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Children – 3K -5th Grade

Christian Formation for Children

We welcome all children, beginning in 3K, into our Christian Formation programming.  Christian Formation is a wonderful way to introduce your child to our faith, and is a necessary component in order to receive sacraments.

In-person Christian Formation classes for 3K, 4K & 5K are offered on Sundays from 8:15-9:15am.  Classes for 1st-5th grade are offered on Sundays from 9:30-10:30am and Tuesdays from 6-7pm.  Classes  for the 2022-2023 CF year will begin September 11th/13th and go through April 

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Vacation Bible School

August 1st – 5th from 9am – noon

Open to children entering 3K- 5th grade in the fall of 2022

At Monumental VBS, kids explore the vastness of God’s power and the depth of his love for each of them. Kids will have an amazing week full of faith discoveries, memorable music, new games, awesome science experiments, fun crafts and epic adventures that help them encounter God’s power and love.

Cost: $35 per child
Pay online at https://abundant.co/stjamescongregation/CFFees or mail a check made out to St. James to the Christian Formation Office.

Sign up now for the best week of summer fun!

Volunteers are needed too!  We welcome those entering 6th grade on up through adulthood to join us!  Volunteer here!

Sacramental Preparation: First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

These sacraments are traditionally celebrated in second grade, although we welcome children who may be out of sequence.  Children will prepare for these sacraments through participation in weekly Christian Formation classes, as well as two parent/child retreats.  There is a sacramental fee of $55 that covers the cost of textbooks & other materials, as well as the two retreats.  Registration for the 2022-2023 sacramental year can be found above.

Important Sacrament Dates Spring 2022:

Rehearsals for First Eucharist take place as follows:

  • Tuesday April 26th at 5:30pm for children celebrating at 4:3o mass on April 30th
  • Tuesday April 26th at 6:15pm for children celebrating at 8:15 mass on May 1st
  • Tuesday April 26th at 7pm for children celebrating at 10:30 mass on May 1st
  • Tuesday May 3rd at 5:30pm for children celebrating at the 4:30 mass on May 7th
  • Tuesday May 3rd at 6:15pm for children celebrating at the 8:15 mass on May 8th
  • Tuesday May 3rd at 7pm for children celebrating at the 10:30 mass on May 8th

First Eucharist will be celebrated on these dates:

  • April 30th at 4:30 mass
  • May 1st at 8:15 mass
  • May 1st at 10:30 mass
  • May 7th at 4:30 mass
  • May 8th at 8:15 mass
  • May 8th at 10:30 mass