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

Class times for the 2018-2019 year are:

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 dates for 2018-2019 will be published in September

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 - 10:45am 

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 2018-2019 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.

2018-2019 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 19, 2019
9am - 12noon

9 to 10am Parent Meeting

10 to 11am Parent & Child Workshop

11 to 12pn First Confession

First Eucharist Workshop

April 13, 2019

10am - 12noon

First Eucharist Rehearsal

May 8, 2019

4pm - 5pm

Celebration of the Sacrament of First Eucharist

May 11, 2019

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.

Children's Masses

11am Mass

October 28
December 16 - Advent Mass

January 27
February 24
March 24

May 5 - Alleluia Mass

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.