The church recognizes that parents are the first and best teachers of faith for their children. Our program offers support and structure to the formation that is happening at home. We strive to integrate the meaning and message of the Word of God, the development of a community of faith, the celebration of Liturgy and worship, and to promote a life of service and discipleship.
The Faith Formation program offers weekly sessions for Kindergarten through Grade 6, Children's Liturgy of the Word during the 11:00 am Mass, and Sacramental preparation.
Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 9am - 12noon
Monday, September 9, 2013 from 9am - 7pm
in the Parish Center Hall
If you have questions about enrolling your children in our Faith Formation Program, please contact Madeline Fretto, our Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation.
When you enroll in our program for the 1st time you will need to complete a NEW FAMILY ENROLLMENT FORM (click to print). Please note, this is NOT the same as our Parish Census and Registration. Additionally, we will need copies baptismal certificates for each child that will registered in the program.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR ALL
Selection of specific day/time for each child will take place at enrollment. A one-page printable summary of all of the available options for every grade can be found by clicking here.
Faith Formation Classes for K - 6
Kindergarten will be offered Sunday mornings only from 9:30am - 10:45am
Grades 1-6 will have the following options:
Sundays 9:30am - 10:45am
Mondays 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Tuesdays 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Wednesdays 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Sessions for 2013-2014 will begin the Week of September 29, 2013
Check back for printable detailed calendars for each day.
The Rainbow Class is offered for children between the ages of 6 and 15 who are learning disabled - perhaps they are in need of their sacraments or maybe they would love to be a bigger part of our Faith Community through participation in the Faith Formation Program. We welcome all with open arms.
Rainbow meets on Sundays from 9:30am - 10:20am, as scheduled. Please contact Madeline Fretto with questions. Rainbow will begin on Sunday, October 6, 2013.
All classes will be filled on a first-come basis and will be capped at the discretion of the Pastoral Associate
TUITION for 2013-2014
$65.00 for 1 child
$125.00 for 2 children
$175.00 for 3 or more children
Payment in full is due (cash or check only) at the time of enrollment. If the tuition represents a financial hardship for your family, please contact us.
The Faith Formation Program offers many opportunities for children and their families to fully engage in the Life of our Parish. One way is through scheduling Masses throughout the year where the children have an opportunity to be the greeters, ushers, gift bearers and more.
Please mark your calendars for these dates - further information will be sent home as the time gets closer.
October 20, 2013 8am Mass with Reception to Follow in Parish Center
November 24, 2013 11am Mass
December 15, 2013 11am Mass Children's Advent Liturgy
January 11, 2014 5pm Mass
February 8, 2014 5pm Mass Followed by Father/Daughter Valentine Dance
check out the Parish Photos page for some pictures from last year's dance
March 16, 2014 11am Mass
April 27, 2014 11am Mass Children's Alleluia Mass
IMPORTANT DATES for
First Reconciliation Parent Meeting - December 10, 2013 at 10:00am or 7:00pm
First Reconciliation - January 25, 2014 at 10:00am
First Eucharist Parent Meeting - March 11, 2014 at 10:00am or 7:00pm
First Eucharist Rehearsal - April 28 or 29, 2014 from 5-6pm (you will be notified of your rehearsal date)
Celebration of First Eucharist - Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 2014
May Crowning - Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 11:00am Mass
During the 11:00 Mass onduring the school year. Children's Liturgy of the Word is not held during the summer months but will resume Sunday, September 29, 2013.
Children who are at least 4 years old but have not yet received 1st Eucharist are invited to participate in Children's Liturgy of the Word. For their safety and protection, children who participate in Children's Liturgy of the Word will now be required to register for this program. However, no fee will be charged.
Please click here to print a Children's Liturgy of the Word registration form for 2013-2014.
If you would like more information on Children's Liturgy or to Volunteer to help with this program, please email Madeline Fretto.
New images were just added from the Spring Alleluia Mass and October's Junior Youth Night. If you have photos from Faith Formation Events, that you would like to share, please email them to Christine Goss.