Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York

Faith Formation Grades K - 6, Rainbow and Children's Liturgy of the Word

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 preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and 1st Eucharist.

Meet the
Faith Formation Staff

Mrs. Madeline Fretto
Pastoral Associate

 

Mrs. Michele DeLorenzo
Faith Formation Assistant

Registration for the 2017-2018
Faith Formation Year will be held

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th 9am - 12pm

and

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th 9am - 7pm



It is recommended that all families in our Faith Formation Program be registered with the Parish prior to enrollment; and it is required that participants in a Sacramental Preparation year be registered with the Parish.  If you are unsure about your status with respect to parish registration, please contact the rectory 399-9168

Class times for the 2017-2018 year are:

FULL CALENDARS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PRINT IN LATE AUGUST

Class calendars were accurate when posted, changes may occur throughout the year, please contact the Faith Formation Office if you have questions.

Sunday 9:30am - 10:45am
Grades 1 -6

 

Monday 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Grades 1 - 6

 

Tuesday 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Grades 1 - 6

 

Home Study is available for Grades 3 - 6
(evaluations are 4 times per year on Sunday mornings)
Evaluations for 2017-2018 will be

Click here to print the Home Study Calendar and Chapter Assignments

Please Note:  Classes will be limited to 14 children in the regular classrooms and 10 children in the new split classrooms.  In order to provide each child with a quality Faith Formation experience, and a safe, controlled environment, we cannot make an exception to this rule.
 

We are proud to offer Faith Formation for Kindergarteners.
Kindergarten meets on Sunday Morning from 9:30am - 10:30am - print a Calendar of Classes

 
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 Sundays from 9:30am - 10:20am, as scheduled.   Print a 2017-2018 Class Calendar
Please contact Madeline Fretto with questions.  
 

If you are new to our community, WELCOME!  We would encourage any new families to contact the Faith Formation Office prior to enrollment.  When you enroll in our program for the 1st time you will need to complete a NEW FAMILY ENROLLMENT FORM .   Additionally, we will need copies baptismal certificates for each child that will registered in the program.  Please note, this is NOT the same as our Parish Census and Registration.  For information about registering with the Parish, please contact the Parish Office.

 

Returning families will have enrollment forms preprinted to review and sign.

2017-2018 Tuition

$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 enrollment.  If tuition represents a financial hardship for your family, please contact us.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Children are prepared for the Sacraments through participation in the Faith Formation Program while in 2nd grade.  If you have a child older than 2nd grade we needs the Sacraments, we welcome them into our program.  Please contact Madeline Fretto to discuss your child's situation.  Questions about First Reconciliation and First Eucharist should be directed to Madeline Fretto, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation.

First Reconciliation Workshop and Sacrament

January 27, 2018
9am - 12:00pm


First Eucharist Workshop


April 14, 2018
10am - 12:00pm




First Eucharist Rehearsal


May 2, 2018
4:00 - 5:30pm




Celebration of the Sacrament of First Eucharist

May 5, 2018
10:00am



Children's Masses

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 greets, ushers, gift bearers and more.

2017-2018
Children's Masses

11am Mass

October 29th

November 19th

December 17th

January 21st

February 11th

March 18th

April 29th



A few pictures from our March 2017 children's mass
Children's Liturgy of the Word

During the 11:00 Mass on specific Sundays during the school year. 

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. 

If you would like more information on Children's Liturgy or to Volunteer to help with this program, please email Madeline Fretto.

Our Annual Alleluia Mass was celebrated on May 1st during 11:00am Liturgy.  We are very proud of all the children who worked very hard with Mr. Stannard to prepare a lovely song for all of us.  We are grateful to all of the families and catechists who helped to make this a very special day.  Visit the Parish Photos page for pictures from the Mass.