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Faith Formation/Religious Education

 

Faith Formation K-11

Mission: Faith Formation is our parishes’ religious in-struction for public school students in kindergarten through grade 11 and includes sacramental preparation for students in 2nd grade (First Reconciliation), 3rd grade (First Eucharist), and 11th grade (Confirmation).

Wanted: Youth involvement – Public school students in kindergarten (age 5) through 11th grade. Young Parish-ioner involvement – Students in grades 6-12 are invited to assist on Saturday mornings in classrooms as class-room aides. Adult involvement: Adults are invited to pro-vide classroom instruction to students as classroom teach-ers (catechists).

Time Commitment: September – May: K – 4th grade most Saturday mornings from 10 to 11:30 am; Grades 5 – 11th most Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

HELP NEEDED

Faith: the Next Generation – Pass It On! Boldly go where many have gone before and help pass on the Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith! This fall, over 250 children and young people, kin-dergarten through grade 11, have signed up to learn more about Jesus and the Catholic faith. At this time, over 20 of these children and young people have no catechist to teach them. You can help by becoming a catechist for Faith Formation. As you nurture the faith of our young, you will learn and grow as well! As one long-time catechist put it, “I learn so much from the children!” We provide you with training, materials, prayer and support. If interested or for more information, contact the parish office at 768-6543.

To send the following forms to the Religious Education Department you may either save the completed form on your computer and return as an attachment via email to the Parish Secretary or save the form and follow the directions highlighted in purple at the top of the form.

The completed form should be set to: Denise Spadaccia - Director of Religious Education for Life Teen/Edge.

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Online Registration Form

Religious Education Handbook

Handbook Reciept Form

Volunteer Form

Prinable Faith Formation Calendar

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:

The formation of young people in our faith is very important. This responsibility lies first with you our parents, who promised at your child’s Baptism to raise them in the practice of our faith through example. With this in mind we can not stress enough the importance of attending Sunday Mass. Please understand very clearly that attending religious education classes does not fulfill the obligation to attend Mass. This is a serious commandment that must be followed by every baptized person.

Part of a young person’s human formation is teaching them to make good decisions. At times young people have difficulty deciding what should be a priority in their life. As parents we ask you to set the example and be the guide. Sports, dance, music, fine arts, all these things are important but none of these should ever be seen as a better choice over living and practicing one’s faith. Attending Mass and Religious Education Classes should be the priority that your children learn from you. We ask your continued cooperation and support in this coming year; especially for your prayers for a successful program. We want to thank and acknowledge our teachers who give of their free time and volunteer countless hours to be here and work with your children. God Bless them for their sacrifices and selfless love.

Sincerely in Jesus,
Father Michael Donovan, O. de M.
Pastor


P.S. For those families with students in Sacramental Preparation: that is, Reconciliation and First Eucharist (3rd grade) and Confirmation (11th grade) please be sure we have your email address so we can communicate special schedules, letters and information to you.

Sacraments 101: Confirmation (why we're confirmed)

 

Sacraments 101: Baptism (why we baptize)

 

Sacraments 101: Eucharist (how we receive)

 

Sacraments 101: Anointing of the Sick (who it's for)  

Sacraments 101: Matrimony (why make it Catholic)

 

Sacraments 101: Holy Orders (what ordination means)

 

Sacraments 101: Penance (why we confess)