Faith Formation Program
The Faith Formation program is offered to all children in Kindergarten through 9th grade. The program runs from September to the First Sunday in May each year.
Grades K, 1-5 use the Christ Our Life series or Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. In Grade 6 we use Be My Disciples text. Each year we build on their knowledge from the previous year. Attendance at class each week is extremely important as much sharing and interacting takes place within the classroom. It is required that students attend each grade level of religious education as they grow in their faith and prepare for their sacraments.
We take pride in working with our children who are preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in Grade 2. We place strong emphasis on the family coming together to prepare as well as celebrating these wonderful moments in their children’s lives.
Students in Grade 7 use the We Live Our Faith Series vol. I. In grade 8 as they begin the initial phase of Confirmation preparation, they follow Part 1 of the Chosen Program. In Grade 9 they complete the final phase of Confirmation preparation with Chosen Program, Part II. It is through this process that students become engaged with scripture in finding ways to problem solve today’s situations and problems.
Students are required to complete a total of 20 service hours in grades 7 and 8 to make students eligible to enter the immediate preparation for Confirmation.
Students are given the opportunity to make their own faith commitment through the Sacrament of Confirmation – the reception usually takes place in the Spring of 9th grade.