Our parish offers weekly Faith Formation sessions on-site for children ages PreK through Grade 8.
Classes meet September through April and are staffed by volunteer catechists (teachers) and assistants. The sessions are 90 minutes and start in the classrooms in St. Pius X Hall and finish in the Church where parents and other interested friends are welcome to join us for continued learning and closing prayer .
Following a liturgy-centered model, this program is rooted in the experience of the Sunday Mass. In each session, the Sunday scriptures are proclaimed, studied, prayed, and integrated as young members build their Catholic identity. The curriculum currently used is Sadlier's "WE BELIEVE." Every effort is taken to incorporate all diocesan guidelines and catechetical policies at each age/grade level.
Our 6th, 7th and 8th graders, our immersed in a curriculum which utilizes materials by St. Mary’s Press, Ascension Press, and Center for Ministry Development.
Typically Middle School Faith Formation , groups are provided with the opportunities for field trips, service projects and special events, also.
In addition, the Diocese of Pittsburgh requires all parishes to offer the Catholic Vision of Love (CVOL) program. This curriculum, which focuses on Catholic marriage, sexuality and the family, is integrated with our morality series at Saint Elizabeth for all grades.
Our Faith Formation Office is pleased to offer our on-site families special resources to help strengthen faith practice in the home. Please click on any of the following for use with your family.