Grades K-5 Faith Formation
NO FAITH FORMATION AT THIS TIME
(All Sacramental Celebrations are being postponed -
Baptisms, First Holy Communion, & Confirmation -
We will reschedule events when possible and keep you posted.)
"And people were bringing children to him that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, "Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it." Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them." - Mark 10:13-16
WHEN WE MEET
Sundays, 11:10am - 12:20pm
in Henderson Hall
WHAT WE DO
During this time, students learn about and engage their faith in age-appropriate ways, with readings, discussions, games, and activities to help the students understand the material. Each year's lessons build upon the lessons learned the previous year.
In the classrooms, we utilize the Allelu, Alive in Christ, and Faith Fusion series from Our Sunday Visitor, based on the needs of the individual student. Each program is designed for a specific part of forming your student's faith.
If your student is in elementary school or above, and needs to be baptized, they must be enrolled in Faith Formation classes for one year in order to receive the sacrament, which will be celebrated at the Easter Vigil Mass. To learn more about this sacrament or to view baptismal requirements, please visit our Baptism page by clicking the box below.
First Holy Communion
Students can receive First Holy Communion as early as second grade in our Faith Formation program, provided that they were enrolled and actively attended Faith Formation in at least the first grade. (For students who begin Faith Formation later than first grade, they will still have to take two years of preparation classes, beginning the year in which they are first enrolled.) Elementary students will receive their First Holy Communion at the end of the Faith Formation year.
During their first year of sacramental preparation, they will learn about the sacrament of Reconciliation. Their specific preparations for receiving the Eucharist will take place during their second year. To learn more about the sacrament of the Eucharist, please click the link below.