Faith formation PROGRAMs
CCD / Faith Formation Class Mission
To teach the Syro Malabar Catholic faith in partnership with parents, the primary educators of their children. The journey of faith begins at Baptism and calls for children to actively participate with their parents in the full life of our Catholic Church. In order for this journey to enrich the lives of everyone involved, each catechist, parent and student must understand and embrace his/her role.
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago : Echo Catechetical Directory
FF Email Contact: FaithFormationAdmin@StThomasSyroNJ.org
Health/Safety Contact: ff-health-support@StThomasSyroNJ.org
Tech Support : tech-support@StThomasSyroNJ.org
Health/Safety team @ email@example.com
Minesh Joseph - CCD/Faith Formation Principal
Teseline James / Jojimol Kallarackal / Marydasan Thomas - CCD/Faith Formation Vice-Principals
CCD ONLINE FORMS
All the families are required to submit a one-time Health Check Form: https://forms.gle/Sq1zoN8uu5ukGdJd6
Faith Formation Program Online Registration for returning (Existing) Students: https://stsmcc.breezechms.com/form/ccdregistration79
Faith Formation Program Online Registration for New(Family) Students: https://www.cognitoforms.com/CCD11/_202122faithformationnewstudentregistrationform
Online Contribution to Faith Formation Program: https://stsmcc.breezechms.com/give/online?fund_id=669558&amount=0
Form for any Technical Issues: https://forms.gle/kgNpeiTdGwFt6Pjy5
Announcements/CCD Message Center - CURRENT Update
Updated Date: 06/10/2022
Updated Date: 04/01/2022
As announced earlier, Faith Formation class groups are being merged starting this Sunday, April 3rd 2022. New classroom assignments will be announced that day. Children will sit in their assigned grade pews in church. CCD will start with Sapra at 9:20 am and will follow the schedule below:
9:20 am Sapra (Stations of cross for April 3 & 10)
9:30 am Holy Mass
11:00 am Assembly followed by classes
11:10 am CCD Classes start
12:30 pm CCD Classes end
Safety of our children remains our topmost priority. We will continue to practice following safety measures:
1) Masks though optional are encouraged
2) Each class will have sanitizers for use by students & teachers
3) If your child is sick or experiences Covid symptoms - please stay home and inform your teacher & notify health team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated Date: 01/26/2022
Updated Date: 01/19/2022
Faith Formation Program Resumes In Person Session starting January 30th, 2022
January 23rd will remain a virtual session.
Faith Formation classes will resume as an in person session starting Sunday January 30th.
Safety measures continue to be prioritized including usage of hand sanitizers, masks and disinfecting classrooms between classes.
If your child is sick or has Covid related symptoms, please remain at home and notify your teacher / health & safety team.
Dei Verbum Bible Quiz 2022
Semi-final Bible Quiz will be conducted on Saturday, February 5th, 2022.
Candidates can start the quiz anytime between EST 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm and will get a maximum of one hour to finish the quiz
Quiz Topics: Sub-Junior & Junior - Gospel of Luke. Senior & Adult - Gospel of Luke and Letter to Romans
Please refer detailed instructions. here
Updated Date: 01/06/2022
Faith Formation Program Schedule for Jan 9th and 16th
Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year! As you are already aware, we are experiencing a growth in community spread of Covid-19 in our state and localities. Safety of our children, teachers and parish community is our top priority. As a result, the Faith Formation classes for next two Sundays.
January 9th and January 16th will be virtual. The classes will begin at 2:00 PM and end at 3:00 PM using Google Meet for their respective group google classrooms. Please ensure your child has access to their Google Classroom account prior to the class.
The Midterm Exam will be conducted online on January 16th. It will commence at 2:10 PM for a duration of 40 minutes ending at 2:50 PM. The exam will cover Chapter 1-7 for grades 1-10 and Chapters 1-6 for grades 11 & 12.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your respective teachers or email email@example.com
Updated Date: 12/12/2021
Faith Formation Program Schedule for Dec 12th
Group 2 (KG-9) & Grade 10 & 12: Rosary 9:15 am (Church) | Sapra 9:22 am | Holy Mass 9:30 AM | Assembly 11:00 am | CCD : 11:20-12:30 PM
Group 1 (KG-9) & Grade 11 & 12: Assembly 9:30-9:45 am (FH) | CCD 9:50-11:10 AM | Rosary 11:15 AM | Sapra 11:22 AM | Holy Mass 11:30 AM
Dei Verbum Bible Quiz 2022
The final list of candidates who are qualified for the Semifinal will be published by 18th Saturday, after the review of the scores from each group.
Updated Date: 12/04/2021
Faith Formation Program Schedule for Dec 5th
Dei Verbum Bible Quiz on Dec 5th : Emails are shared with the link.
Updated Date: 11/14/2021
Reminder: CML is organizing a Meeting with CML Classleads. Please join a meeting today at 6pm with CML google classroom meeting link (classroom.google.com) using church email id/password. All the class leads are added to the classroom "Google classroom: CML Leads 2021-22".
Updated Date: 11/09/2021
Updated Date: 10/29/2021
Announcements/CCD Message Center - PAST UPDATES 2021-22
Updated Date: 10/31/2021
Updated Date: 10/20/2021
Updated Date: 10/16/2021
Updated Date: 09/26/2021
First Friday Adoration on Oct 3rd will be lead by Grade 9 Students
Updated Date: 09/21/2021
Updated Date: 09/18/2021
Updated Date: 09/06/2021
Updated Date: 08/22/2021
2021-22 Faith Formation program classes for KG to Grade 12 for the new academic year will be starting on September 12th. Detailed emails will be sent out to all the returning students.
The registration Forms are available for both new and existing students in the below links"
Returning (Existing) Students: stsmcc.breezechms.com/form/ccdregistration79
2021-22 BACK TO SCHOOL
Should I make registration for each student?
Yes. Registration should be made for each student (both new and returning students)
How about CCD/Faith Formation Registration Fees
For 2021-22 CCD/Faith Formation academic year registration fees is $125/Family.
Are there going to be an in-person class, this year?
Due to current COVID-19 situation limited numbers of classes will be made in-person. More details will be provided by class teachers.
Can I use my personal email address to access Google classroom?
Each student need to use their church email address (@stthomassyronj.org) to access google classroom.
How to enable audio for a video that is shared on Google classroom
For windows :
* Click on Start button
* Open Settings
* Click on System - Display, notifications, apps, power
You will find the list of devices, and at the bottom there is Stereo Mix
Now, as you are in Google Meet and want to let your students to listen your files:
click on the three dots,
* Audio > MIC
* Select STEREO MIX
For Mac OS
* Install iShawU audio capture, which will create a virtual audio input
adoration calender 2021-22
Class logistics 2021-22
In order to provide a healthy environment for in-person sessions at the church facility, we have divided our faith formation families into 2 groups.
Each group will be attending an in-person session after 9:30 AM Holy Mass every 2 weeks.
Virtual Sessions will be from 2 to 3PM for that group which have not been scheduled for the in-person session on that Sunday.
This cycle will be repeated every Sunday, until we are safe to have a full fledged in-person session. All our Faith Formation program participating Children are encouraged to join 9:30 AM Children's Holy Mass,
In-person session will be restricted only for the assigned group families for that day. If you would like to know, which group your child is included, please click the link below:-
CCD/Faith Formation Leadership Team - Admin Staff (2020-21)
Minesh Joseph - CCD/Faith Formation Principal
Tesline James, Jojimol Kallarackal, Marydasan Thomas - CCD/Faith Formation Vice-Principals
Thomas Vengathadam | Mariella Payyappilly
Safe Environment :Theresa Tomy | Jason Alex | Benny Thomas | Sophia Rijo Mathew
Shine Stephen | Roy Thadikkaran | Jishi Benny | James Kokkad
Health/Safety Leads: Lisha Kallacheril/Jojimol Justin
Google Classroom access
All the students will have access to the church email account to use for google classroom. If any of the student do not have access, please contact your student's class teachers.