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 the principles of Catholicism and Christianity, and is a necessary component in order to receive sacraments.
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 9:30-10:30 am and Tuesdays from 6-7pm. Classes are held from September through April.
What will my child learn in Christian Formation? CLICK HERE to view grade level expectations given by the Archdiocese.
Sacramental Preparation: First Reconciliation & First Eucharist
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.
For the 2018-19 CF year, we will have Reconciliation Parent Meetings on Sept. 30th at 9:30 a.m. and Oct. 2nd at 6 p.m. Our fall parent/child retreats will take place on Nov 2nd from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Nov 3rd from 9 a.m.-noon. First Reconciliation will be celebrated on Nov 28th and 29th at 6:30 p.m. Date selections will be made in the fall.
Parent meetings for First Eucharist will be held on Jan 27th at 9:30 a.m. and Jan 29th at 6 p.m. Our parent/child retreat options will be March 15th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and March 16th from 9 a.m.-noon. First Eucharist will be celebrated on April 27th & 28th and May 4th. Dates selections for First Eucharist dates will take place in early spring.
Break Open the Word
Children age 3 through 5th grade are invited to join us for an age-appropriate presentation of the Liturgy of the Word . Families begins Mass together and the children are called forward after the opening prayer. BOW uses readings from the Children’s Lectionary, which is simplified to be more understandable, and includes conversation and related activities to engage the children with the Gospel message.
BOW is offered during the Sunday 9:00 mass during the seasons of Advent & Lent, as well as the summer. All children are welcome and no registration is needed!