Elementary Faith Formation classes are held from September – April. The first class will be September 10, 2019.
There is one universal registration form for all the elementary age programs and one medical release form. Please fill out the form completely. Click the registration form link to print out the forms.
Registration fee is $35/child or $70/family.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd- Ages 4-6
Tuesday evenings, 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (September – April)
Catechesis of the Good Sheperd is a program where children learn about the Catholic faith, the Bible and the Mass by working with hands-on material that are specifically made for each lesson.
Each child works with materials designed for his/her age level.
Elementary Faith Formation (Religious Education)- Grades 1-6
Tuesday evenings, 6:15 p.m – 7:30 p.m.
Grades: 1 and 4-6: Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program is a unique program that combines a complete doctrinal catechesis with the liturgical life of the Church. The individual “lesson by lesson” format provides each child with a fresh new lesson every week. The lessons correspond to the three liturgical years and include current events and cultural developments that help children see the relevance of the Gospel to their lives.
Grades 2 and 3: St. Mary’s Press: Discover! Finding Faith in Life
Discover! Finding Faith in Life, a brand new approach to children’s faith formation, is here! Filled with exciting, energetic learning that will get your kids out of their seats as they excitedly dive into the Bible and the teachings of the Church! Imagine…helping them transform a learned faith into a vibrantly lived faith! It’s to spark such “Aha!” moments that we’ve created a faith formation program that uses The Catholic Children’s Bible as the main text. Children will dive into Bible stories, discover and connect them with Catholic teachings, and be called to age-appropriate action!
Children learn best when they can be engaged on all levels—emotional, spiritual, and physical! In Discover! Finding Faith in Life, you’ll easily channel their eager wiggles using the built-in energetic learning activities! Create fun, energy, and excitement for both your catechist and your children, all while building meaningful lessons!
Imagine…where every child, learns, loves, and lives their Bible!
Sacramental Classes (2nd grade and older)
Classes for the Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist) and Reconciliaition are family based. The preparation for these three sacraments normally takes place in the second grade. The child must have attended at least one year of faith formation classes before starting the sacramental classes. At least one parent or designated adult must attend each class. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Use the Elementary Age Faith Formation Registration forms to register.
Youth Ministry (6th grade – 12 grade students)
- Youth Ministry gatherings are held on designated Sunday evenings (11:30am – 1:00pm.).
- Dates: See Parish calendar on home page
- Sunday sessions will help the youth discover who they are becoming in Christ. There is time for fellowship, food, friends, as well as faith formation. All Jr. High and High School youth are invited to come.
- The youth will help plan service projects and outreach opportunities along with fun social events.
- No registration fee for youth ministry gatherings, there may be a fee for special events.
- A Medical Release form is required for all youth who attend any event.
Contact Information: Luann Hugo, Faith Formation/Youth Ministry Director
989-697-3100 ext: 227