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Weekend Masses
Saturday - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7:30 a.m. - 9 - 11 & 5:30 p.m.

Weekday Masses
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m.

Confessions
Monday - Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3 p.m.
Sunday: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Family Faith


Family Faith

PreK – Grade 6 Faith Formation






Sign up for the Parent Support Sessions, Wednesdays, starting November 6

2019
Session 1 November 6: Establishing the Goals, Standard, and Objectives for your Family
Session 2 December 4: How to establish good habits and break bad ones EASILY

2020
Session 3 January 15: How to instill Authentic Confidence and Self-Esteem in your Child
Session 4 February 5: Colossians 3:23 – How to Live Out the Standard.
Session 5 March 4: Developing Intrinsic Motivation and Creativity in your Kid
Session 6 April 1: How to Handle Struggle
Session 7 April 29: Keys to Mastery

Register by printing out this form and returning to the parish office.

Register online here.

6th thru 7th Grade LOVEED

On Wednesday, January 22 at 6:30-8pm, all 6th and 7th graders in the parish and school are invited with a parent of the same gender (or, a close family friend of relative) to the  LoveEd Seminar.

The seminar will last 1 ½ hours and include a light snack and:

  • Separate presentations for boys/dads in the music room and girls/moms in the library.
  • Audio-visual presentation in five segments with one-on-one discussion time between each part to enable parent and child to discuss these important topics.
  • Age appropriate information (at two distinct levels) which includes the biological changes associated with puberty.

The content will include:

  • The beauty of God’s creation and some Theology of the Body.
  • The physical, emotional and spiritual development that occurs during adolescence.
  • How to respond in a healthy way to the challenges of growing up.
  • Developing the character and virtues needed to live a happy, holy life.

Click here to register online

Click the image and print off the registration form, return to the parish office.






What is Family Faith?

Our elementary offerings reflect a transition to weekly sessions, with the younger grades (ages 3 years through grade 2) utilizing Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and older grades (grades 3-6) receiving specially tailored curriculum. Recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children in faith, parents will join their children on-site for approximately one Wednesday per month for Catholic parenting education, catechesis, liturgical experiences or parent-child activities. Families can register for session times 4:30-6pm or 6:30-8pm.

What is the Schedule?

Parents attend with their child(ren) on a designated Wednesday session each month from September through May.  The format will vary each month, but will include:

  • Shared parent/child activities
  • Liturgical celebrations
  • Parent-only Catechesis
  • Dynamic speakers addressing modern, Catholic parenting
  • 2019-20 schedule

Learn More

What makes the program unique?

Your family does! At Epiphany, we want to form a partnership with parents as we all strive to pass on the faith to our young Catholics. The church will offer support, lessons, and the tools needed for families to grow in faith together. Families will gather at least one time most months at Epiphany and children will attend weekly classes. Parents will receive materials and support to foster a Catholic culture at home and be a strong witness of faith to their child(ren).

How often will families meet?

Parents and children will come together to at Epiphany one Wednesday evening a month and children will attend classes weekly.

My child will receive First Sacraments this year.

Children in second grade will still be preparing for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. The curriculum taught during the second grade Family Faith sessions will focus on preparing for these sacraments. In addition to the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd classes, there will be several other meetings, practices, and celebrations throughout the year. Obtain more information on First Sacraments.

Do parents have classes?

We are excited to add parent/adult catechesis to our elementary faith formation program. Why is this so important? During a child’s baptism, parents are asked the following: “You have asked to have your children baptized. In doing so you are accepting the responsibility of training them in the practice of the faith. It will be your duty to bring them up to keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor. Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?” Many parents do understand what they are undertaking but have never been given the tools to know how to do this. By God’s design, parents are the first—and most effective—catechists of their children. The Family Faith program will include dynamic speakers who will catechize the parents so they, in turn, can help their children grow in the practice of the faith. Parents will feel confident in the information and materials provided by the church, so they can successfully teach the home lessons to their children.

I would like to be a catechist.

Wonderful! To help with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium for children age 3 – grade 2 contact Mary Minor, mminor@epiphanymn.org. To be a Catechist in grades 3-6, contact Dana Butler, dbutler@epiphanymn.org.

I don't have children at home.

Every adult is welcome to hear the dynamic speakers and to grow in community on Family Faith nights. While parents will be given specific directions on how to teach their children, others may want to come to glean ideas of how to share the faith with grandchildren or Godchildren.  Come join us!

I want to volunteer?

Thank you for you interest in wanting to help our Family Faith program to flourish. We will have plenty of volunteer opportunities for our parishioners. Here are some of the ways you can help: Assistant (pre-k-grade 2) Catechist (grades 3-6), Substitute Catechist, Hall Monitor, Office Volunteer, and Small Group Leader for Parents.

Start volunteering at Epiphany.

Dana Butler

Elementary and Sacramental Coordinator *For questions regarding the Sacramental Program (Grade 2 Reconciliation and Eucharist) and Grades 3 - 6. 763.862.4335 or dbutler@epiphanymn.org

Suzanne Lewis

Adult Education & Marriage Ministry Coordinator *For questions regarding the Parent Component of Family Faith 763.862.4336 or slewis@epiphanymn.org