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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.

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 2019-2020 School Year, please print and complete the registration form and return it to the parish office.

 First through Third Grade

​Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. 

Classes will take place at the Church of Saint Anne

Catechists for Grades 1,2, and 3
Grade 1: Angela Ehrhardt/Tiana Ambrose
Grade 2: Miss Lori Bronakowski
Grade 3: Mrs. Rachel Lewis/Stephanie Boyer

When the weather is inclement you will receive a text message informing you of a cancellation. Please see instructions included in the mailing to subscribe for the texting service.

 

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 29First Class​

 

October

​October 6​Class
​October 13​Class
​October 20​Class
​October 27​Class

 

November

​November 3​Class  
​November 10​Class
​November 17No Class - Ravioli Dinner
​November 24Class

 

December

​December 1                                                No ​Class - Thanksgiving Recess
​December 8​Class - St. Nicholas party
​December 15​Class
​December 22No Class - Christmas Recess
​December 29No Class - New Year Recess

 

January

​January 5​Class
​January 12​Class
​January 19​Class
​January 26​Class

 

February

​February 2​Class 
​February 12​Class
​February 19​Class
​February 26​Class

 

March

​March 1     ​Class
​March 8​Class
​March 15​Class
​March 22​Class
​March 29​Class

 

April

​April 5                                                                    ​Class
​April 12No Class - Easter Sunday
​April 19​Class
​April 26​Last Class

 

 Fourth through Eighth Grade

​Classes are held on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Classes will take place at the Holy Family Church

Catechists for Grades 4,5,6,7, and 8
Grade 4: Mrs. Helen Carroll
Grade 5: Maryann Landini/Coreen Goetz
Grade 6: Kristen and Nick Gruber
Grade 7: Mr. & Mrs. Andrew and Carolyn Cannizzaro
Grade 8: Mrs. Ashley Wilson

Aides - Melissa Lombardozzi and Jill Millcoff

PLEASE NOTE: When the weather is inclement you will receive a text message informing you of a cancellation. Please see instructions in the mailing to subscribe for the texting service.

 

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. Our sacramental preparation schedule for Confirmation will be mailed separately to our 8th Grade parents. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. All Students receiving Confirmation need to attend one of the Confirmation Retreats (link to the attached flyer) sponsored by the Diocese of Greensburg up until that date. Proof of attendance is necessary.
Please Note: If school is canceled on Monday due to snow conditions, Faith Formation will also be canceled for that evening.

*Denotes a consecutive Monday class

September 

​September 30First Class   ​

 

October

​October 7    ​Class       
​October 14​No Class
​October 21​Class
​October 28No Class

 

November

​November 4     ​Class          
​November 11​No Class
​November 18​Class
​November 25*​No Class

 

December

​December 2                                                No Class - Thankgiving Recess
​December 9​No Class
​December 16*​Class - Advent Pizza Party
​December 23No Class - Christmas Recess
​December 30No Class - New Year Recess

 

January

​January 6                       ​Class
​January 13*Class
​January 20​No Class
​January 27Class

 

February

​February 3No ​Class
​February 10​Class
​February 17​No Class
​February 24​Class

 

March

​March 2​No Class
​March 9​Class
​March 16​No Class
​March 23​Class
​March 30No Class​

 

April

​April 6          Class
​April 13​No Class
​April 20​Class
​April 27Last ​Classs

 

 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.