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.
Regina Hopewell, Director of Religious Education
Rachel Lewis, Faith Formation Coordinator
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 2022-2023 School Year, please contact Rachel Lewis [email protected]
First through Third Grade
Classes will take place Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.
Catechists Grades 1 through 3
1st Grade – Carolyn Cannizzaro
2nd Grade – Shirley Lazar
3rd Grade – Lynn Braden
Please keep this schedule handy for continual reference. https://stannerostrave.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/CCD-Schedule-Gr-1-3.pdf Read the weekly Parish bulletin for any exceptions to this schedule, as well as any additions which may occur during the year.
|September 25, 2022 – FIRST CLASS|
|October 2 |
November 13 NO CLASS (Veteran’s Day weekend)
November 27 NO CLASS (Thanksgiving)
December 25 NO CLASS (Christmas)
|January 1, 2023 NO CLASS (New Year’s Day)|
January 15 NO CLASS (MLK Weekend)
February 19 NO CLASS(President’s Day weekend)
April 9 NO CLASS (Easter)
April 16 LAST CLASS
Fourth through Eighth Grade
Classes are held every other Monday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Holy Family Social Hall.
Catechists Grades 4 through 8
4th Grade – Helen Carroll
5th Grade – Maryann Landini,
Stephanie Boyer, Aide
6th Grade – Dan Landini
7th Grade – Alicia Mahalko
8th Grade – Lucas and Larissa Cannizzaro
Please keep this schedule handy for continual reference. https://stannerostrave.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/CCD-Schedule-Gr-4-8.pdf Read the weekly Parish bulletin for any exceptions to this schedule, as well as any additions which may occur during the year.
|September 26, 2022 FIRST CLASS|
|April 3 ** BACK-to-BACK Classes|
April 17 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.