Faith Formation

Faith Formation 2016 – 2017

Dear Parents,

This is the updated schedule for sacramental programs.  Please make these date and time changes on all your family calendars.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support and cooperation.

PARISH MISSION, March 5th-8th, 7pm each night

Families are encouraged to attend the parish mission together.  More details to come–

 

FIRST RECONCILIATION/FIRST COMMUNION:

Reconciliation Retreat: Saturday, 4/4 or 4/11, 9am-noon* (choose one):  Please meet in the church

First Reconciliation: Saturday 3/18, 9am-10am (Teachers will have a sign up sheet  available to sign up for a specific time slot)

First Communion Retreat: Friday, April 28th, 6:30pm-8pm*

First Communion Retreat: Saturday, April  29th, 9am-3:30pm*

First Communion Mass: Sunday, April 30th, 9:15am Mass
 
*Parents are expected to sign up to help at least one of the retreats.
 
 

CONFIRMATION:

 
***Class Times are Changing to 6:15-7:30pm on Sundays; Wednesday class times will stay the same.
 
Confirmation students are required to attend the Parish Mission on Sunday, March 5th and Wednesday, March 8th at 7pm both nights.
 
Confirmation Retreat: Saturday, April 29th, 4-9pm
Attend 4pm Mass with sponsor, followed by dinner and a retreat until 9pm (sponsors do not have to stay the whole time)
 
Confirmation: Tuesday, May 2nd at the Basilica of St. Mary at 7pm
 

We welcome our new faith Formation Director, Christina Ruiz!

Pre-K through Eighth Grade Calendar for Download: 2016-2017 Faith Formation Calendar (Calendar is being updated)
Confirmation Class Calendar for Download: 2016-2017 Confirmation Calendar

Registration Form: 2016-2017 Registration Form
Volunteer Sign up: 2016-2017 Volunteer Sign up

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The form may be returned via email, via regular mail, or it may be dropped off during office hours. You are encouraged to register early, as we may need to limit class sizes to ensure that children have the best opportunity to learn and grow in our faith.

Support of the religious education programs by parents and other members of our parish family is a vital element of our programs. A volunteer sign-up form is provided for your information. Please consider ways in which you would like to contribute. At this time we are in need teacher aides/classroom monitors at most levels. Volunteers must attend VIRTUS safe environment training and have a background check. Please register at www.virtus.org.  If you have never used the VIRTUS site before, please click on first-time registrant.   Details are available on the church’s calendar.  (Church Calendar)

Our religious education programs are open to children from preschool through high school.

WE HAVE FOUND OUR PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN TEACHER! Our Pre-K and Kindergarten class will meet on TUESDAYS from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  

Students from first through eighth grade meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm until 7:45 pm.

Students from pre-K through third grade will participate in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program (www.cgsusa.org); fourth through eight grade will utilize the Image of God curriculum (imageofgodseries.com).

The ninth grade has a class that focuses on Confirmation preparation. Older high school students who have not been confirmed are also welcome to enroll. The Confirmation class will generally meet on one Wednesday per month, for one Teen Mass per month, and for one Sunday night youth group per month, as well as for other Sunday classes. The detailed schedule for Confirmation is linked above, and is also available on our church calendar.

Should you have questions about the programs or volunteering, please contact our Faith Formation Director via email at stgeorgeff@outlook.com, or the church office at 952-473-1247.