximately six times a year at our weekend Masses.  The time commitment is 4 hours forthe preparation class and 2 hours (one hour prior to Mass and one hour after Mass) for each Baptism.For more information please contact Carol Frost, carolf@hfkparish.org or (425) 822-0295 ext. 118.      

Marriage is a covenant by which a man and woman establish a partnership as a couple with God, for
their whole lives. To be valid, Catholic marriage must take place in the church before a priest or deacon and two witnesses. By its very nature, marriage is ordered to the wellbeing of the spouses. To appreciate this special vocation, those who are planning to marry at Holy Family parish must be part of our marriage preparation program. Before finalizing a date or venue, contact Betsy Staal at the parish, betsys@hfkparish.org or call (425) 822-0295, ext. 111, for more information, at least six months prior to your intended date.

RCIA for Adults is a process through which non-baptized adults or baptized adults of a different Christian denomination may enter into Full Communion with the Catholic Church. Baptized Catholics who have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation may also join us. For more information, contact Norm Bross, normb@hfkparish.org, (425) 822-0295 ext. 114.

Youth Ministry: Junior High is a Catholic, Eucharist-centered youth group program for middle school students, grades 6-8. It is designed to meet the educational, spiritual, and social needs of young adolescents. Participants are encouraged to attend the weekly Youth Mass at 5:00pm every Sunday. During the school year, EDGE meets following Mass for social, issue and/or teaching nights that challenge the teens and help them strengthen their faith. A variety of social events, service projects, and retreats are also offered during the year. For more information about Edge or any of our Junior High program opportunities, visit www.hfkyouth.com or contact Cathleen Ito, cathleeni@hfkparish.org, (425) 822-0295 ext. 107.   

Youth Ministry: Senior High is a Catholic, Eucharist-centered program for high school teens, grades 9-12. Its purpose is to lead young people into relationship with God through Jesus Christ and His Church. This total youth ministry program begins with a Youth Mass at 5:00pm every Sunday during the school year. Following Mass, youth gather as a group for Life Nights to learn about and strengthen their faith. Life Nights range from teaching nights to issue nights to social nights. A variety of social events, service projects and retreats are also offered during the year. For more information about Life Teen visit www.hfkyouth.com or contact Colin Lewis, colinl@hfkparish.org,  (425)822-0295 ext. 108.

HFK Youth Ministry Core Team Members are a diverse group of adults who come together to lead teens closer to Christ through relational ministry, and the Eucharist.  They help to plan and implement the Sunday night youth gatherings as well as attend various outside activities such as retreats, socials, service projects and mission trips.  CORE members have a love for their faith, an openness to working with teens and a willingness to model a Catholic life.  Training, team development and retreat experiences are provided for CORE throughout the year. We ask that volunteers commit to the program for one year. Safe Environment Training is required. There is always need for parishioners to intentionally pray for our youth during the year. Please consider signing up for this important ministry. For more information contact Colin Lewis; colinl@hfkparish.org, (425) 822-0295 ext. 108 or Cathleen Ito, cathleeni@hfkparish.org, (425) 822-0295 ext. 107.

 
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