Primary Educators League

Assisting parents in the eternal vigil of protecting the freedom and holiness of their families.

Monday, August 21, 2006

52 Parishes Approved to Use Formation in Christian Chastity

Archbishop Flynn has approved 52 parishes to use Formation in Christian Chastity (FICC), also known as the Harrisburg, PA program according to The Catholic Spirit, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

The Catholic Spirit published a large special pullout section for its August 17th edition. However, that section does not yet appear to be available online. Here are the highlights:

"Talking About Touching":
(preschool and kindergarten): 57 parishes
(grades one through four): 65 parishes
(grades preschool through fourth): 31 schools

"Family Safety Fair" (preschool through fourth grade): 40 parishes, 14 schools

"Out of Harm's Way" (grades five through eight): 80 parishes, 42 schools

"Creating Safe and Sacred Spaces" (grades nine through twelve): 79 parishes, 6 schools

Alternative programs approved by Archbishop Harry Flynn

"Formation in Christian Chastity" (Harrisburg program) 52 parishes, 36 schools (some supplementing with one of recommended programs)

"Diocese of Alexandria Child Protection Catechesis": 4 parishes, 2 schools

Undeclared: 37 parishes, 27 schools
Source: The Catholic Spirit, August 17, 2006

Safe environments programs are to be implemented during the '06-'07 school year. There is not an official breakdown by parish by curriculum chosen, but for a list of parishes using FICC, please see here. The list is not complete but we hope to hear from all the parishes who have received approval so we can add them to the published list.


Post a Comment

<< Home