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Faith Formation classes are open to public school children of the parish who are in first through eighth grade. Our program builds a foundation for living the Catholic life by helping the child to grow in holiness; to develop a relationship with God; to grow in the knowledge of and thereby foster a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; to know the teachings of the church; and how, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus works in and through the sacraments.

Angela Ehrhardt, Director of Faith Formation

Rachel Lewis, Faith Formation Co-ordinator

The diocesan policy for reception of the sacraments of reconciliation and first Eucharist is that they are conferred in second grade. A prerequisite is that your children must be actively involved in our parish faith formation program or enrolled in a Catholic School in First Grade.

If your are interested in having your child(ren) participate in Faith Formation for the 2021-2022 School Year, please print and complete the 2021-2022 registration form and return it to the parish office.


 First through Third Grade

Catechists for Grades 1,2, and 3
Grade 1: Mrs. Carolyn Cannizzaro
Grade 2: Mrs. Shirley Lazar
Grade 3: Alicia Mahalko

Classes are canceled on a Sunday because of holy days, per the schedule. Should there be a reason why classes will not be held other times, an Email will be sent to families.

Schedule
Please keep this schedule handy for continual reference. Read the weekly Parish bulletin for any exceptions to this schedule, as well as any additions which may occur during the year.
Please Note: Our Sacramental Preparation Schedule for First Communion will be mailed separately to our second grade parents.

September

​September 26First Class​

 

October

​October 3
​Class
​October 10​Class
​October 17
​Class
​October 24
​Class
​October 31
​Class

 

November

​November 7
​Class  
​November 14                                         
No ​Class - Veteren's Day Weekend
​November 21
​Class
​November 28No Class - Thanksgiving

 

December

​December 5                                                Class
​December 12
​Class
​December 19
​Class                         
​December 26
​No Class - Christmas

 

January

​January 2
​Class
​January 9
​Class
​January 16                                                            
No ​Class - MLK Weekend
​January 23​Class
​January 30
​Class

 

February

​February 6
​Class 
​February 13​Class
​February 20                                         
no ​Class - President's Day Weekend
​February 27​Class

 

March

​March 6     ​Class
​March 13
​Class
​March 20
​Class
​March 27​Class

 

April

​April 3                                                      ​Class                           
​April 10
​Class
​April 17
​No Class - Easter
​April 24
​Last ​Class

 

 Fourth through Eighth Grade

​Classes are held on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on ZOOM.

Catechists for Grades 4,5,6,7, and 8
Grade 4: Mrs. Helen Carroll
Grade 5: Mrs. Maryann Landini - Aide - Stephanie Boyer
-Grade 6: Mr. Dan Landini
Grade 7: Mr. Bill Hughes
Grade 8: Mr. Lucas Cannizzarro and Mrs. Larissa Cannizzaro

Schedule
Please keep this schedule handy for continual reference. Read the weekly Parish bulletin for any exceptions to this schedule, as well as any additions which may occur during the year.

Classes are canceled on a Monday because of holy days or civil holidays, per the schedule. Should there be a reason why classes will not be held other times, An Email will be sent to families.

September 

​September 27
​First Class

 

October

​October 4          
      
​October 11    
​Class            
October 18   

October 25  
        

 

November

​November 1              
​November 8
Class
​November 15
​November 22Class
​November 29
​No Class - Thanksgiving

 

December

​December 6                                                ​Class
​December13

​December 20
​Class                                        
​December 27
​No Class - Christmas

 

January

​January 3
​Class
January 10       

​January 17
​Class
​January 24                   
Class

 

February

​February 7
​Class
​February 14
​Class
​February 21                                     
​No Class - President's Day Weekend      
​February 28​Class

 

March

​March 7
Class
​March 14
​Class
​March 21     
Class
​March 28​Class

 

April

​April 4
​Class
​April 11
​Class
​April 18
​No Class - Easter
​April 25          Last Class 

 

 Liturgy of the Word for Children

Celebration of the Liturgy of the Word for Children occurs during our 11:00 a.m. Mass. Liturgy of the Word for Children begins with the children being called forward after the opening prayer and then dismissed from the assembly. They gather in a special room to hear the word of God proclaimed to them on their own level, followed by a time of reflection, which opens the children to the good news of Jesus' love for them.

The children also respond to a profession of faith and the prayers of the faithful. The children then return to the assembly in time for the celebration of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Liturgy of the Word for Children is a liturgical experience for the children and not a religious education opportunity. All children ages 5 through 11 are welcome to participate. No sign up is necessary.