Religious Education/Youth Ministry

 

Please visit our main Faith Formation tab for information regarding our Faith Formation Office and the Safe Environment Policy.

FAITH FORMATION: Ages 3- Grade 12

REGISTRATION:

  • Registrations should be submitted to the Faith Formation Office at the address below, as soon as possible. Classes start Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018!
  • Please print the 2018-19 registration form, complete and attach your payment. Forms are also available in the parish gathering space.
  • Please ensure your parish registration is complete, and includes all family members.  You may register with the parish online at Register.  Automatic mailings are only generated for children registered also as parishioners.

 

PROGRAMS & CALENDARS:

Little Church focuses on a small project related to the Sunday Gospel.  Little Church meets in the Bishops’ Room during the 10:30 a.m. Mass, Liturgy of the Word.  During the collection, the children rejoin their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist and Concluding Rites. A Little Church family may also be invited to bring the gifts to the altar.

Although there is no fee for Little Church, children must still register using the Faith Formation registration link above.  Homeschool or public school children in Little Church are also highly encouraged to register for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as noted below.

Little Church begins on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Ages 3 – Grade 12 Faith Formation begins on Catechetical Sunday, (Sept. 16, 2018).  There will be a blessing of catechists (including the primary catechists-the parents) during the 10:30 a.m. Mass. An optional Knights of Columbus breakfast follows Mass. Classes run from noon-1:15 pm. We begin by gathering in the parish hall. Please join us.

 

Faith Formation Program Details:

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:  (ages 3-6) Since Little Church has a Sunday Gospel focus all students are highly encouraged to also join us for our newly implemented faith formation program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS).  CGS has a full age-appropriate curriculum which allows the child a space and time to encounter God, drawing them deeper into relationship with Him.  Please see our CGS Flyer 2018 and the Resource Links page for more information.

All are also invited to join us for the Blessing of the Atrium (by Msgr. Steber) and open house, beginning at 12:15 on Sunday, September 16, 2018.  Please note: The open house is designed more for adults to see our sacred space and view some  videos taken about the program and of children in the space or reflecting upon it. Due to the nature of CGS, presentations and materials will not be available for children to use at the open house.

Faith Formation: Classes Ages 3 – grade 8:  Our Faith Formation classes follow the diocese curriculum standards using a variety of resources.  Please see the resource links for more information regarding the curriculum itself.  We begin with an optional snack immediately following the 10:30 am Mass.  Classes run from noon – 1:15pm and all will be held at St. Peter Cathedral this year.

High School Faith Formation: grade 9 – 12:  This year we will be using Ascension Press’s Chosen Program and YOU program, as well as discussing Apologetics. Class will follow the 10:30 am Mass and run until 1:15pm. We will be located downstairs of the Cathedral in the Media Room.  For more information on the high school curriculum, visit Diocese High School Curriculum.

First Reconciliation/Eucharist Preparationplease visit First Communion

Confirmation Preparation: please visit Confirmation.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS: See Youth & Family Events.