The Faith Formation programs at St. Bonaventure are designed to engage, enliven and deepen the faith
of our children. Our classes will take children on a journey with Jesus. This journey will include learning about God’s people and plan for salvation in the Old Testament and His love for us with the gift of His son Jesus in the New Testament. Each age level builds upon each other as the children learn about our Catholic faith, hear stories about the saints, strengthen their prayer life and live as disciples of Jesus.
The curriculum includes preparation for the sacraments. In the sacraments of our faith, we encounter
God more fully and in community with one anther. It is through the sacraments that we become the hands, heart and person of Jesus.
Las Posadas is a beautiful tradition faithfully passed on from one generation to the next in Hispanic families. This devotion is a reenactment of the journey of Mary and Joseph asking for lodging in Bethlehem. Several times Joseph asks for shelter for his family and several times he is refused, until the owner of a stable recognizes the couple as holy pilgrims and bearers of salvation, and lets them in.
Join us on Friday, December 16th at 7pm in the Church for the St. Bonaventure Las Posadas. The children in the Sunday morning Spanish Faith Formation classes will be reenacting the journey of Mary and Joseph. Traditional Las Posadas hymns will be sung as we move from “inn” to “inn” before the Holy Family reaches the stable where Jesus is born.